University of Wisconsin Colleges

Tel: (608)262-1783
14,045 students
Public institution
  • The University of Wisconsin Colleges is a multi-campus institution that prepares students for success at the baccalaureate level of education, provides the first two years of a liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, and advances the Wisconsin Idea by bringing the resources of the University to the people of the state and the communities that provide and support its campuses.
School Highlights
University of Wisconsin Colleges serves 14,045 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 20%.
University of Wisconsin Colleges is one of 5 community colleges within Dane County, WI.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Madison (Madison - 53713) (2.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 433 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
University of Wisconsin Colleges (WI) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 433 staff 148 staff
University of Wisconsin Colleges Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

The student population of 14,045 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has declined by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,045 students 3,008 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 23:1
University of Wisconsin Colleges Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 7,300 students 1,021 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 6,745 students 1,824 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
University of Wisconsin Colleges Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
University of Wisconsin Colleges Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
University of Wisconsin Colleges Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
University of Wisconsin Colleges Black (2007-2015)
% White
University of Wisconsin Colleges White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
University of Wisconsin Colleges More (2011-2015)
University of Wisconsin Colleges Ethnicity Breakdown WI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.17 0.35
University of Wisconsin Colleges Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,157 is more than the state average of $3,820. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,141 is more than the state average of $5,574. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,157 $3,820
University of Wisconsin Colleges In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,141 $5,574
University of Wisconsin Colleges Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73% 80%
University of Wisconsin Colleges % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Percent Admitted 100% 98%
University of Wisconsin Colleges Percent Admitted (2007-2015)
ACT Total Avg. 60 60
ACT Composite 21 21
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT Composite (2007-2015)
ACT English 19 19
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT English (2007-2015)
ACT Math 20 20
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT Math (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) provides an alternative way to take courses and get your online degree through UW Colleges Online. The University of Wisconsin Colleges offers general education courses at its 13 two-year campuses across the state. Students who take UW Colleges courses can earn an Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree, complete general education requirements for other degree programs, or take classes for other personal reasons. UW Colleges Online offers you this same opportunity to earn your degree or take individual general education classes entirely online. UW Colleges Online offers a fully accredited Associate of Arts & Science degree, provided entirely online through University of Wisconsin Colleges. We are dedicated to providing you the same high quality and easily transferable general education courses that you would earn through coursework at one of our thirteen UW Colleges campuses. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, UW Colleges Online adheres to the Guidelines for Distance Education espoused by the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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