University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 18,322
Graduate Enrollment: 4,418
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 88.96%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 33.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,100


2022 Median Admit ACT: 22
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 18 - 25

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 49.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 24.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 15.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 9.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 65.0%
Black: 7.0%
Hispanic: 13.8%
Asian: 6.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.9%
Unknown race: 0.6%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,966
In-State tuition: $9,610
Out-of-State tuition: $21,475

Estimated books and supplies: $800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,732 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,472 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,732 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,472 (2022)

Average Family Income: $76,690 (2017)
Median Family Income: $50,519 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 31.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 45.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $244 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,108
$30k-48k $11,904
$48k-75k $15,418
$75k-110k $19,393
$110k+ $20,040

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 23%
6-year graduation rate: 47%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,625 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 72.2% (2015)
@3 year 77.0% (2017)
@5 year 82.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 47.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 53.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $42,795 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $51,439 (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 Area Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 40 $28,000 $286 $31,384 ($2,615) $38,936 ($3,245)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 30 $46,669 ($3,889) $68,680 ($5,723)
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 93 $26,000 $257 $42,542 ($3,545) $53,873 ($4,489)
Master's Degree Architecture. 3 $57,067 ($4,756) $62,650 ($5,221)
Doctoral Degree Architecture. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 15 $26,000 $270 $38,647 ($3,221)
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 13 $50,953 ($4,246) $65,200 ($5,433)
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 31 $466 $56,893 ($4,741)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Area Studies. 18 $25,788 $237 $24,022 ($2,002)
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 10 $29,750 $64,388 ($5,366)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 115 $27,000 $261 $66,568 ($5,547) $77,520 ($6,460)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 20 $22,536 $197 $64,984 ($5,415) $72,308 ($6,026)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 8 $25,479 $223 $28,618 ($2,385) $36,549 ($3,046)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 10
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 16 $23,000 $217 $32,196 ($2,683) $51,655 ($4,305)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 39 $26,291 $259 $26,023 ($2,169) $36,878 ($3,073)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 21
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 12 $50,037 ($4,170)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 39 $29,333 $291 $38,784 ($3,232) $43,040 ($3,587)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Museology/Museum Studies. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Behavioral Sciences. 11 $24,721 $208 $24,735 ($2,061) $40,245 ($3,354)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 117 $27,000 $254 $33,715 ($2,810) $44,158 ($3,680)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 11
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 8
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 76 $466 $49,097 ($4,091) $45,942 ($3,829)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 4
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 98 $25,715 $260 $37,421 ($3,118) $50,378 ($4,198)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 23 $50,365 ($4,197)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Community Organization and Advocacy. 2
Master's Degree Public Administration. 13
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 110 $29,610 $273 $37,188 ($3,099) $44,016 ($3,668)
Master's Degree Social Work. 122 $350 $50,111 ($4,176) $57,498 ($4,792)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 8 $27,000 $260 $25,749 ($2,146) $33,035 ($2,753)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 6
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminology. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 24 $27,000 $266 $43,165 ($3,597) $59,035 ($4,920)
Master's Degree Economics. 17
Doctoral Degree Economics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 9 $27,000 $237 $34,804 ($2,900) $39,104 ($3,259)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 1
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 4
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 41 $24,000 $217 $37,939 ($3,162) $50,414 ($4,201)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 1
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 23 $26,000 $240 $35,823 ($2,985) $43,554 ($3,630)
Master's Degree Sociology. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Urban Studies/Affairs. 2
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 2
Master's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 2
Doctoral Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 2
Master's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Visual and Performing Arts, General. 10 $25,787 $260 $38,038 ($3,170) $51,845 ($4,320)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Visual and Performing Arts, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 16 $26,000 $273 $22,060 ($1,838)
Master's Degree Dance. 7
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 42 $27,000 $286 $20,841 ($1,737) $30,055 ($2,505)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 24 $27,000 $228 $26,440 ($2,203)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 223 $324 $65,167 ($5,431) $81,579 ($6,798)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 10
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 90 $25,750 $244 $50,056 ($4,171) $65,831 ($5,486)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 17 $23,397 $218 $40,036 ($3,336)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 238 $26,276 $252 $46,405 ($3,867) $57,876 ($4,823)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Finance and Financial Management Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 98 $26,000 $243 $45,650 ($3,804) $56,583 ($4,715)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Business. 92 $26,112 $250 $41,758 ($3,480) $45,465 ($3,789)
Graduate/Professional Certificate International Business. 1
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 72 $26,000 $257 $48,014 ($4,001) $69,806 ($5,817)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 8 $75,866 ($6,322)
Doctoral Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 7
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 321 $26,000 $239 $43,092 ($3,591) $56,157 ($4,680)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Real Estate. 14 $24,637 $244 $47,664 ($3,972)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Real Estate. 3
Bachelor's Degree History. 20 $26,000 $245 $28,033 ($2,336) $44,193 ($3,683)
Master's Degree History. 9
Doctoral Degree History. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, General. 22
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 32 $324 $50,920 ($4,243) $57,563 ($4,797)
Bachelor's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 42 $39,662 $293 $35,801 ($2,983) $41,552 ($3,463)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 53 $420 $53,089 ($4,424) $56,652 ($4,721)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 5
Master's Degree Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 13 $48,898 ($4,075)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Special Education and Teaching. 13 $26,000 $209
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 11 $26,375 $191 $46,282 ($3,857)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 16 $236 $49,650 ($4,138)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 4
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 16 $27,750 $286 $39,075 ($3,256) $43,447 ($3,621)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 83 $83,472 ($6,956) $95,494 ($7,958)
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 28
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 14 $29,000 $247
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 69 $28,000 $272 $61,405 ($5,117) $72,845 ($6,070)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 19 $71,140 ($5,928)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 35 $32,498 $286 $70,804 ($5,900) $81,168 ($6,764)
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 243 $10,700 $55 $30,551 ($2,546) $38,900 ($3,242)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 7 $29,000 $296 $34,032 ($2,836) $52,033 ($4,336)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Master's Degree Library Science and Administration. 81 $404 $42,800 ($3,567) $50,556 ($4,213)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 63 $27,000 $276 $34,779 ($2,898) $41,925 ($3,494)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 13
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 21 $24,225 $241 $37,300 ($3,108) $44,921 ($3,743)
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 10 $27,000 $268 $53,079 ($4,423) $71,400 ($5,950)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 19
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 12
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 3
Master's Degree Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Gerontology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 14 $31,000 $302 $33,523 ($2,794)
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 31 $26,738 $246 $32,588 ($2,716) $48,024 ($4,002)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Classical and Ancient Studies. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dispute Resolution. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 20 $26,000 $244 $35,889 ($2,991) $37,636 ($3,136)
Doctoral Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 93 $26,000 $231 $33,613 ($2,801) $49,086 ($4,091)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 6
Doctoral Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 8 $25,500 $260 $35,435 ($2,953) $33,636 ($2,803)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 8
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 3 $32,894 ($2,741) $36,924 ($3,077)
Master's Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 5 $37,651 ($3,138) $55,756 ($4,646)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 2
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 10
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 16 $27,000 $281 $39,631 ($3,303) $48,919 ($4,077)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 1
Doctoral Degree Physics. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Fine and Studio Arts. 14 $27,437 $286 $30,972 ($2,581)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 70 $27,000 $276 $19,674 ($1,640) $34,082 ($2,840)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 108 $28,000 $276 $29,228 ($2,436) $36,911 ($3,076)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Music. 18 $25,750 $234 $21,693 ($1,808) $31,502 ($2,625)
Master's Degree Music. 20 $28,724 ($2,394)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 22 $466 $46,800 ($3,900) $59,884 ($4,990)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 16 $22,500 $228
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 29 $425 $56,096 ($4,675)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 40 $29,665 $297 $43,010 ($3,584) $54,465 ($4,539)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 16 $463 $65,243 ($5,437)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 1
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 103 $30,500 $284 $58,813 ($4,901) $59,322 ($4,944)
Master's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Health. 2
Master's Degree Public Health. 18 $398 $43,621 ($3,635) $68,004 ($5,667)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 42 $26,500 $245 $28,288 ($2,357) $51,056 ($4,255)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 32 $685 $56,832 ($4,736) $56,042 ($4,670)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 24 $756 $72,785 ($6,065) $76,671 ($6,389)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Medical Illustration and Informatics. 13 $42,694 ($3,558)
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 4
Doctoral Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems. 7
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 300 $27,000 $228 $65,143 ($5,429) $71,297 ($5,941)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 21 $559 $71,740 ($5,978) $81,082 ($6,757)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 13
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 43 $567 $98,757 ($8,230) $98,751 ($8,229)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Doctoral Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business/Commerce, General. 13 $63,394 ($5,283)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business/Commerce, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 178 $26,000 $240 $51,806 ($4,317) $66,918 ($5,577)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 8 $24,449 $254 $29,487 ($2,457)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10 $27,011 $276 $25,902 ($2,159) $42,088 ($3,507)
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 125 $26,000 $244 $36,076 ($3,006) $43,995 ($3,666)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 6
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 3
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 17
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 231 $27,081 $228 $47,043 ($3,920) $63,965 ($5,330)
Master's Degree Information Science/Studies. 7
Doctoral Degree Information Science/Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 71 $29,000 $286 $66,045 ($5,504) $80,355 ($6,696)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Software and Media Applications. 2
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 135 $30,990 $301 $39,825 ($3,319) $44,161 ($3,680)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $81,891
Full time faculty: 62%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $187,451,865 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $230,259,228 (2022)