The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences was established in 1975. We offer the largest number of health-related degree programs in Wisconsin, training our graduates for high-demand careers. Many of our degree programs are nationally-recognized and have achieved the highest accreditation possible. We offer over 100 Sport & Recreation classes and have continuing education courses for health care providers to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Student Enrollment

Official data as of 10/28/2020

  • Undergraduates: 1,309
  • Graduates: 398
  • First Generation Students: 528
  • International Students: 68
  • Women: 1,267
  • Men: 440
  • Attend class full-time: 1,501
  • Attend class part-time: 206
  • Students of color make up 27.8% of the total student body in the College.

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty/Teaching Academic Staff: 74
  • Non-Teaching Academic Staff: 19
  • University Staff: 11


As of August 2020, the College of Health Sciences has 9,703 living alumni. Seventy-four percent of our alumni remain in Wisconsin, finding employment and careers in many of the state’s publicly and privately owned health care facilities. We have  alumni in 50 states and 18 countries. The states that have the largest concentration of CHS alumni include Illinois, Minnesota and California.


Our faculty and staff conduct state-of-the-art research in our 26 research laboratories and four research centers. Research expenditures since 2010 have ranged from $1.9 to $3.9 million. Our faculty have been among the most successful at UWM in securing extramural funding.