University of Wisconsin Colleges

Tel: (608)262-1783
14,028 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 14,028 students (59% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 25%.
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 445 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
College University of Wisconsin Colleges Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 445 staff
61 staff
University of Wisconsin Colleges Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 14,028 has grown by 6% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,028 students 1,315 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 8,256 students
815 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,772 students
1,061 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
University of Wisconsin Colleges Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
4%
5%
University of Wisconsin Colleges Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
20%
University of Wisconsin Colleges Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
15%
University of Wisconsin Colleges Black (2006-2013)
% White
86%
49%
University of Wisconsin Colleges White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
University of Wisconsin Colleges More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
University of Wisconsin Colleges Unknown (2008-2012)
University of Wisconsin Colleges Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.26 0.70
University of Wisconsin Colleges Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,183 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,167 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,183 $5,590
University of Wisconsin Colleges In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,167 $10,086
University of Wisconsin Colleges Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 99%
81%
University of Wisconsin Colleges Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 60
58
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 21
20
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 19
19
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 20
19
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT Math (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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