UWM Facts 2010-11
The university’s main 104-acre campus includes the recently acquired Columbia Hospital property. Also included on the main campus is the 18.8-acre Downer Woods preserve and a 2.6-acre recreational area. Approximately 50 buildings support academic, administrative, athletic and student life operations at UWM.
University properties in Greater Milwaukee include inner-harbor acreage on the city’s South Side, where expansion and renovation have been approved for the university’s School of Freshwater Sciences, and to house business accelerator sites for university-industry partnerships.
UWM enrolls more Wisconsin students than any other university in the state.
From Wisconsin: 27,604
2,898 students representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia
915 international students representing 85 countries.
Majors and degree programs
- 94 bachelor’s degree programs
- 53 master’s degree programs
- 32 doctoral degree programs
- 1 specialist degree program (Educational Specialist in School Psychology)
- The 2010 freshmen class appears to be UWM’s most diverse class of first-year students. More than 22 percent of new students are students of color. Within the full student body, students of color from targeted and non-targeted groups comprise nearly 20 percent of the UWM student body.
- 22 percent of students are enrolled in at least one online course.
- 5 percent of students are enrolled in online classes on a full-time basis.
- 1,200 enrolled veterans and dependents make UWM Wisconsin’s largest veteran- serving university.
- From fall 2000 to fall 2010, overall UWM enrollment grew more than 27 percent, from 23,980 to 30,502. Degrees granted annually by the university have grown at a slightly higher pace – 36 percent – during the decade. For the first time in its history, UWM is awarding more than 5,000 academic degrees annually.
2010-11 undergraduate tuition & fees, per semester
Wisconsin residents: $4,075
Minnesota residents: $5,181
All other states: $8,939
2010-11 graduate tuition & fees, per semester
Wisconsin residents: $5,223
Minnesota residents: $6,462
All other non-residents: $11,867
Faculty and staff
Faculty/instructional staff: 1,623
Academic staff: 1,007
Classified staff: 1,007
2010-11 annual operating budget
Operations receipts: $277,335,500 (40.8%)
Federal aid, grants & contracts: $246,470,300 (36.2%)
Gift fund income: $21,477,400 (3.2%)
At UWM, research expenditures have increased from just more than $21 million in 1999-2000 to $68 million in 2009-10 – an increase of more than 200 percent. Growing research expenditures has been a focal point of UWM during the past decade, and faculty and staff across campus have stepped forward to build our research infrastructure. Major universities are measured by their research expenditures.
UWM has more than 137,000 living alumni. In a recent survey of alumni who earned bachelor’s degrees from UWM in 2003-04 and 2004-05:
- 96% were satisfied with their educational experience at UWM.
- 92% were Wisconsin residents (the highest percentage of all 13 four-year universities).