Student Right to Know
Federal regulations require all colleges and universities that participate in Title IV financial aid funding to provide prospective and enrolled students with information about the institution's retention and graduation rates. This required information includes the percentage of students who have graduated after six years, and is shown below.

UWM also serves a significant number of students who attend classes only part time, and/or who may "stop out" with some frequency while still progressing towards degree completion. Because six-year data often do not capture students like this, UW-Milwaukee has also opted to provide additional information --including the number of students still enrolled, those who transfer or "stop out" for reasons other than academic difficulty, and graduation rates after 10 years --in order to offer a more complete picture of UWM's overall student success rate.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Student Success Rate
Full Time Students Entering Semester Total Students Status After Six Years Graduated After Ten Years
Graduated Still Enrolled Graduated + Still Enrolled Left With GPA >= 2.0 Six Year Success Rate
New Freshmen Fall 1994
Fall 2000
Fall 2003
Fall 2004
1,590
2,816
3,635
3,666
38.4%
43.5%
43.1%
43.6%
8.9%
7.0%
7.1%
6.8%
47.3%
50.5%
50.3%
50.4%
22.8%
27.7%
28.1%
27.7%
70.1%
78.2%
78.3%
78.1%
45.5%
48.5%
New Transfers: Freshmen & Sophomores Fall 1994
Fall 2000
Fall 2003
Fall 2004
682
912
842
965
48.2%
54.4%
50.7%
49.6%
6.2%
3.5%
3.9%
4.6%
54.4%
57.9%
54.6%
54.2%
24.0%
22.8%
25.4%
24.4%
78.4%
80.7%
80.0%
78.5%
53.8%
58.0%
New Transfers: Juniors & Seniors Fall 1994
Fall 2000
Fall 2003
Fall 2004
383
434
392
437
65.5%
71.4%
68.4%
67.0%
1.0%
1.6%
2.3%
1.6%
66.6%
73.0%
70.7%
68.6%
20.9%
17.1%
19.1%
19.2%
87.5%
90.1%
89.8%
87.9%
66.8%
72.8%
  • Full time students are those who registered full time in their first semester at UWM.
  • New Freshmen are students who enter UWM with no previous college (other than AP and Youth Options).
  • New Transfers are students who have attended another college prior to enrolling at UWM.

NCAA Graduation Success Rate Reports