University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Ranked?

2022 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 268 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is fire protection.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UW Oshkosh as #564 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UW Oshkosh held the #698 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UW Oshkosh is also ranked #16 out of 52 schools in Wisconsin.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW Oshkosh?

Acceptance Rate

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh has an acceptance rate of 63%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UW Oshkosh.

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 23 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 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% 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  74 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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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Undergraduate Student Diversity

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.

How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Cost?

The overall average net price of UW Oshkosh is $15,463. 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 +
$11,687 $13,114 $15,236 $17,210 $17,797

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 6.8%. 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 Oshkosh Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UW Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,700 in their early years. 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

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is a public institution located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 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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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, 2,231 received undergraduate degrees and 326 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 293 $59,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 107 $39,600
General Psychology 102 $27,100
General Biology 95 $31,600
Marketing 85 NA
Business Administration & Management 83 $53,800
Finance & Financial Management 80 $47,200
Human Services 70 NA
Health & Physical Education 67 NA
Special Education 58 $40,100

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

Online Learning at UW Oshkosh

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 1,533 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. This is a decrease from the 1,830 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,533 935
2017-2018 1,830 1,184
2016-2017 1,387 820
2015-2016 1,362 738
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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