University Of Wisconsin Superior

University Of Wisconsin Superior

University of Wisconsin-Superior, also common as UWS or Superior or UW-Superior, is situated in Superior, Wisconsin, United States. It was established in the year 1893 by the Wisconsin legislator and known as Superior Normal School. It gained university status in 1964. University of Wisconsin-Superior offers degrees to students in various areas of study such as accounting, chemistry, social sciences, business administration and management, elementary education and teaching, and sociology.

The university's athletic teams are named the Yellowjackets. The men's athletic programs include cross country, hockey, basketball, soccer, baseball, and track and field. The women's athletic programs include basketball, softball, volleyball, golf, soccer, hockey, cross country, and track and field.

In collaboration with UW-Superior 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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University of Wisconsin-Superior
Belknap & Catlin
Superior , WI 54880-4500
General Phone: (715) 394-8101

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UW Superior Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching128educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, teacher education, physical education teaching, reading teaching
Liberal Arts93English, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management93business management, transportation management, accounting, MIS
Media47communication studies
Science46biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Fine Arts44fine arts studies
Family and Social Work33social work
Law21legal studies
Therapy and Counseling20psychology
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree46825
Master's degree707
Associate's degree61

UW Superior Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW Superior had a total enrollment of 2,753 students (2,297 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 23%
22-24 21%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)5%

UW Superior Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 32 %

UW Superior Room and Board (2007)

UW Superior offers campus housing for 633 of its 2,297 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1824
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 ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UW Superior Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,359
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,932
Room and board $ 4,954
Room charge $ 2,874
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,080
Books and supplies $ 350
Other expenses $ 1,595

Financial Aid:
UW Superior participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 392500)

UW Superior Faculty

UW Superior has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1214
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1011

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$63,6111*

*: 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 year29$68,75014$65,123
Associate professoracademic year12$52,32610$54,671
Assistant professoracademic year14$51,42812$51,893
Lectureracademic year9$43,36410$44,894
All faculty totalacademic year64$58,31146$55,002

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

UW Superior Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

UW Superior Degree Programs (2007)

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets UW Superior Apart:

% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%UW Superior % of degrees in fine arts
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%UW Superior % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%UW Superior Number of degree programs
% of degrees in science
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%UW Superior % of degrees in science
% of degrees in music
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%UW Superior % of degrees in music
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%UW Superior % of degrees in media
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%UW Superior % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 19%UW Superior Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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