University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,428
2022 Average Net Price
$13,427
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.5%
4,091 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,188
80.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.1%
657 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were General Business Administration & Management (173 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (76 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (61 degrees).

In 2022, 1,536 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. 68.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,374 degrees), 29.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $6,428, which is $−17,568 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $6,428, which is $−17,568 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,427.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-River Falls received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,428
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was $6,428. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $−17,568 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,427
2022 Value
6.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Wisconsin-River Falls had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,427. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-River Falls grew by 6.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,004
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was of $7,004 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.51% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-River Falls received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 28.3% with respect to 2021, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

University of Wisconsin-River Falls received 4,091 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.02% annual growth. Out of those 4,091 applicants, 3,456 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.5% acceptance rate.

There were 5,188 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2022.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an overall enrollment yield of 29.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,456
Accepted Out of 4,091

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-River Falls was 84.5% (3,456 admissions from 4,091 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.02%, while admissions grew by 1.89%..

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-River Falls had a total enrollment of 5,188 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 4,191 students and the part-time enrollment is 997. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.1% White, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Asian, 2.53% Two or More Races, 1.66% Black or African American, 0.193% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0578% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.4%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (69.4%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,188 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 4,191 and the part-time enrollment is 997. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Wisconsin-River Falls had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,521 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    195 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    137 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 87.1% White, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Asian, 2.53% Two or More Races, 1.66% Black or African American, 0.193% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0578% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 58 students (1.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 578 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is white (1,374 degrees awarded). There were 29.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is General Business Administration & Management (173 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (76 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (61 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (298 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), and Biology (101 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,777,543 people), Secondary school teachers (560,814 people), Physicians (520,109 people), Other managers (505,213 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (416,362 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2022 are Education (298 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Biology (101 degrees), Social Sciences (107 degrees), and Psychology (84 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Education (298 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Biology (101 degrees), Social Sciences (107 degrees), and Psychology (84 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Elementary & secondary schools (3,338,145 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (904,707 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (842,086 people), Computer Systems Design (350,507 people), and Legal services (347,277 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Education (298 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Biology (101 degrees), Social Sciences (107 degrees), and Psychology (84 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 173 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was General Business Administration & Management with 173 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

479
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,057
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 479 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, which is 0.453 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,057).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 95 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 91 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 91 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.958 times less than the 95 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-River Falls completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,374 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is white (1,374 degrees awarded). There were 29.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (47 degrees).

0.13% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    946 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    428 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is white female (946 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (428 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an endowment valued at nearly $29.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 67.7k (0.232%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-River Falls had a total salary expenditure of 103M. University of Wisconsin-River Falls employs 87 Professors, 61 Assistant professors and 33 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Male Professor (56), Female Professor (31), and Male Assistant professor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, Management, with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees.

Endowment

$29.2M
2022 Endowment
1.37%
decline from 2021

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an endowment valued at about $29.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-River Falls declined 1.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$41.9M
2022 Salaries
6.17%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-River Falls paid a median of $41.9M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 6.17% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.6M
Instructional Salaries
211
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-River Falls paid a total of $15.6M to 211 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
87 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were Professor with 87 employees, Assistant professor with 61 employees, and Associate professor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees, Management with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was Male Professor with 56 employees, Female Professor with 31 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 31 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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