University of Wisconsin-Superior

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,535

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,023

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.12%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

76.2%

1,234 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,595

73.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.4%

148 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Superior is a higher education institution located in Douglas County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Superior were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (60 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (55 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (46 degrees).

In 2017, 582 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Superior. 57.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (481 degrees), 25.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $6,535, which is $-18,659 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $6,535, which is $-18,659 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,023.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,535

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior was $6,535. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $-18,659 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$12,023

2017 Value

3.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Wisconsin-Superior had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,023. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Superior grew by 3.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,590

Room and Board

$950

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Superior was of $6,590 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 0.765% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Superior received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.17% with respect to 2016, when 58% 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.

5.12%

2016 Default Rate

43

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Superior was 5.12%, which represents 43 out of the 840 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Wisconsin-Superior received 1,234 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9% annual decline. Out of those 1,234 applicants, 940 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,595 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an overall enrollment yield of 36.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

940

Accepted Out of 1,234

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Superior was 76.2% (940 admissions from 1,234 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -9%, while admissions declined by -8.91%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Superior has a total enrollment of 2,595 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 1,899 students and the part-time enrollment is 696. This means that 73.2% 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 80.6% White, 3.2% Two or More Races, 2.62% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Black or African American, 1.62% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.16% Asian, and 0.0771% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.5%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Two or More Races Female (2.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (67.1%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,595 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 1,899 and the part-time enrollment is 696. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2017 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 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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

  1. White

    2,091

  2. Two or More Races

    83

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    68

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 80.6% White, 3.2% Two or More Races, 2.62% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Black or African American, 1.62% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.16% Asian, and 0.0771% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 12 students (0.462%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 84 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Superior. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Superior are white (481 degrees awarded). There were 25.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Superior is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (60 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (55 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (46 degrees).

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 Interdisciplinary Studies (74 degrees awarded), Legal (37 degrees), and Education (132 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,934,180 people), Secondary school teachers (308,966 people), Education administrators (275,908 people), Other managers (207,072 people), and Social workers, all other (200,568 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Interdisciplinary Studies (74 degrees awarded), Legal (37 degrees), Education (132 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (39 degrees), and Communications (41 degrees).

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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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Interdisciplinary Studies (74 degrees awarded), Legal (37 degrees), Education (132 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (39 degrees), and Communications (41 degrees).

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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 (2,871,236 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (344,613 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (261,507 people), Individual & family services (154,438 people), and Computer Systems Design (140,329 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Interdisciplinary Studies (74 degrees awarded), Legal (37 degrees), Education (132 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (39 degrees), and Communications (41 degrees).

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Degrees

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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Superior was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 60 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 249

  2. 333

In 2017, 249 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior, which is 0.748 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (333).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.31 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Superior in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 6.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% 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, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Superior is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    481 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white (481 degrees awarded). There were 25.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

0.687% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    283 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    198 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Male

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white female (283 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (198 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an endowment valued at nearly $17.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $332k (1.92%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Superior had a total salary expenditure of $53.7M. University of Wisconsin-Superior employs 34 Associate professors, 32 Professors, and 28 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Male Professors (20), Female Associate professors(20), and Female Lecturers (17).

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 44 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.3M

2017 Endowment

13.4%

growth from 2016

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an endowment valued at about $17.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Superior grew 13.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.8M 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. $1.75M - Federal

  2. $255k - State

  3. $26k - Local

As of 2017, University of Wisconsin-Superior received $1.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $255k from state grants and contracts, and $26k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.9M

2017 Salaries

0.821%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Superior paid a median of $21.9M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($53.7M) and a 0.821% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.62% decline from 2015 and a 3.01% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.64M

Instructional Salaries

116

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Superior paid a total of $6.64M to 116 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

34 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior were Associate professor with 34 employees; Professor with 32 employees; and Professor with 28 employees.

In 2017, 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 44 employees; Management with 37 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Lecturer with 17 employees.

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

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