Facts About UW-Stout

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Enrollment

Fall 2015

9,535 Total Unofficial Enrollment

  • 88% Undergraduate Students
  • 12% Graduate Students

Residency

  • 64% Wisconsin Residents
  • 32% Non-Resident Students from 44 States
  • 4% International Students from 42 Nations

Gender  Representation

  • Overall: 52% Male  |  48% Female
  • Undergraduate: 54% Male  |  46% Female
  • Graduate: 35% Male  |  65% Female

Ethnic Representation

  •  0.2% American Indian
  •  1.7% African American
  •  3.5% Asian American
  •  0.8% Hispanic American
  •  3.3% Two or more races
  •  3.7% International

Retention and Graduation

  • First year retention was 76% for the Fall 2014 Freshman cohort.
  • The six year graduation rate was 58% for the Fall 2008 cohort.

Professor teachingFaculty and Staff

Fall 2015

1,305 Employees

  • 272 Faculty
  • 475 Academic Staff
  • 44 Limited Appointments
  • 332 Classified Staff
  • 100 Project/Limited Term
  • 82 Graduate Assistants

Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Teaching Faculty and Staff

  • 485 Total
  • 46% Female  |  54% Male

Average Class Size

Fall 2014

  • Lecture Sections: 24
  • Laboratory Sections: 18

Faculty and academic staff teach more than 99% of the course sections. Less than 1% are taught by teaching assistants.


Robotics LabAcademic Programs

Fall 2015

  • 47 Undergraduate Majors
  • 21 Graduate Majors
  • 3 Advanced Graduate Majors

To view current offerings, go to the Academic Programs website.  


Degrees Awarded 

2014–2015

  • 1,697 Undergraduate
  • 253 Graduate

Accreditation and Certification

  • The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and  Schools (NCA) 

  • Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc. (CORE)

    [M.S. in Vocational Rehabilitation, concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling]

  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

    [Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute Services]

  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

    [M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy]

  • Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education (CAADE)

    [B.S. in Dietetics, M.S. in Food and Nutritional Sciences Dietetic Internship]

  • National Association for Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

    [B.F.A. in Art, B.S. in Art Education]

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

    [B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering, B.S. in Computer Engineering, B.S. in Plastics Engineering]

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

    [Student Health Services-In Progress]

  • Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphics Comm. Inc. (ACCGC)

    [B.S. in Graphic Communication Management]

  • American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

    [ B.S. in Construction]

  • Institute of Food Technologists

    [B.S. in Food Science and Technology]

  • Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

    [All DPI-certified programs]

  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER)

    [B.F.A. in Art – Interior Design]

  • National Association for School Psychologists (NASP)

    [M.S.Ed. and Ed.S. in School Psychology]

  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 

    [B.S. in Business Administration; B.S. in Retail Merchandising and Management; B.S. in Supply Chain Management; M.S. in Operations and Supply Management]

  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

    [B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies – Certified Family Life Educator]

  • National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

    [Child and Family Study Center]

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

    [All Education Programs]

  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

    [M.S. in Mental Health Counseling]

  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)

    [B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management] 

  • United States Distance Learning Association
    [Distance Learning] 

To view full details on accreditation, go to the Accreditation and External Program Evaluation page.


Strong Employment and Recruitment

More than 90% employment of graduates for 32 years

  • 97.1% in 2013-2014
  • 97.1% in 2012-2013
  • 97.9% in 2010–2011
  • 97.9% in 2009–2010
  • 96.8% in 2008–2009
  • 95.9% in 2007–2008
  • 95.9% in 2006–2007
  • 96.9% in 2005–2006

In 2013–2014, 954 students participated in the cooperative education program.


Annual Budget

2015–2016

Approximately $209 million which is 3.4% of the UW System budget. Fourteen percent of UW-Stout's budget is from state appropriations which is 2.9% of the UW System state appropriations budget.


Student Costs

2015–2016

The average cost for a Wisconsin resident for two semesters (based on 30 credits):
  • $7,014 Tuition
  • $2,189 Segregated Fees (Fees include laptop, textbook rental, Student Center fee, activity and athletic fee, technology fee and health fee)
  • $6,504 Double Room and most popular Meal Plan
  • $3,600 Estimated Personal Expenses

In 2014–2015, the Stout University Foundation awarded $613,677 in student scholarships.


students walking on campusCampus

Fall 2015

  • 125 Acres
  • 25 Major Academic and Administrative Buildings
  • 20 Residence Halls
  • 245 Laboratories

Swanson Learning CenterLibrary Resources

Fall 2015

  • 225,0001 books (volumes)
  • 233,904 e-books (volumes)
  • 1,077,800 full text e-documents (volumes)
  • 58,360 periodical (print and online)
  • 21,005 video and audio-visual titles
  • 33,022 streaming videos

Student Activities

Nearly 160 recognized student organizations; Stoutreach volunteer opportunities; Ally Initiatives for Civil Rights and Civic Responsibility; leadership development programs; intramural sports program, 25 sport clubs, two health and fitness centers, and Stout Adventures activities; and an active student government.


hockeyBlue Devil Athletics

2014–2015

Member:

  • NCAA Division III
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • National Collegiate Gymnastics Association

Athletes:

  • 294 men compete on eight teams
  • 251 women compete on ten teams

Intercollegiate Teams 2015–2016

  • Baseball (men)
  • Basketball (men/women)
  • Cross Country (men/women)
  • Football (men)
  • Golf (men/women)
  • Gymnastics (women)
  • Hockey (men)
  • Soccer (women)
  • Softball (women)
  • Tennis (women)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field (men/women)
  • Volleyball (women)

Alumni

Fall 2015

The UW-Stout Alumni Association represents more than 69,444 alumni from all parts of the world.

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Select Mission

University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused, comprehensive polytechnic university where diverse students, faculty and staff integrate applied learning, scientific theory, humanistic understanding, creativity and research to solve real-world problems, grow the economy and serve a global society.

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