University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,519
2022 Average Net Price
$13,322
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.07%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.4%
9,448 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,079
77.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.7%
1,356 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a higher education institution located in Walworth County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were General Business (288 degrees awarded), Teacher Education & Professional Development (45 degrees), and General Special Education & Teaching (42 degrees).

In 2022, 3,231 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,733 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (233 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $−17,477 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $−17,477 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,322.

In 2022, 73% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,519
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,519. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $−17,477 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,322
2022 Value
4.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,322. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grew by 4.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,750
Room and Board
$580
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was of $7,750 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.31% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $580. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 32.7% with respect to 2021, when 55% 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.
1.07%
2019 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 1.07%, which represents 30 out of the 2816 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received 9,448 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.8% annual growth. Out of those 9,448 applicants, 7,783 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.4% acceptance rate.

There were 11,079 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2022.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an overall enrollment yield of 26.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,783
Accepted Out of 9,448

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 82.4% (7,783 admissions from 9,448 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.8%, while admissions grew by 5.05%..

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a total enrollment of 11,079 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 8,581 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,498. This means that 77.5% 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 80.8% White, 8.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.33% Black or African American, 2.56% Two or More Races, 2.1% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0993% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.8%), followed by White Female (38.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.7%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,079 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 8,581 and the part-time enrollment is 2,498. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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-Whitewater was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    8,957 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    909 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    480 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 80.8% White, 8.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.33% Black or African American, 2.56% Two or More Races, 2.1% Asian, 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0993% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 99 students (0.894%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 235 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 (2,733 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (233 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is General Business (288 degrees awarded), followed by Teacher Education & Professional Development (45 degrees) and General Special Education & Teaching (42 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (502 degrees awarded), Business (1,256 degrees), and English (65 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-Whitewater are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,866,402 people), Accountants & auditors (1,120,111 people), Other managers (996,754 people), Secondary school teachers (599,829 people), and Financial managers (596,496 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2022 are Education (502 degrees awarded), Business (1,256 degrees), English (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (104 degrees), and Social Sciences (197 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-Whitewater are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Education (502 degrees awarded), Business (1,256 degrees), English (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (104 degrees), and Social Sciences (197 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-Whitewater are Elementary & secondary schools (3,539,193 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (846,059 people), Computer Systems Design (716,547 people), Banking & related activities (616,211 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (563,558 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Education (502 degrees awarded), Business (1,256 degrees), English (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (104 degrees), and Social Sciences (197 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-Whitewater.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 190 degrees awarded
  2. 175 degrees awarded
  3. 126 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was General Finance with 190 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,498
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,733
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,498 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is 0.864 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,733).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 198 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in General Business, which is 1.08 times more than the 184 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 184 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in General Business, which is 0.929 times less than the 198 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is Female and Asian (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.147% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,733 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    233 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white (2,733 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (233 degrees).

0.279% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,441 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,292 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white female (1,441 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1292 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at nearly $34.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 7.04k (0.0206%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a total salary expenditure of 178M. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater employs 167 Associate professors, 113 Lecturers and 104 Professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Male Associate professor (86), Female Associate professor (81), and Male Lecturer (62).

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 119 employees, Service, with 116 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees.

Endowment

$34.3M
2022 Endowment
13%
decline from 2021

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at about $34.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater declined 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.72M - Federal
  2. $3.73M - State
  3. $10k - Local

As of 2022, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received $3.72M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.73M from state grants and contracts, and $10k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$82.7M
2022 Salaries
4.73%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a median of $82.7M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($178M) and a 4.73% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.3M
Instructional Salaries
460
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a total of $34.3M to 460 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were Associate professor with 167 employees, Lecturer with 113 employees, and Professor with 104 employees.

In 2022, 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 119 employees, Service with 116 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was Male Associate professor with 86 employees, Female Associate professor with 81 employees, and Male Lecturer with 62 employees.

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