University Of Wisconsin Parkside

University Of Wisconsin Parkside

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a nationally accredited university located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It was created by an act of the Wisconsin Legislature in 1965, and was officially established in July of 1968. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business & Technology

UW-Parkside's athletics department offers several men's and women's sports teams. They are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference. They participate in sports like soccer, basketball, track and baseball. Some of the notable alumni of the school are Robert Wirch, Wisconsin state senator; and Abdul Jeelani, professional basketball player.

In collaboration with UW-Parkside and other UW campuses, The University of Wisconsin-Extension offers an online Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management program. Read an exclusive interview with the Student Service's director of this online green degree program.

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Contacting UW Parkside

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha , WI 53141-2000
General Phone: (262) 595-2573

UW Parkside Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts169Spanish language, English, humanities, international studies, economics, geography, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management168business management, MIS
Science59biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Security and Law Enforcement57criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy57sports and fitness management
Media53communication studies
Therapy and Counseling50psychology
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science, information technology
Art Studies16art studies
Design12design and visual communication
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Medicine3health professions
Education and Teaching2elementary school teaching

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree65628
Master's degree362

UW Parkside Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW Parkside had a total enrollment of 5,010 students (4,045 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 10%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 25%
22-24 20%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

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

(International Students)1%

UW Parkside Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 51 %

UW Parkside Room and Board (2007)

UW Parkside offers campus housing for 801 of its 4,045 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Kenosha, 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 Parkside 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 ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UW Parkside Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,068
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,641
Room and board $ 5,570
Room charge $ 3,690
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,880
Books and supplies $ 872
Other expenses $ 3,328

Financial Aid:
UW Parkside participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 501500)

UW Parkside Faculty

UW Parkside has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1918
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2333

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year0*3$44,875
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*5$54,376

*: 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 year22$77,06912$72,622
Associate professoracademic year31$62,56420$65,092
Assistant professoracademic year17$58,76716$53,189
Lectureracademic year21$41,78028$39,778
All faculty totalacademic year91$60,56576$54,449

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

UW Parkside Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Track Great Lakes Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports514798

UW Parkside Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Design and Visual Communications, General

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

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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UW Parkside Highlights

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What Sets UW Parkside Apart:

% of degrees in art studies
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%UW Parkside % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%UW Parkside % of degrees in media
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%UW Parkside % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%UW Parkside % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%UW Parkside % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%UW Parkside Number of students
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%UW Parkside % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in science
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%UW Parkside % of degrees in science
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 18%UW Parkside Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%UW Parkside % of degrees in drama and performing arts

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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