University of Wisconsin Colleges

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2018 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,750
2018 Average Net Price
$7,070
After Financial Aid
2016 Default Rate
11.3%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
11,486
47.6% Full-Time

About

University of Wisconsin Colleges is a higher education institution located in Dane County, WI. In 2018, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,375 degrees awarded).

In 2018, 1,406 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin Colleges. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,203 degrees), 16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges is $4,750, which is $−3,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2018, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges is $4,750

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,070.

In 2018, 33% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin Colleges received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,750
2018 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2018, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges was $4,750.

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Average Net Price

$7,070
2018 Value
3.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2018 University of Wisconsin Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,070. Between 2017 and 2018, the average net price of University of Wisconsin Colleges grew by 3.7%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

33% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin Colleges received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2017, when 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at University of Wisconsin Colleges (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
11.3%
2016 Default Rate
408
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin Colleges was 11.3%, which represents 408 out of the 3616 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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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin Colleges had a total enrollment of 11,486 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 5,465 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,021. This means that 47.6% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.2% White, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.52% Asian, 3.03% Two or More Races, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.67% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.2%), followed by White Female (38.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,486 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 5,465 and the part-time enrollment is 6,021. This means that 47.6% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2016 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 Colleges was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), University of Wisconsin Colleges had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    9,216 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    862 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    404 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 80.2% White, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.52% Asian, 3.03% Two or More Races, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.67% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% 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 Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 67 students (0.583%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2018, 148 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin Colleges. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin Colleges is white (1,203 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin Colleges is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,375 degrees awarded).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,406 degrees awarded).

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 Colleges are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges in 2018 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,406 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 Colleges are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,406 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,406 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 Colleges.

In 2018, the most common associates degree concentration at University of Wisconsin Colleges was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 1,375 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from associates degree programs at University of Wisconsin Colleges according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

629
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
777
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 629 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin Colleges, which is 0.81 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (777).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 620 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin Colleges in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.821 times less than the 755 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 755 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin Colleges in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.22 times more than the 620 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (31.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2018 at University of Wisconsin Colleges is Male and Two or More Races (31.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    1,203 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin Colleges is white (1,203 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

0.356% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. White Female
    668 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    535 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin Colleges is white female (668 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (535 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $1.34M, as of the end of the 2018 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 413k (30.9%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2018, University of Wisconsin Colleges had a total salary expenditure of 95.7M. University of Wisconsin Colleges employs 119 Associate professors, 70 Professors and 54 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Male Associate professor (69), Female Associate professor (50), and Male Professor (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 85 employees, Management, with 58 employees, and Service with 42 employees.

Endowment

$1.34M
2018 Endowment
93.1%
decline from 2017

University of Wisconsin Colleges has an endowment valued at about $1.34M, as of the end of the 2018 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin Colleges declined 93.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.88M lower than than the median endowment of Associates 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 Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$41M
2018 Salaries
0.428%
decline from 2017

In 2018, University of Wisconsin Colleges paid a median of $41M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($95.7M) and a 0.428% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.8M
Instructional Salaries
287
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Wisconsin Colleges paid a total of $14.8M to 287 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
119 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
85 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Associate professor with 119 employees, Professor with 70 employees, and Assistant professor with 54 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees, Management with 58 employees, and Service with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges was Male Associate professor with 69 employees, Female Associate professor with 50 employees, and Male Professor with 43 employees.

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

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