University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh

University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, also known as UW Oshkosh or UWO, is a public university located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin United States. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System. The university offers both bachelor and master degrees through its academic division.

UW Oshkosh's sports teams are nicknamed the Titans. The men's club volleyball team has finished in the top five every year at the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) championships since 2003. The university owns a student-run newspaper known as the Advance-Titan. It also has a radio station called WRST-FM 90.3. Some of the notable alumni of UW Oshkosh are Doug Russell, Sporting News Radio personality; Dan Needles, WISN-TV sport director; Craig Culver, President and cofounder of Culver's.

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh , WI 54901
General Phone: (920) 424-1234

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UW Oshkosh Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching436curriculum and instruction, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, science teaching, ...
Business and Management376business management, operations management, accounting, finance, human resources development, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts353Germanic languages and literature, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine227registered nursing
Media142communication studies, journalism, radio and television
Family and Social Work117human services, public administration, social work
Science102biology, bacteriology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling87psychology
Security and Law Enforcement64criminal justice and safety
Fine Arts55fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management19environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Medical Support and Technology9clinical lab tech
Art Studies6art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5athletic trainer

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,78751
Master's degree28415

UW Oshkosh Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW Oshkosh had a total enrollment of 12,772 students (9,895 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 24%
20-21 23%
22-24 20%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

UW Oshkosh Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 49 %

UW Oshkosh Room and Board (2007)

UW Oshkosh offers campus housing for 3,303 of its 9,895 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Oshkosh, 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 Oshkosh Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2024

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 ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UW Oshkosh Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,037
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,610
Room and board $ 5,720
Room charge $ 3,320
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,400
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,700

Financial Aid:
UW Oshkosh participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 392000)

UW Oshkosh Faculty

UW Oshkosh has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3854
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3453

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*4$91,495

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year65$74,92926$72,866
Associate professoracademic year78$63,35941$59,505
Assistant professoracademic year36$56,08254$53,774
Instructoracademic year0*2*
Lectureracademic year33$44,46249$43,217
All faculty totalacademic year212$62,729172$54,899

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

UW Oshkosh Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

UW Oshkosh Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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