University of Wisconsin Colleges
Madison, WI 53708-8680

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,940
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
No
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

75%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Wisconsin Colleges is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,029 applications and 4,548 students were granted admission. University of Wisconsin Colleges is at the #73 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 92% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 0% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
ACT18 to 23

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Wisconsin Colleges charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $11,734 and in-state students paid $4,750.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$8,171
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$4,750
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$11,734
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 70% of University of Wisconsin Colleges's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 37% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,992 (which is 9.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Wisconsin Colleges in 2016-2017, was 983, which is 32% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,482 (which is 15.5% below the national average.)

$3,992
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$4,482
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
70%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Wisconsin Colleges has enrolled a total of 11,940 students (5,766 students full-time and 6,174 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,940 students, 621 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,966 students for distance studies.

11,940
Total Enrollment
621
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 82%

Hispanic: 6%

Asian: 4%

Black/African American: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 1 largest majors offered at University of Wisconsin Colleges.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 67% 3,058

Graduation & Dropout Rates

23%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Wisconsin Colleges full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

7%
Still enrolled
30%
Dropout rate
40%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$20,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Wisconsin Colleges graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,000. Last year, out of the total 9,592 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 7,865 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 7,272 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,672 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $20,000 $22,900
Employment Rate 82% 78%
Total Graduates 9,592 7,272

Campus Location

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