plainofjarsEvery statistic tells a story. Check out some of UWM's more impressive numbers – from degrees and programs offered to the number of international students enrolled here (1,000 students representing 80 nations in 2012).

See also UWM 2011-12 Facts.

One number that never stands still for long: campus acreage. UWM is expanding its footprint, with new laboratories and business incubator sites being added in 2012-14. Prairie, bog and hibernacular research spaces carry the UWM name elsewhere in Southeastern Wisconsin. Architectural gems, laboratories, a nature preserve and myriad recreational and study spaces are located throughout our 104-acre main campus on Milwaukee's East Side.

Another favorite number: five. As in, UWM sits just five blocks from Lake Michigan, an ecological and recreational treasure that boosts the productivity and livability of southeastern Wisconsin in scenic, strategic ways. 

  • Nearly 30,000 students representing 50 states, 80 nations
  • 180 degree programs and counting
  • Faculty-student ratio of 1:20
  • 2011-12 one-year, undergraduate resident tuition: $8,600 to $11,100
  • $283 million in financial aid awarded to 23,000 students
  • 1,600 faculty and instructors
  • 5,000+ degrees awarded yearly
  • Research expenditures exceed $60 million annually
  • 96% satisfaction rate among recent grads
  • 34,000 applications received for 2011-12
  • 1,200 student-veterans; the largest student-veteran population in Wisconsin
  • 22% of UWM students come from diverse/underrepresented backgrounds
  • 500 online classes offered
  • More than 1,100 international students from 80 countries
  • More than 150 visiting scholars from 50 countries
  • More than 600 students studying abroad annually
  • Courses in more than 20 world languages
  • International Affairs programs reach more than 10,000 people yearly
  • 140,000 alumni worldwide
  • More than 1,000 campus events, programs, games, performances yearly
  • 26 eateries on campus, from cafeterias and delis to pizza and coffee