Milwaukee School of Engineering

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,407
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$25,917
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.88%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
61.7%
3,552 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,746
91.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
73.6%
356 Graduates

About

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Mechanical Engineering (122 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (87 degrees), and Registered Nursing (68 degrees).

In 2019, 687 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Milwaukee School of Engineering. 31.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 68.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (454 degrees), 7.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $40,407, which is $18,381 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $40,407, which is $18,381 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,917.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,407
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering was $40,407. The cost of tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $18,381 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$25,917
2019 Value
6.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Milwaukee School of Engineering had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,917. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Milwaukee School of Engineering grew by 6.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,408
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Milwaukee School of Engineering was of $9,408 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.6% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Milwaukee School of Engineering received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2018, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.88%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Milwaukee School of Engineering was 1.88%, which represents 12 out of the 640 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

Milwaukee School of Engineering received 3,552 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.83% annual growth. Out of those 3,552 applicants, 2,192 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,746 students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2019, and 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an overall enrollment yield of 26.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,192
Accepted Out of 3,552

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Milwaukee School of Engineering was 61.7% (2,192 admissions from 3,552 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 63.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.83%, while admissions grew by 5.44%.

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage
158
Scores Submitted

27% of enrolled first-time students at Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Milwaukee School of Engineering has a total enrollment of 2,746 students. The full-time enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 2,522 students and the part-time enrollment is 224. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Milwaukee School of Engineering, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.7% White, 7.47% Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% Asian, 3.13% Two or More Races, 2.29% Black or African American, 0.182% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (52.2%), followed by White Female (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.9%), followed by White Female (18.2%) and Asian Male (4.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,746 students. The full-time enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 2,522 and the part-time enrollment is 224. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2019 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 Milwaukee School of Engineering was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Milwaukee School of Engineering had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,887
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    205
  3. Asian
    140

The enrolled student population at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 68.7% White, 7.47% Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% Asian, 3.13% Two or More Races, 2.29% Black or African American, 0.182% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 198 students (7.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 249 fewer women than men received degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Milwaukee School of Engineering is white (454 degrees awarded). There were 7.32 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Milwaukee School of Engineering is Mechanical Engineering (122 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (87 degrees) and Registered Nursing (68 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Milwaukee School of Engineering, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (460 degrees awarded), Business (144 degrees), and Health (80 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Registered nurses (1,493,657 people), Other managers (1,116,026 people), Accountants & auditors (1,040,860 people), Software developers (554,258 people), and Financial managers (538,935 people).

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Engineering (460 degrees awarded), Business (144 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (1 degrees), and Communications (1 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 Milwaukee School of Engineering are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Engineering (460 degrees awarded), Business (144 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (1 degrees), and Communications (1 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,885,527 people), Computer Systems Design (975,033 people), Elementary & secondary schools (912,610 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (723,545 people), and Construction (670,238 people).

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Engineering (460 degrees awarded), Business (144 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (1 degrees), and Communications (1 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 Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Most Common
  1. 122 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 87 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 68 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Milwaukee School of Engineering was Mechanical Engineering with 122 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

468
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
219
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 468 degrees were awarded to men at Milwaukee School of Engineering, which is 2.14 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (219).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 108 degrees were awarded to men at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.71 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 56 degrees were awarded to women at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Registered Nursing, which is 4.67 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% of students graduating from Milwaukee School of Engineering completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Milwaukee School of Engineering is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 6.74% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    454 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Milwaukee School of Engineering is white (454 degrees awarded). There were 7.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (62 degrees).

9.02% of degree recipients (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    306 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    148 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Milwaukee School of Engineering is white male (306 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (148 degrees).

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Operations

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an endowment valued at nearly $70.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.61M (10.8%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Milwaukee School of Engineering had a total salary expenditure of $77.2M. Milwaukee School of Engineering employs 49 Assistant professors, 47 Associate professors, and 41 Professors. Most academics at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Male Associate professors (32), Male Assistant professors(32), and Male Professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering are: Service, with 45 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$70.5M
2019 Endowment
3.42%
growth from 2018

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an endowment valued at about $70.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Milwaukee School of Engineering grew 3.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.46M - Federal
  2. $2.49M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Milwaukee School of Engineering received $4.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.49M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.5M
2019 Salaries
4.13%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Milwaukee School of Engineering paid a median of $32.5M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($77.2M) and a 4.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.31% growth from 2017 and a 0.371% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.4M
Instructional Salaries
157
Number of Employees

In 2019, Milwaukee School of Engineering paid a total of $13.4M to 157 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
49 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Assistant professor with 49 employees; Associate professor with 47 employees; and Associate professor with 41 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Service with 45 employees; Management with 37 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering was Male Associate professor with 32 employees, Male Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Male Professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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