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IPEDS ID: 240453
OPE ID: 00389600
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413
General information:  (414) 229-1122
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  27,416 (22,648 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,214585
Research and public service10118
Total graduate assistants-1,164
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$700-30.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,018$8,182$8,594$8,8362.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,900$11,092$9,224$9,136-1.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,097$21,785$22,703$22,142-2.5%
Off Campus$21,979$25,919$24,558$23,770-3.2%
Off Campus with Family$13,079$13,603$14,109$13,306-5.7%
On Campus$29,826$31,514$32,432$31,871-1.7%
Off Campus$31,708$35,648$34,287$33,499-2.3%
Off Campus with Family$22,808$23,332$23,838$23,035-3.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$10,387
In-state fees$1,209
Out-of-state tuition$22,852
Out-of-state fees$1,209
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,74681%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,78252%$9,525,335$5,345
Federal grants1,31539%$6,526,507$4,963
Pell grants1,28038%$5,220,066$4,078
Other federal grants32910%$1,306,441$3,971
State/local government grant or scholarships1,28138%$2,367,954$1,849
Institutional grants or scholarships2176%$630,874$2,907
Student loan aid2,33269%$16,557,449$7,100
Federal student loans2,31868%$13,021,128$5,617
Other student loans34310%$3,536,321$10,310
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,85550%$71,538,940$6,034
Pell grants8,48136%$33,199,296$3,915
Federal student loans15,12664%$104,954,170$6,939
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,926$14,469$14,882
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,926$12,480$12,644
$30,001 – $48,000$11,953$14,610$14,703
$48,001 – $75,000$16,197$18,417$18,553
$75,001 – $110,000$18,564$20,427$20,693
$110,001 and more$18,825$20,670$20,936
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment27,416
Undergraduate enrollment22,648
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,721
Graduate enrollment4,768
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 78%
25 and over: 22%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 8%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 55%
Part-time: 45%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $44
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants8,9444,1214,823
Percent admitted86%85%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled45%48%43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
ACT Composite2024
ACT English1924
ACT Math1825
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 41%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 14%
6-year: 40%
8-year: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 40%
Female: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 24%
Asian: 34%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 30%
White: 44%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 37%
Non-resident alien: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-27-
Category total981230
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1--
Latin American and Caribbean Studies0--
Women's Studies34-
Category total44-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11696
Microbiology, General6--
Zoology/Animal Biology1--
Category total14996
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science4--
Business Administration and Management, General-113-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-120-
Finance, General263--
Human Resources Development74--
Management Information Systems, General72--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other--9
Marketing/Marketing Management, General258--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-16-
Operations Management and Supervision82--
Category total8472499
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies1324-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric114127
Category total246167
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General00-
Computer Science4416-
Information Science/Studies85d-1
Category total129d161
Art Teacher Education190-
Curriculum and Instruction-38-
Education, General206--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-55d-
Music Teacher Education5--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-15d-
Special Education and Teaching, General1025-
Urban Education and Leadership57-10
Category total297133d10
Civil Engineering, General64--
Computer Engineering, General15--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering40--
Engineering, General-5922
Industrial Engineering16--
Manufacturing Engineering0--
Materials Engineering12--
Mechanical Engineering103--
Category total2505922
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General971615
Category total971615
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4--
Comparative Literature1--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-16-
French Language and Literature15--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General6--
Italian Language and Literature4--
Russian Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature177-
Category total60271
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer13--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2520-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist887-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-6-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--7
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management46--
Medical Informatics--2
Nursing Practice--6
Occupational Therapy/Therapist3332-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--16
Public Health, General-1-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse260d567d
Category total465d12238d
History, General66184
Category total66184
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1407-
Category total1407-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-8-
Category total-8-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-238d-
Category total-238d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General1--
Applied Mathematics, Other0--
Mathematics, General10214
Category total11214
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies60--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other44d-2
Category total104d-2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science64--
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-7-
Category total647-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7611-
Category total7611-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies2--
Religion/Religious Studies7--
Category total2610-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1499
Chemistry, Other4--
Geology/Earth Science, General1532
Physics, General423
Category total441414
Educational Psychology-6212
Psychology, General191118
School Psychology-9-
Category total1918220
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-11-
Social Work1011310
Category total1011420
Social Sciences
Economics, General59157
Political Science and Government, General4777
Social Sciences, Other-18-
Urban Studies/Affairs-22
Category total2296725
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation137-
Art/Art Studies, General15512-
Dance, General14--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General25--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies50--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other00-
Music, General3332-
Visual and Performing Arts, General-21-
Category total29072-
Grand total3,9841,471178
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined10084
Swimming and Diving4645
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1969 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1976 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/25/2007 - 4/28/2010Accredited
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/28/2010 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/14/1980 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/14/1996 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/14/1996 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs9/15/1969 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/1/2011 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/2011 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1964 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession164
Drug law violations123183141
Liquor law violations152312287
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession042
Drug law violations9311698
Liquor law violations98164201
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter001
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible232
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter001
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible221
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate6.7%5.7%
Number in default420356
Number in repayment6,2006,226
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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