Printable 2022 Fact Sheet

ACADEMICS

In February 2022, the UW System Board of Regents approved UWM’s plan to merge eight schools and colleges at the university into four new colleges.

Top programs at UWM include:

  • A nationally recognized actuarial science program
  • Wisconsin’s only bachelor’s program in ASL/English interpretation
  • The only North American school dedicated solely to freshwater sciences
  • Film program ranked among the top 50 in the world by Variety magazine

206 academic programs

  • 2 associate programs
  • 100 bachelor’s programs
  • 66 master’s programs
  • 38 doctoral programs

Largest and top-rated online education program in Wisconsin

  • More than 900 online courses
  • 49 fully online degree and certificate programs
  • Named best in Wisconsin and ranked No. 39 nationally by U.S. News & World Report

RESEARCH

  • Ranked in the top 4 percent of research universities, a category known as R1, by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
  • More than $40 million in grants in 2020-21
  • 2018 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments from the

national Council on Undergraduate Research on Undergraduate Research

  • 1,000 undergraduate researchers

STUDENT PROFILE

Total enrollment: 24,029 students

  • Milwaukee campus: 22,592 students
    • 18,171 undergraduates
    • 4,421 graduate students
  • UWM at Washington County: 387 students
  • UWM at Waukesha: 1,050 students
  • Students from 72 Wisconsin counties and 49 states

Milwaukee campus:

  • 1,023 international students from 87 countries
  • 982 veterans and military-related students enrolled, more than any other Wisconsin university
  • 38% of undergraduates are first-generation college students
  • 33% are students of color

CAMPUSES

Milwaukee

  • 104-acre main campus and auxiliary locations
  • 53 buildings, including satellite locations, covering about 7.4 million square feet

Waukesha

  • 86-acre campus and auxiliary locations
  • 11 buildings covering about 280,000 square feet

Washington County

  • 87-acre campus in West Bend
  • 4 buildings covering nearly 200,000 square feet

ALUMNI

199,800 alumni

  • 74% live and work in Wisconsin

BUDGET & TUITION

$674 million operating budget

  • Includes $146 million in aid passed directly to students
  • State appropriations make up about 22%
  • Single largest source of income is student tuition (30%)

ECONOMIC IMPACT

  • $1.5 billion economic impact on Wisconsin, according to NorthStar Consulting Group
  • 6,700 employees, including 3,800 student workers, as of Oct. 31, 2021

DEVELOPMENT

  • Our most recent universitywide fundraising effort, Made in Milwaukee, Shaping the World: The Campaign for UWM, raised $251 million from 2012 to 2019
  • In 2021, UWM had its first-ever, universitywide day of giving on April 14 (414 Day) and raised more than $347,000 from 1,232 donors

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Partnerships with more than 4,000 businesses, nonprofits and other organizations
  • 33,000 hours of service-learning completed by students in 2021

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • 24,000-square-foot Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and UWM Welcome Center opened

in spring 2019

  • 175 I-Corps teams trained since 2015
  • More than 5,100 students participated in entrepreneurship workshops in 2021

ATHLETICS

  • 15 Division I teams feature 335 Panther athletes
  • 146 conference championships
  • 64 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 43 consecutive semesters at a 3.0 GPA or above

Updated March 2022