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IPEDS ID: 240268
OPE ID: 00391700
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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004
General information:  (715) 836-2637
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,923 (10,404 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
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)
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 faculty466110
Research and public service21
Total graduate assistants-31
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$460$460$470$350-25.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,770$5,947$6,182$6,4654.6%
Off Campus
Room and board--$6,300$6,7206.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$16,390$17,332$18,467$18,5050.2%
Off Campus$7,820$8,479$18,435$18,7601.8%
Off Campus with Family$7,820$8,479$11,485$11,360-1.1%
On Campus$23,963$24,905$26,040$26,0780.1%
Off Campus$15,393$16,052$26,008$26,3331.2%
Off Campus with Family$15,393$16,052$19,058$18,933-0.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$7,640
In-state fees$1,146
Out-of-state tuition$16,771
Out-of-state fees$1,146
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
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 aid11,70382%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,23360%$4,178,160$3,389
Federal grants53026%$2,292,561$4,326
Pell grants53026%$2,013,984$3,800
Other federal grants38218%$278,577$729
State/local government grant or scholarships50224%$943,392$1,879
Institutional grants or scholarships85341%$942,207$1,105
Student loan aid1,24160%$7,936,373$6,395
Federal student loans1,22859%$6,546,460$5,331
Other student loans1789%$1,389,913$7,809
  • 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 aid14,96247%$24,380,363$4,913
Pell grants2,79227%$10,430,452$3,736
Federal student loans6,18359%$38,554,205$6,236
  • 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$11,157$12,204$12,940
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$6,663$8,686$8,765
$30,001 – $48,000$8,568$9,457$10,496
$48,001 – $75,000$13,084$13,866$14,287
$75,001 – $110,000$16,021$16,792$17,309
$110,001 and more$16,258$17,115$17,843
  • 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 enrollment10,923
Undergraduate enrollment10,404
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment568
Graduate enrollment519
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 90%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 72%
Out-of-state: 27%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 21%
Part-time: 79%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 51%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 44%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $44
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants6,6102,5434,067
Percent admitted76%72%79%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%45%39%
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 Composite2226
ACT English2126
ACT Math2226
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: 82%
Part-time students: 50%
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, 73 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: 67%
(*) 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 2005]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 65%
8-year: 67%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 26%
6-year: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 63%
Female: 69%
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: 40%
Asian: 58%
Black or African American: 50%
Hispanic/Latino: 62%
White: 68%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 69%
Non-resident alien: 0%
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 byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctor
  • 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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies-2--
Latin American Studies-10--
Women's Studies-5--
Category total-17--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-990-
Molecular Biology-22--
Category total-1210-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-15665d-
Finance, General-53--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-1--
Management Information Systems, General-57--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-93--
Category total-44565d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-38--
Mass Communication/Media Studies-62--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-1--
Category total-123--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-42--
Category total-42--
Elementary Education and Teaching-89--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1--
Social Studies Teacher Education-15--
Special Education and Teaching, General-605-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--13-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-1--
Category total-16618-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-677-
Category total-677-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-5--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-3--
Spanish Language and Literature-24--
Category total-32--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-11--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-6219-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-15--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-82--
Music Therapy/Therapist-4--
Nursing Practice---9
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-156d31-
Category total-330d509
History, General-437-
Category total-437-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-64--
Category total-64--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other22---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-18--
Category total2218--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-39--
Category total-39--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-122--
Category total-122--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-6--
Category total-10--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-26--
Chemistry, Other-9--
Geology/Earth Science, General-12--
Materials Science-5--
Physics, General-15--
Category total-67--
Psychology, General-127--
School Psychology--8-
Category total-1278-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work-67--
Category total-67--
Social Sciences
Economics, General-26--
Political Science and Government, General-35--
Category total-103--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-66--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-13--
Music, General-47--
Category total-126--
Grand total222,1291559
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Ice Hockey2922
Swimming and Diving2931
Track and Field, Indoor5466
Track and Field, Outdoor5567
Track and Field, X-Country2431
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1950 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs11/1/1977 -  Accredited
Master's program in speech-language pathology (MSLP)11/1/2009 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  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(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession222
Drug law violations7591160
Liquor law violations107123133
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations252754
Liquor law violations374145
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible532
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault223
Motor vehicle theft001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible331
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault101
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 Year201120102009
Default rate3.8%3.2%2.3%
Number in default876844
Number in repayment2,2362,0821,876
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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