University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,519
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,309
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.52%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.9%
6,046 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,452
80.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
58%
1,249 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a higher education institution located in Walworth County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were General Finance (189 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (179 degrees), and General Business (157 degrees).

In 2019, 3,179 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,577 degrees), 12.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (203 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $-15,507 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $-15,507 less 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 $12,309.

In 2019, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,519
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,519. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $-15,507 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,309
2019 Value
1.78%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,309. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grew by 1.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,020
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was of $8,020 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 8.12% 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

43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.27% with respect to 2018, when 44% 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.
7.52%
2017 Default Rate
451
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 7.52%, which represents 451 out of the 5994 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-Whitewater received 6,046 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.32% annual decline. Out of those 6,046 applicants, 4,772 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.9% acceptance rate.

There were 12,452 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2019, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an overall enrollment yield of 44.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,772
Accepted Out of 6,046

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 78.9% (4,772 admissions from 6,046 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -5.32%, while admissions declined by -1.38%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has a total enrollment of 12,452 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 10,024 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,428. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.9% White, 7.49% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Black or African American, 3.35% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0723% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.9%), followed by White Female (38.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.6%), followed by White Male (32.2%) and Black or African American Male (4.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,452 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 10,024 and the part-time enrollment is 2,428. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,200
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    933
  3. Black or African American
    504

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 81.9% White, 7.49% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Black or African American, 3.35% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0723% 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, 20 students (0.161%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 237 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white (2,577 degrees awarded). There were 12.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (203 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is General Finance (189 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (179 degrees) and General Business (157 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (521 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees), and Communications (175 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-Whitewater are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,704,705 people), Accountants & auditors (1,071,941 people), Other managers (1,036,912 people), Secondary school teachers (607,797 people), and Financial managers (595,604 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Education (521 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees), Communications (175 degrees), Business (1,121 degrees), and Social Sciences (214 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-Whitewater are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Education (521 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees), Communications (175 degrees), Business (1,121 degrees), and Social Sciences (214 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-Whitewater are Elementary & secondary schools (3,435,350 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (811,059 people), Computer Systems Design (701,895 people), Banking & related activities (624,418 people), and Insurance carriers (570,919 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Education (521 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees), Communications (175 degrees), Business (1,121 degrees), and Social Sciences (214 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-Whitewater.
Most Common
  1. 189 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 179 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 157 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was General Finance with 189 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,471
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,708
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,471 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is 0.861 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,708).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 185 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in General Business, which is 1.33 times more than the 139 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 139 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in General Business, which is 0.751 times less than the 185 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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-Whitewater is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 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
    2,577 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    203 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    174 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white (2,577 degrees awarded). There were 12.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (203 degrees).

0.189% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,390 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,187 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white female (1,390 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,187 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at nearly $30.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.03M (6.56%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a total salary expenditure of $200M. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater employs 153 Associate professors, 132 Lecturers, and 124 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Female Associate professors (77), Male Associate professors(76), and Female Lecturers (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 141 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, and Service with 118 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.9M
2019 Endowment
6.51%
growth from 2018

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at about $30.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grew 6.51% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.61M lower 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.02M - Federal
  2. $1.54M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received $2.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.54M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$85.5M
2019 Salaries
4.09%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a median of $85.5M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($200M) and a 4.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.37% growth from 2017 and a 3.48% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$36.3M
Instructional Salaries
514
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a total of $36.3M to 514 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.4% 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

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were Associate professor with 153 employees; Lecturer with 132 employees; and Lecturer with 124 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 141 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees; and Service with 118 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was Female Associate professor with 77 employees, Male Associate professor with 76 employees, and Female Lecturer with 71 employees.

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

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