University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,428
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,633
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.06%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.9%
2,782 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,855
85.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58.3%
582 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WI. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were General Business Administration & Management (148 degrees awarded), General Animal Sciences (124 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (89 degrees).

In 2020, 1,456 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,264 degrees), 22.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $6,428, which is $−16,102 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $6,428, which is $−16,102 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,633.

In 2020, 52% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-River Falls received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,428
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was $6,428. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $−16,102 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,633
2020 Value
0.761%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Wisconsin-River Falls had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,633. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-River Falls grew by 0.761%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,576
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was of $6,576 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 0.198% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.11% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-River Falls received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.06%
2018 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was 3.06%, which represents 46 out of the 1502 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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University of Wisconsin-River Falls received 2,782 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.3% annual decline. Out of those 2,782 applicants, 2,138 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.9% acceptance rate.

There were 5,855 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an overall enrollment yield of 50.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,138
Accepted Out of 2,782

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-River Falls was 76.9% (2,138 admissions from 2,782 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 78.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.3%, while admissions declined by −8.71%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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University of Wisconsin-River Falls has a total enrollment of 5,855 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 5,006 students and the part-time enrollment is 849. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.5% White, 3.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Asian, 2.58% Two or More Races, 1.28% Black or African American, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0171% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.7%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.7%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Asian Female (3.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,855 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 5,006 and the part-time enrollment is 849. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Wisconsin-River Falls had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,184
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    209
  3. Asian
    162

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 88.5% White, 3.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Asian, 2.58% Two or More Races, 1.28% Black or African American, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0171% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9 students (0.154%) did not report their race.

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learningGraduates

In 2020, 414 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is white (1,264 degrees awarded). There were 22.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (57 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is General Business Administration & Management (148 degrees awarded), followed by General Animal Sciences (124 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (89 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (261 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), and Physical Sciences (47 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,743,200 people), Secondary school teachers (399,155 people), Education administrators (273,440 people), Other managers (262,879 people), and Postsecondary teachers (206,701 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Agriculture (261 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Physical Sciences (47 degrees), Communications (92 degrees), and Education (230 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Agriculture (261 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Physical Sciences (47 degrees), Communications (92 degrees), and Education (230 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Elementary & secondary schools (2,811,700 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (453,863 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (219,940 people), Computer Systems Design (164,800 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (126,609 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Agriculture (261 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), Physical Sciences (47 degrees), Communications (92 degrees), and Education (230 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Most Common
  1. 148 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 124 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 89 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was General Business Administration & Management with 148 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

521
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
935
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 521 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, which is 0.557 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (935).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 105 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in General Animal Sciences, which is 5.53 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 35% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-River Falls completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is Female and White (61.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.172% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,264 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is white (1,264 degrees awarded). There were 22.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (57 degrees).

0.137% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    838 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    426 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is white female (838 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (426 degrees).

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University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an endowment valued at nearly $25.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $583k (2.31%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-River Falls had a total salary expenditure of $103M. University of Wisconsin-River Falls employs 97 Professors, 63 Assistant professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Male Professors (65), Male Assistant professors(35), and Female Professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, and Management with 54 employees.

Endowment

$25.3M
2020 Endowment
15.8%
decline from 2019

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an endowment valued at about $25.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-River Falls declined 15.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.57M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Wisconsin-River Falls received $2.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.2M
2020 Salaries
2.22%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-River Falls paid a median of $42.2M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 2.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.12% growth from 2018 and a 1.37% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.5M
Instructional Salaries
217
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-River Falls paid a total of $15.5M to 217 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were Professor with 97 employees; Assistant professor with 63 employees; and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees; and Management with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was Male Professor with 65 employees, Male Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Female Professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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