University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 9,633
Graduate Enrollment: 700
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 77.46%

Male/Female: 36% / 64% (2017)

First generation college students: 22.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.2% (2015)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,170


2022 Median Admit ACT: 24
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 21 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 40.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 21.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 12.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 7.9% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 87.0%
Black: 1.1%
Hispanic: 3.9%
Asian: 2.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.0%
Non-resident alien: 1.7%
Unknown race: 0.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,603
In-State tuition: $8,874
Out-of-State tuition: $17,149

Estimated books and supplies: $400 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $8,572 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,366 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,572 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,366 (2022)

Average Family Income: $90,434 (2017)
Median Family Income: $79,294 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 20.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 46.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $20,909 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $222 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,871
$30k-48k $11,528
$48k-75k $15,397
$75k-110k $19,020
$110k+ $19,988

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 45%
6-year graduation rate: 68%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 98.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $20,909 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,830 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $13,375 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 81.4% (2015)
@3 year 83.9% (2017)
@5 year 88.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 66.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 67.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $42,860 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $50,755 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 14 $30,534 ($2,545) $43,285 ($3,607)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 56 $22,614 $217 $69,200 ($5,767) $86,129 ($7,177)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Special Education and Teaching. 3
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 62 $27,000 $286 $42,636 ($3,553) $44,253 ($3,688)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 102 $25,000 $250 $41,136 ($3,428) $41,272 ($3,439)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 19
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 14 $25,225 $206 $41,422 ($3,452)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 69 $23,524 $240 $38,351 ($3,196) $48,143 ($4,012)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Southeast Asian and Australasian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma American Sign Language. 36
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma English Language and Literature, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 73 $23,874 $248 $36,077 ($3,006) $40,451 ($3,371)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 40 $21,500 $217 $39,145 ($3,262) $46,093 ($3,841)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Social Work. 20
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 57 $23,000 $207 $39,397 ($3,283) $46,425 ($3,869)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Economics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 30 $21,500 $232 $47,423 ($3,952) $58,841 ($4,903)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 1
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 41 $21,212 $223 $31,372 ($2,614) $45,938 ($3,828)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Political Science and Government. 8
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 26 $23,968 $210 $22,606 ($1,884) $50,481 ($4,207)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Sociology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 12 $21,500 $225 $29,435 ($2,453) $33,649 ($2,804)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Dance. 1
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 10
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 39 $25,371 $259 $28,876 ($2,406) $43,436 ($3,620)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 38 $26,637 $271 $41,690 ($3,474) $44,067 ($3,672)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 79 $20,500 $203 $28,117 ($2,343) $51,540 ($4,295)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 43 $466 $54,271 ($4,523) $51,078 ($4,257)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 58 $21,500 $227 $59,626 ($4,969) $73,147 ($6,096)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 116 $21,875 $207 $46,501 ($3,875) $58,813 ($4,901)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma History. 6
Bachelor's Degree History. 31 $23,112 $243 $31,383 ($2,615) $34,905 ($2,909)
Master's Degree History. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Area Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 18
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 11 $40,764 ($3,397)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Communication and Media Studies. 16
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 101 $22,730 $236 $35,714 ($2,976) $49,483 ($4,124)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. 3
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 71 $12,104 $34,146 ($2,846)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 14 $21,312 $37,474 ($3,123) $40,005 ($3,334)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 109 $21,500 $215 $35,197 ($2,933) $49,763 ($4,147)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 21
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 63 $24,937 $250 $52,483 ($4,374) $58,977 ($4,915)
Master's Degree Computational Science. 15
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 108 $23,375 $242 $31,707 ($2,642) $45,324 ($3,777)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Philosophy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 35 $23,250 $245 $43,751 ($3,646) $54,532 ($4,544)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 22 $21,000 $223 $34,042 ($2,837) $50,691 ($4,224)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 19
Bachelor's Degree Materials Sciences. 12
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 117 $22,500 $220 $32,775 ($2,731) $42,810 ($3,568)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 17
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 45 $24,995 $232 $64,117 ($5,343) $75,646 ($6,304)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 14 $27,383 ($2,282) $46,734 ($3,895)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 12 $49,762 ($4,147) $60,424 ($5,035)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 134 $20,500 $197 $63,983 ($5,332) $66,527 ($5,544)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 21
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 49
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 183 $21,500 $218 $44,188 ($3,682) $59,115 ($4,926)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 73 $363 $93,731 ($7,811) $98,639 ($8,220)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 48
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 92 $23,072 $238 $58,332 ($4,861) $67,125 ($5,594)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business/Corporate Communications. 41
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 109 $20,673 $215 $53,633 ($4,469) $63,822 ($5,319)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Business. 5
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 16 $46,689 ($3,891)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Management Information Systems and Services. 24


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $74,052
Full time faculty: 78%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 20.0

School's endowment start of year: $51,064,993 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $72,831,550 (2022)