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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
Website:  www.uwm.edu
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:  26,726 (21,898 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Admissionswww4.uwm.edu/admission/
Apply Onlineapply.wisconsin.edu
Financial Aidwww4.uwm.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww4.uwm.edu/financialaid/calculator/NPC/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww4.uwm.edu/mebo
Athletic Graduation Rateswww4.uwm.edu/academics/studentrighttoknow.cfm
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,178501
Instructional1,080491
Research and public service9810
Total graduate assistants-1,061
Instructional-932
Research-129
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$9,181$9,300$9,391$9,4290.4%
Out-of-state$18,910$19,029$19,120$19,6032.5%
Books and supplies$1,000$700$700$80014.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,594$8,836$8,894$10,03012.8%
Other$3,928$3,306$3,306$3,3060.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,224$9,136$9,136$10,0309.8%
Other$5,153$4,634$4,634$3,306-28.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,928$3,306$3,306$3,3060.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$22,703$22,142$22,291$23,5655.7%
Off Campus$24,558$23,770$23,861$23,565-1.2%
Off Campus with Family$14,109$13,306$13,397$13,5351.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$32,432$31,871$32,020$33,7395.4%
Off Campus$34,287$33,499$33,590$33,7390.4%
Off Campus with Family$23,838$23,035$23,126$23,7092.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$10,387
In-state fees$1,338
Out-of-state tuition$23,424
Out-of-state fees$1,338
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid12,88085%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,03060%$13,350,005$6,576
Federal grants1,38841%$7,770,263$5,598
Pell grants1,33740%$5,829,017$4,360
Other federal grants50815%$1,941,246$3,821
State/local government grant or scholarships1,28438%$2,495,266$1,943
Institutional grants or scholarships57017%$3,084,476$5,411
Student loan aid2,39771%$17,441,483$7,276
Federal student loans2,38371%$13,622,002$5,716
Other student loans36211%$3,819,481$10,551
  • 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 aid111,76052%$78,122,142$6,643
Pell grants8,35637%$34,122,473$4,084
Federal student loans14,08262%$98,228,190$6,975
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$14,882$13,940$13,808
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$12,644$12,135$11,762
$30,001 – $48,000$14,703$14,164$13,683
$48,001 – $75,000$18,553$17,549$17,815
$75,001 – $110,000$20,693$20,226$20,053
$110,001 and more$20,936$20,336$20,598
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment26,726
Undergraduate enrollment21,898
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,607
Graduate enrollment4,828
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 78%
25 and over: 22%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 87%
Out-of-state: 11%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $44
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,7583,9184,840
Percent admitted86%83%88%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%48%41%
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 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
ACT3,14095%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Composite2025
ACT English1925
ACT Math1825
ACT Writing68
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: 72%
Part-time students: 41%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
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:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 41%
8-year: 47%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 14%
6-year: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 41%
Female: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 21%
Asian: 39%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 30%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 33%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 29%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 39%
Non-resident alien: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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
Architecture77505
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-20-
Category total77705
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1--
Latin American and Caribbean Studies3--
Women's Studies35-
Category total75-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry34--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9456
Microbiology, General12--
Zoology/Animal Biology0--
Category total14056
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting87--
Actuarial Science12--
Business Administration and Management, General-98-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-138-
Finance, General204--
Human Resources Development68--
Management Information Systems, General66--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other--9
Marketing/Marketing Management, General233--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-13-
Operations Management and Supervision102--
Category total7722499
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies13112-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric11088
Category total241208
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General00-
Computer Science4216-
Information Science/Studies122d-6
Category total164d166
Education
Art Teacher Education70-
Curriculum and Instruction-36-
Education, General191--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-57d-
Music Teacher Education3--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-15d-
Special Education and Teaching, General410-
Urban Education and Leadership44-10
Category total249118d10
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General55--
Computer Engineering, General8--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering51--
Engineering, General-8022
Industrial Engineering19--
Manufacturing Engineering0--
Materials Engineering13--
Mechanical Engineering74--
Category total2208022
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General751115
Category total751115
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1--
Comparative Literature1--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-20-
French Language and Literature10--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2--
Italian Language and Literature2--
Linguistics2010
Russian Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature182-
Category total54230
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer6--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2230-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist648-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-0-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--3
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management45--
Medical Informatics-42
Nursing Practice--15
Occupational Therapy/Therapist2832-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--21
Public Health, General-18-
Public Health, Other--2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse213d1812d
Category total378d11055d
History
History, General56260
Category total56260
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1439-
Category total1439-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-2-
Category total-2-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-129d-
Category total-129d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General3--
Applied Mathematics, Other0--
Mathematics, General171510
Category total201510
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies35--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other33d-1
Nutrition Sciences3--
Category total71d-1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science59--
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-131
Category total59131
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science888-
Category total888-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies3--
Philosophy138-
Religion/Religious Studies9--
Category total258-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4512
Chemistry, Other2--
Geology/Earth Science, General1680
Meteorology6--
Physics, General745
Category total351717
Psychology
Educational Psychology-6013
Psychology, General221169
School Psychology-2-
Category total2217822
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-11-
Social Work1271201
Category total1271311
Social Sciences
Anthropology34153
Economics, General53198
Geography1544
Political Science and Government, General4340
Social Sciences, Other-16-
Sociology504-
Urban Studies/Affairs-61
Category total1956816
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation106-
Art/Art Studies, General1275-
Dance, General18--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General29--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies59--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other00-
Music, General2830-
Visual and Performing Arts, General-14-
Category total27155-
Grand total3,6881,266204
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 606
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 60
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,135
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,470
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,571
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 90%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined94105
Baseball39
Basketball1721
Soccer2832
Swimming and Diving3438
Tennis9
Volleyball19
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
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree1/1/1976 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/25/2007 - 4/28/2010Accredited
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/28/2010 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission 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 (SLP) - 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
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels(!)4/25/2013 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/1/2011 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers12/1/1960 -  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
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1964 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession422
Drug law violations14114319
Liquor law violations2871110
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession211
Drug law violations9810314
Liquor law violations201870
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter100
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible27
Rape8
Fondling4
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery201
Aggravated assault001
Burglary151533
Motor vehicle theft001
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter100
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible15
Rape5
Fondling4
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary9832
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate6.2%5.6%6.1%
Number in default495436439
Number in repayment7,8597,7367,147
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)