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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UW Oshkosh offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much 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 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh was awarded 60 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

UW Oshkosh is ranked #698 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 39 colleges in Wisconsin, UW Oshkosh is ranked at #18.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW Oshkosh?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is a competitive 63%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

UW Oshkosh received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh  ( 20 to 24 )

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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh 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  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UW Oshkosh is 15%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at UW Oshkosh

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,267 undergraduates at UW Oshkosh with 8,541 being full-time and 5,726 being part-time.

UW Oshkosh Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

UW Oshkosh scored 46.11 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  46.11 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Cost?

The overall average net price of UW Oshkosh is $15,695. 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 Oshkosh

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,884 $11,660 $15,620 $17,999 $18,517

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 Oshkosh, 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 Oshkosh, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,899 a year. That adds up to $27,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW Oshkosh is 3.4%. 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 UW Oshkosh Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UW Oshkosh make around $42,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

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

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Location of University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Contact details for UW Oshkosh are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920-424-1234

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Of these students, 2,575 received undergraduate degrees and 397 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 311 $59,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 126 $39,600
Business Administration & Management 108 $53,800
General Psychology 104 $27,100
Human Services 96 NA
General Biology 95 $31,600
Finance & Financial Management 92 $47,200
Marketing 89 NA
Health & Physical Education 84 NA
Special Education 71 $40,100

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Online Learning at UW Oshkosh

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, 1,830 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. This is an increase from the 1,387 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,830 1,184
2016-2017 1,387 820
2015-2016 1,362 738
2014-2015 1,402 792
2013-2014 1,479 794

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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.


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