University Of Wisconsin Colleges

University Of Wisconsin Colleges

The University of Wisconsin Colleges, also known as UW, is part of the University of Wisconsin System. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. It is composed of more than 10 local campuses and an online campus. The campuses are:

  • University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
  • University of Wisconsin-Barron County
  • University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac
  • University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
  • University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc
  • University of Wisconsin-Marathon County
  • University of Wisconsin-Marinette
  • University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County
  • University of Wisconsin-Richland
  • University of Wisconsin-Rock County
  • University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan
  • University of Wisconsin-Washington County
  • University of Wisconsin-Waukesha

The University of Wisconsin Colleges men's and women's sports teams actively participate in various sports in the NCAA Division I & III.

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Contacting UW Colleges

University of Wisconsin Colleges
780 Regent St
Madison , WI 53708-8680
General Phone: (608) 262-1783

UW Colleges Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,342liberal arts and humanities

Number of programs and degrees for UW Colleges in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,3421

UW Colleges Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW Colleges had a total enrollment of 13,029 students (9,516 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 87%
Part-Time 13%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 44%
20-21 19%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


UW Colleges Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 42 %

UW Colleges Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Madison, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UW Colleges Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT82%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UW Colleges Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,584
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,568
Books and supplies $ 860

Financial Aid:
UW Colleges participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 389700)

UW Colleges Faculty

UW Colleges has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7941
Non-tenured and not on tenure track712

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$65,69121$62,386
Associate professoracademic year64$53,31745$51,932
Assistant professoracademic year83$44,52641$43,578
Lectureracademic year7$41,53112$41,563
All faculty totalacademic year193$51,609119$49,853

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UW Colleges Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

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What Sets UW Colleges Apart:

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