About CHS

Fast Facts


Enderis Hall and CHS Laboratories

This fall the College welcomes 2,142 new students. This is the fourth year in a row that the College attracted more than 2,000 students… and the most ever! Students are coming from not only Wisconsin, but from around the country and increasingly overseas to pursue their education in the health sciences.

CHS by the numbers:

  • Undergraduates: 1,846
  • Graduates: 296
  • From Wisconsin: 1,827
  • International Students: 89
  • Attend class full time: 1,846
  • Attend class part time: 296

The diversity among the students in the College continues to grow. For the total student body at the College, students of color make up 20%, the second year in a row.


Over 80 faculty and teaching academic staff.

The UWM College of Health Sciences offers the largest number of health-related degree programs in Wisconsin, training its graduates for high-demand careers. Many of the College's seven undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs are nationally recognized and have achieved the highest accreditation awards possible. The College's faculty conducts state-of-the-art research attracting a record number of federal research grants. During its 39-year history, the College's research and health sciences education has contributed significantly to improving quality of life.

Special Features:

Dr. Jeri-Anne Lyons with Biomedical Sciences graduate, Brian Curtis, and Dr. Roger O. Smith with Occupational Therapy graduate, Rochelle Mendoca
  • Largest and first Occupational Therapy program in Wisconsin
  • Largest Biomedical Sciences program, with the only MS Biomedical Sciences program, in Wisconsin
  • Networked microcomputer lab for students
  • Ten active professional student organizations
    • Biomedical Sciences Student Association
    • Diagnostic Imaging Student Association
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Association
    • Future Healthcare Executives
    • Kinesiology Graduate Student Association
    • Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Organization
    • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
    • Society of Athletic Training Students
    • Student Occupational Therapy Association
    • Honor Societies
  • Many of our faculty have been awarded for their exemplary teaching