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Edgewood College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Edgewood College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Edgewood College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Edgewood College was awarded 45 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communications.

Overall Quality

Edgewood is ranked #690 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Edgewood also holds the #20 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

See all of the rankings for Edgewood College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Edgewood?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Edgewood College is 91%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Edgewood is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Learn more about Edgewood College admissions.

Edgewood College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Edgewood it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Edgewood College is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Edgewood College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Edgewood College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Edgewood the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 43%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Edgewood College.

Edgewood College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,377 undergraduates at Edgewood with 1,225 being full-time and 152 being part-time.

How Much Does Edgewood College Cost?

The overall average net price of Edgewood is $25,601. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Edgewood

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,237 $20,212 $22,583 $26,301 $32,013

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Edgewood, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Edgewood, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,724 a year. That adds up to $30,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Edgewood is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Edgewood Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Edgewood with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,300 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Edgewood College make the most money.

Location of Edgewood College

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Edgewood College is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Edgewood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, WI 53711-1997
Phone: 608-663-4861

Edgewood College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Edgewood College. Of these students, 352 received undergraduate degrees and 181 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 99 $65,922
Communication & Media Studies 28 $42,682
General Business/Commerce 28 $40,791
General Psychology 25 $32,925
Teacher Education Grade Specific 21 $40,453
General Biology 21 $33,459
Other Education 18 $30,228
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 14 $21,508
Human Development & Family Studies 9 NA
Human Resource Management 8 $55,512

Learn more about the majors offered at Edgewood College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Edgewood

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 689 students took at least one online class at Edgewood College. This is an increase from the 565 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 689 57
2018-2019 565 219
2017-2018 622 172
2016-2017 507 133
2015-2016 431 132

Learn more about online learning at Edgewood College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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