Quick Facts 2013-2014

About UWM

As Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, UW-Milwaukee enjoys a growing international reputation for excellence in research, teaching and community engagement.
On an operating budget of $700 million, UWM educates nearly 30,000 students and is an engine of innovation for Southeastern Wisconsin.
UWM is ranked among the top 500 universities in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The UWM Impact

The 104-acre main campus and satellite sites are located in the economic and cultural heart of the state. The university’s recent expansion includes new academic and research facilities. Foremost among them is the creation of the only School of Freshwater Sciences in the United States and the new Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.

Our campus

The university’s main campus on Milwaukee’s East Side includes the ongoing renovation and occupancy of the Northwest Quadrant, located on the former Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital site. University facilities in Greater Milwaukee also include:

  • The new $55 million School of Freshwater Sciences research facility, under construction at UWM’s Harbor campus
  • The 80-acre Innovation Campus under construction in Wauwatosa on the Milwaukee County Grounds
  • The downtown UMW/City of Milwaukee joint public-health campus, which is home to the new Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
  • The School of Continuing Education campus in Downtown Milwaukee

Schools & Colleges

School of Architecture & Urban Planning
Peck School of the Arts
Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
School of Continuing Education
School of Education
College of Engineering & Applied Science
School of Freshwater Sciences
Graduate School
College of Health Sciences
School of Information Studies
College of Letters & Science
College of Nursing
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare

Degree Programs

188 programs offered:
94 bachelor's degree programs
60 master's degree programs
34 doctoral-degree programs

Enrollment, 2013-14

Total: 27,813
Undergraduate: 23,031
Graduate: 4,782
Women: 14,551
Men: 13,262
From Wisconsin: 27,604
UWM students come from 49 states; D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico and overseas military bases
1300+ international students, representing 83 countries

Enrollment Trends

The 2013-14 freshman class is UWM's most-diverse ever.

  • More than 30% of new freshmen are students of color
  • The UWM Honors College is enjoying  record enrollment of more than 700 admitted students
  • 35% of students are enrolled in at least one online course
  • 6% of students are enrolled in online classes on a full-time basis
  • 1,400 enrolled veterans and dependants make UWM Wisconsin's largest veteran-serving university

Faculty and Staff

Faculty/instructional staff: 1,726
Academic staff: 1,059
Classified: 1,028
Total: 3,813

Extramural Grants

Research: $55 million in research expenditures in 2013
Research expenditures have increased more than 160% since 2000

UWM Foundation

The UWM Foundation receives private donations to support scholarships, research, and programs of excellence and outstanding achievement. Assets have grown from $17,065 in 1974, when the Foundation was established, to more than $192 million today.
Subsidiary foundations include the UWM Research Foundation and the UWM Real Estate Foundation. The Research Foundation supports research and innovation at UWM through scholarship and grant funding, and the facilitation of university- corporate partnerships.The Real Estate Foundation develops and holds real estate for the benefit of the university, including the LEED Gold Certified Cambridge Commons residence hall, the Northwest Quadrant and the UWM Innovation Campus on the Milwaukee County Grounds.

International UWM

With a growing international reputation and population of students, faculty and staff, UWM offers instruction in 20 world languages, hosts international affairs programming that reaches more than 14,000 people yearly and fosters an expanding network of academic, corporate and research partnerships that span the globe.

UWM Alumni Association

UWM has more than 146,000 living alumni.In a recent survey of alumni who earned bachelor’s degrees from UWM:

96% were satisfied with their educational experience at UWM
92% were Wisconsin residents (the highest percentage of all 13 UW System four-year universities)

2012-13 Operating Budget

State appropriations: $119,723,600 (17.1%)
Operations receipts: $309,862,100 (44.4 %)
Federal aid, grants & contracts: $255,453,400 (36.6%)
Gift fund income: $13,165,100 (1.9%)
Total: $$698,204,200

2012-13 Tuition and Fees

$9,300 for Wisconsin residents
$12,929 for Minnesota residents
$13,346 for MSEP* students
$19,029 for residents of other states
$11,596 for Wisconsin residents
$16,217 for Minnesota residents
$24,061 for residents of other states

*MSEP students attend UWM at reduced tuition from the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota.

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