University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

La Crosse, WI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 9,230
Graduate Enrollment: 937
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger 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: 73.85%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 21.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2014)

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: 47.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 26.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 15.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 9.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 89.5%
Black: 0.6%
Hispanic: 3.9%
Asian: 2.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.1%
Non-resident alien: 0.3%
Unknown race: 0.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $17,776
In-State tuition: $9,195
Out-of-State tuition: $18,014

Estimated books and supplies: $120 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $6,770 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,028 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $6,770 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,028 (2022)

Average Family Income: $93,425 (2017)
Median Family Income: $83,835 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 16.2%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 46.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $239 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $7,924
$30k-48k $9,118
$48k-75k $13,042
$75k-110k $16,521
$110k+ $17,227

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 46%
6-year graduation rate: 73%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,269 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 84.1% (2015)
@3 year 85.8% (2017)
@5 year 92.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 69.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 75.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,863 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $51,173 (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 Communication and Media Studies. 91 $24,455 $232 $37,230 ($3,103) $50,597 ($4,216)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 198 $21,935 $226 $31,508 ($2,626) $47,929 ($3,994)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 28 $231 $57,000 ($4,750) $60,893 ($5,074)
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 18 $20,500 $198 $43,075 ($3,590) $47,804 ($3,984)
Bachelor's Degree Archeology. 25 $23,008 $217 $28,564 ($2,380) $34,960 ($2,913)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 44 $25,000 $246 $48,090 ($4,008) $57,423 ($4,785)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 15 $23,850 $216 $35,347 ($2,946) $45,633 ($3,803)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 40 $21,500 $217 $31,702 ($2,642) $49,953 ($4,163)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 52 $25,000 $229 $29,070 ($2,423) $44,586 ($3,716)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 12 $36,302 ($3,025)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 19 $19,750 $203 $28,536 ($2,378)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 11
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 56 $26,750 $270 $52,302 ($4,359) $68,666 ($5,722)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 47 $426 $110,417 ($9,201) $115,182 ($9,599)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 21 $19,500 $207 $62,542 ($5,212) $65,980 ($5,498)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 69 $27,000 $284 $38,189 ($3,182) $42,887 ($3,574)
Master's Degree Public Health. 8
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 10 $39,974 ($3,331)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 241 $24,034 $244 $32,983 ($2,749) $57,123 ($4,760)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 19 $181,793 ($15,149)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 20 $21,373 $227
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 31 $25,464 $270 $43,487 ($3,624) $46,419 ($3,868)
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 34 $23,000 $244 $45,568 ($3,797) $65,134 ($5,428)
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 13
Master's Degree Computational Science. 10
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 28 $22,005 $230 $33,205 ($2,767) $44,151 ($3,679)
Master's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 9
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 179 $23,250 $228 $25,500 ($2,125) $43,696 ($3,641)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 32 $34,561 ($2,880) $46,881 ($3,907)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 10
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 11 $54,233 ($4,519)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 48 $26,292 $207 $52,063 ($4,339) $70,182 ($5,849)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 74 $21,374 $212 $34,459 ($2,872) $50,331 ($4,194)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 33 $470 $59,768 ($4,981) $61,670 ($5,139)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 41
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 93 $25,053 $246 $47,269 ($3,939) $56,500 ($4,708)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 63 $23,264 $218 $56,170 ($4,681) $68,207 ($5,684)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 152 $21,909 $217 $51,368 ($4,281) $65,752 ($5,479)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 22 $20,475 $206 $42,953 ($3,579)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 13 $55,112 ($4,593) $69,666 ($5,806)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 139 $25,000 $240 $40,930 ($3,411) $56,901 ($4,742)
Bachelor's Degree History. 29 $26,924 $250 $27,509 ($2,292) $40,945 ($3,412)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 50 $22,479 $228 $62,993 ($5,249) $84,506 ($7,042)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 38 $286 $41,365 ($3,447) $46,754 ($3,896)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 2
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 144 $22,785 $213 $39,369 ($3,281) $43,241 ($3,603)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 82 $165 $51,485 ($4,290) $58,421 ($4,868)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 19 $29,000 $270 $40,831 ($3,403) $44,538 ($3,712)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 4 $287 $51,571 ($4,298) $56,933 ($4,744)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 13
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 55 $24,747 $256 $39,328 ($3,277) $45,203 ($3,767)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 50 $23,250 $223 $33,081 ($2,757) $44,660 ($3,722)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $69,318
Full time faculty: 85%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 19.0

School's endowment start of year: $32,889,850 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $38,114,992 (2022)