University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,091
2022 Average Net Price
$16,551
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.83%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.3%
16,852 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
22,676
77.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
47.9%
1,474 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were General Marketing & Marketing Management (299 degrees awarded), General Psychology (278 degrees), and Registered Nursing (244 degrees).

In 2022, 5,987 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,117 degrees), 7.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (571 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $8,091, which is $−22,059 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $8,091, which is $−22,059 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,551.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,091
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was $8,091. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $−22,059 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$16,551
2022 Value
3.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,551. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grew by 3.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,732
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was of $10,732 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.374% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.49% with respect to 2021, when 67% 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.
1.83%
2019 Default Rate
116
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was 1.83%, which represents 116 out of the 6352 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received 16,852 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.4% annual growth. Out of those 16,852 applicants, 14,546 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.3% acceptance rate.

There were 22,676 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2022.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has an overall enrollment yield of 23%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
14,546
Accepted Out of 16,852

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was 86.3% (14,546 admissions from 16,852 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.4%, while admissions grew by 10%..

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had a total enrollment of 22,676 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 17,520 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,156. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.5% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.75% Black or African American, 6.39% Asian, 4.09% Two or More Races, 0.344% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.097% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (17.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,676 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 17,520 and the part-time enrollment is 5,156. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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-Milwaukee was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    14,181 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,877 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,530 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 62.5% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.75% Black or African American, 6.39% Asian, 4.09% Two or More Races, 0.344% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.097% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 329 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 913 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is white (4,117 degrees awarded). There were 7.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (571 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is General Marketing & Marketing Management (299 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (278 degrees) and Registered Nursing (244 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (96 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (225 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (325 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-Milwaukee are Social workers, all other (252,813 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (233,029 people), Other managers (204,818 people), Postsecondary teachers (144,792 people), and Secondary school teachers (102,500 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2022 are Library Science (96 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (225 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (325 degrees), Language & Linguistics (65 degrees), and Psychology (390 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-Milwaukee are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are Library Science (96 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (225 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (325 degrees), Language & Linguistics (65 degrees), and Psychology (390 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-Milwaukee are Elementary & secondary schools (652,219 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,460 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (279,844 people), Individual & family services (235,499 people), and Outpatient care centers (215,741 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are Library Science (96 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (225 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (325 degrees), Language & Linguistics (65 degrees), and Psychology (390 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-Milwaukee.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 299 degrees awarded
  2. 278 degrees awarded
  3. 244 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 299 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,537
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,450
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,537 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which is 0.735 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,450).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 174 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in General Marketing & Marketing Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 125 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 235 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in General Psychology, which is 4.43 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 (53.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is Female and Asian (53.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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.

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, 0.0678% 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
    4,117 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    571 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    402 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is white (4,117 degrees awarded). There were 7.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (571 degrees).

0.518% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,355 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,762 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    339 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is white female (2,355 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1762 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has an endowment valued at nearly $223M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.447%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had a total salary expenditure of 529M. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee employs 308 Associate professors, 224 Instructors and 223 Professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are Male Associate professor (169), Male Professor (143), and Female Associate professor (139).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 321 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 259 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 219 employees.

Endowment

$223M
2022 Endowment
4.24%
decline from 2021

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has an endowment valued at about $223M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee declined 4.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $150M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $30M - Federal
  2. $7.08M - State
  3. $1.23M - Local

As of 2022, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received $30M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.08M from state grants and contracts, and $1.23M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$249M
2022 Salaries
3.91%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee paid a median of $249M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($529M) and a 3.91% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$79.3M
Instructional Salaries
945
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee paid a total of $79.3M to 945 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were Associate professor with 308 employees, Instructor with 224 employees, and Professor with 223 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 321 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 259 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 219 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was Male Associate professor with 169 employees, Male Professor with 143 employees, and Female Associate professor with 139 employees.

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