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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Ranked?

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2021 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.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire was awarded 84 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and medical administrative services.

Overall Quality

UW - Eau Claire is ranked #576 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

UW - Eau Claire also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Eau Claire?

Acceptance Rate

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire has an acceptance rate of 76%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

UW - Eau Claire received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  ( 21 to 26 )
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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, this rate is 23 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UW - Eau Claire have a four-year graduation rate of 29%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at UW - Eau Claire

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,591 undergraduates at UW - Eau Claire with 9,780 being full-time and 811 being part-time.

UW - Eau Claire Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

UW - Eau Claire scored 40.85 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.85 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Cost?

The overall average net price of UW - Eau Claire is $15,673. 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 UW - Eau Claire

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,996 $10,549 $14,410 $18,251 $19,179

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 UW - Eau Claire, 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 UW - Eau Claire, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,378 a year. That adds up to $29,512 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Eau Claire is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UW - Eau Claire Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UW - Eau Claire with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,200 in their early years. This is good news for future UW - Eau Claire graduates since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Eau Claire makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for UW - Eau Claire are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-836-4636
Website: www.uwec.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWEauClaire

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Of these students, 2,302 received undergraduate degrees and 201 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
Business Administration & Management 183 $43,700
Nursing 134 $59,700
General Psychology 117 $27,800
Marketing 116 $43,800
General Biology 109 $32,100
Finance & Financial Management 109 $49,800
Health & Physical Education 108 $27,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 102 $35,500
Communication & Media Studies 101 $33,100
Accounting 92 $52,300

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UW - Eau Claire

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 2017-2018, 3,247 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. This is an increase from the 2,566 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,247 1,005
2016-2017 2,566 691
2015-2016 3,053 660
2014-2015 2,378 546
2013-2014 2,012 585

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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