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IPEDS ID: 240426
OPE ID: 00392500
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University of Wisconsin-Superior
Belknap & Catlin, Superior, Wisconsin 54880-4500
General information:  (715) 394-8101
Website:  www.uwsuper.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,697 (2,548 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Admissionswww.uwsuper.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlineapply.wisconsin.edu/
Financial Aidwww.uwsuper.edu/finaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.uwsuper.edu/cost/index.cfm
Mission Statement
  The University of Wisconsin-Superior fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller 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 (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
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty14236
Instructional13435
Research and public service81
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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
In-state$7,166$7,536$7,898$7,9460.6%
Out-of-state$14,739$15,109$15,471$15,5190.3%
Books and supplies$800$820$820$800-2.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,330$5,420$5,610$5,7803.0%
Other$3,440$3,500$3,600$3,6401.1%
Off Campus
Room and board--$6,420$6,5902.6%
Other--$3,600$3,6401.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$3,600$3,6401.1%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$16,736$17,276$17,928$18,1661.3%
Off Campus$7,966$8,356$18,738$18,9761.3%
Off Campus with Family$7,966$8,356$12,318$12,3860.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$24,309$24,849$25,501$25,7390.9%
Off Campus$15,539$15,929$26,311$26,5490.9%
Off Campus with Family$15,539$15,929$19,891$19,9590.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$7,640
In-state fees$1,411
Out-of-state tuition$16,771
Out-of-state fees$1,411
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
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 aid129486%————
Grant or scholarship aid24371%$1,080,931$4,448
Federal grants13339%$554,543$4,169
Pell grants13239%$533,747$4,044
Other federal grants5616%$20,796$371
State/local government grant or scholarships9428%$177,821$1,892
Institutional grants or scholarships8826%$348,567$3,961
Student loan aid23368%$1,346,807$5,780
Federal student loans22867%$1,206,916$5,293
Other student loans288%$139,891$4,996
  • 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 aid11,62661%$8,443,790$5,193
Pell grants1,13043%$4,521,928$4,002
Federal student loans1,72965%$12,220,071$7,068
  • 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.
2009-20102010-20112011-2012
Average net price$8,914$10,579$11,728
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 Income2009-20102010-20112011-2012
$0 – $30,000$7,002$8,791$9,302
$30,001 – $48,000$8,584$8,483$10,858
$48,001 – $75,000$13,178$14,356$14,604
$75,001 – $110,000$15,383$16,107$16,234
$110,001 and more$15,796$16,682$17,176
  • 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 2012
Total enrollment2,697
Undergraduate enrollment2,548
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment298
Graduate enrollment149
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 84%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 70%
25 and over: 30%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 49%
Out-of-state: 43%
Foreign countries: 8%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 20%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 74%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 64%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $44
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants941400541
Percent admitted89%86%92%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%51%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
ACT31486%
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 Composite1924
ACT English1824
ACT Math1824
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: 18%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 35%
(*) 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: 16%
6-year: 43%
8-year: 46%
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: 33%
Female: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 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: 25%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 20%
White: 36%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 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 byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • 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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-33-
Category total-33-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-19-
Business Administration and Management, General-57-
Transportation/Mobility Management-16-
Category total-92-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-60d3
Category total-60d3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-3-
Category total-3-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--17
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--11
Elementary Education and Teaching-47d-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-33d-
Reading Teacher Education--2
Special Education and Teaching, General--12d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--3
Category total-80d45d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-14-
Category total-14-
History
History, General-4-
Category total-4-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General-28-
Category total-28-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other5--
Category total5--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-5-
Category total-5-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-44d-
Sustainability Studies-3d-
Category total-51d-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-4-
Category total-4-
Psychology
Psychology, General-11-
Category total-11-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work-33-
Category total-33-
Social Sciences
Economics, General-3-
Political Science and Government, General-5-
Social Sciences, General-7-
Sociology-10-
Category total-25-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-2712
Music, General-8-
Category total-3512
Grand total547860
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Baseball32
Basketball1720
Ice Hockey3123
Soccer3121
Softball22
Track and Field, Indoor3018
Track and Field, Outdoor2716
Track and Field, X-Country1310
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1916 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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(!)9/1/1983 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1103
Liquor law violations516973
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations172
Liquor law violations506867
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible240
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)001
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary100
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible240
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary100
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson001
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate8.6%9.2%
Number in default7067
Number in repayment811726
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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