University of Wisconsin-Superior

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,535
2022 Average Net Price
$12,908
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.772%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.6%
2,319 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,710
63.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.2%
149 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Superior is a higher education institution located in Douglas County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Superior were Elementary Education & Teaching (86 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (64 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (32 degrees).

In 2022, 650 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Superior. 66.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (539 degrees), 25.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $6,535, which is $−21,795 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $6,535, which is $−21,795 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,908.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-Superior received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,535
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior was $6,535. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $−21,795 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$12,908
2022 Value
6.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Wisconsin-Superior had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,908. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Superior grew by 6.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,912
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Superior was of $6,912 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.61% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Superior received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 29.2% with respect to 2021, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.772%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Superior was 0.772%, which represents 6 out of the 777 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Wisconsin-Superior received 2,319 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 28.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,319 applicants, 2,217 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,710 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2022.

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an overall enrollment yield of 14.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,217
Accepted Out of 2,319

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Superior was 95.6% (2,217 admissions from 2,319 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 28.5%, while admissions grew by 61.1%..

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Superior had a total enrollment of 2,710 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 1,731 students and the part-time enrollment is 979. This means that 63.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Superior, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.5% White, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 2.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.1% Black or African American, 1.33% Asian, 0.886% Two or More Races, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.6%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (77.2%), followed by White Male (13.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,710 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 1,731 and the part-time enrollment is 979. This means that 63.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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-Superior was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of Wisconsin-Superior had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,209 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    98 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    68 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 81.5% White, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 2.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.1% Black or African American, 1.33% Asian, 0.886% Two or More Races, and 0.111% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 17 students (0.627%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 220 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Superior. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white (539 degrees awarded). There were 25.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Superior is Elementary Education & Teaching (86 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (64 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (32 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Superior, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (287 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (45 degrees), and Legal (21 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-Superior are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,651,832 people), Secondary school teachers (504,186 people), Education administrators (290,184 people), Special education teachers (195,228 people), and Social workers, all other (186,775 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2022 are Education (287 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (45 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), English (15 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (27 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-Superior are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Education (287 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (45 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), English (15 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (27 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-Superior are Elementary & secondary schools (2,958,524 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (379,425 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (257,632 people), Individual & family services (167,112 people), and Computer Systems Design (129,291 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Education (287 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (45 degrees), Legal (21 degrees), English (15 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (27 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-Superior.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 86 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Superior was Elementary Education & Teaching with 86 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

215
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
435
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 215 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior, which is 0.494 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (435).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 11.3 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Superior completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Wisconsin-Superior is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.671% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    539 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white (539 degrees awarded). There were 25.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    384 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    155 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white female (384 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (155 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an endowment valued at nearly $21.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.834%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Superior had a total salary expenditure of 63.5M. University of Wisconsin-Superior employs 40 Assistant professors, 39 Professors and 17 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Female Assistant professor (27), Male Professor (23), and Female Professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 60 employees, Management, with 46 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

Endowment

$21.6M
2022 Endowment
14.9%
decline from 2021

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an endowment valued at about $21.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Superior declined 14.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.93M - Federal
  2. $142k - State
  3. $446 - Local

As of 2022, University of Wisconsin-Superior received $4.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $142k from state grants and contracts, and $446 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$24M
2022 Salaries
10.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Superior paid a median of $24M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($63.5M) and a 10.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.7M
Instructional Salaries
111
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Superior paid a total of $6.7M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior were Assistant professor with 40 employees, Professor with 39 employees, and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees, Management with 46 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Professor with 23 employees, and Female Professor with 16 employees.

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

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