Institutional Characteristics 2010-11
Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Overview
Institutional Characteristics Overview
 Welcome to the Institutional Characteristics (IC) survey. This survey collects important information about your institution's mission, admissions, students services, and student charges.

Much of the data reported on the IC survey appear on the NCES College Navigator, a college search service for students. It is important to report data correctly, as College Navigator is only updated one time after IC data have been reviewed, so errors may stay on the website for a full year.

Additionally, the pricing data are used to calculate the net price of attendance in the Student Financial Aid survey. This has important implications for what students see about your institution, and also for the net price watchlists.

Remember, it is the responsibility of the keyholder to provide NCES with accurate data about the institution. Please never hesitate to call the IPEDS Help Desk and ask for help to make sure that you are reporting correctly!
 
 Changes to Institutional Characteristics:
  • Doctor's-Professional Practice tuition will be collected for 9 selected programs.
  • This survey component has been reordered, due to moving some of the items to the IC Header.
 
  
 Reviews of the IC survey indicate a number of places where many people make errors. Please review the common errors listed below to ensure your institution does not make any reporting errors which may affect your institution's appearance to students and others. 
 
  • Do not try to outsmart fatal errors. In some cases, this provides false information to students or may cause an institution to appear on a watch list. Fatal errors are there for a reason - contact the Help Desk at 877.225.2568 and they will happily help you to figure out what you are doing incorrectly, or provide an override if necessary.      
  • Admissions data are for first-time students only.      
  • Many institutions are open admission but indicate that they are not. If your institution only requires a GED or other high school equivalent and/or an ability to benefit test, your institution is open admission.
 
 
  • If your institution makes numerous exceptions to an on-campus housing requirement, you should not indicate that you require students to live on campus. This leads to inconsistent and problematic reporting on the Student Financial Aid survey.      
  • Program reporters need to report tuition, fees, and living expenses for the entire length of the program for which they are reporting. This has major implications for the calculation of net price.
 
 To download survey materials package for this component: Survey Materials

To see last year's data submission for this component: Reported Data
 
 

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part A - Mission Statement and System Office
1. Provide the institution's mission statement or a web address (URL) where the mission statement can be found. Typed statements are limited to 2,000 characters or less. The mission statement will be available to the public on College Navigator.
 
Mission Statement URL:  
Please begin URL with "http://" or "https://"
Mission Statement
 
2. System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure (please see instructions for reporting System or Corporate data).
Note: Do NOT indicate a religious affiliation here. That information is collected separately and differs from system name.
If you need assistance or need to make changes, contact the Help Desk at 1-877-225-2568. You will not be able to lock your submission if this question is blank.
  This institution is NOT a part of a system or corporate entity.
  This institution is a part of a system or corporate entity.
 Specify name of the system or corporate entity.                                                  
  University of Wisconsin System

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part B - Admissions and Estimated Enrollment
1. Does your institution have an open admission policy for all or most entering first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate-level students?
If the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED/other equivalent, your institution is still considered open admission. Institutions that require only an Ability to Benefit or similar test beyond the diploma/equivalent are also considered open admission.
If your institution does not have an open admission policy, you will be expected to answer additional questions (B2, B3, and B4) regarding your admissions procedures and admissions yield.
     Yes
   No                                                                                
You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.
 

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part B - Admission Requirements and Services - Admission Considerations
2. Please select the option that best describes how your institution uses any of the following data in its undergraduate selection process.
 
Admission ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedNeither Required nor RecommendedDon't Know
Secondary school GPA        
Secondary school rank        
Secondary school record        
Completion of college-preparatory program        
Recommendations        
Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)        
Admission test scores
SAT / ACT
        
Other Test (ABT, Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Note: If this is the only requirement other than a diploma or equivalent, and few students are not admitted due to this test, please return to question 1 and indicate that your institution is open admission.
        
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
        

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part B - Admission Requirements and Services - Selection Process
3. Provide the number of first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who applied, who were admitted, and who enrolled (either full- or part-time) at your institution for the most recent Fall period available. Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during the summer prior to the selected fall reporting period.
Remember that this question is only applicable to first-time students, do not include other students in these totals.

Only report students at levels that you indicated were offered in the IC Header. If you made an error in the IC Header, please call the IPEDS Help Desk and correct your error.
Select reporting period:  Fall 2009            Fall 2010 
 
 MenWomenTotal
Number of applicants   
Number of admissions   
Number (of admitted) that enrolled full-time   
Number (of admitted) that enrolled part-time   
Total enrolled full-time and part-time 2,179 2,162 4,341
Percent of admissions enrolled by full-time and part-time 76 71 73
 
 
4. If test scores are required for admission for first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students, provide the number and percentage of enrolled students submitting SAT and/or ACT scores, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile scores for each test. Provide writing test scores only if used for admission. Provide data for the most recent group of enrolled students for whom data are available. Include new students admitted the summer prior to the selected fall reporting period.
DO NOT convert test scores (e.g., do not convert an SAT score to an ACT scale, etc.). If you have numbers for both SAT and ACT scores, provide the percentiles for both tests.
Select reporting period  Fall 2009  Fall 2010  Test scores NOT required
Number of enrolled students that submitted SAT scores  
Percent of enrolled students that submitted SAT scores 
Number of enrolled students that submitted ACT scores 
Percent of enrolled students that submitted ACT scores 
 
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading  
SAT Math  
SAT Writing  
ACT Composite  
ACT English  
ACT Math  
ACT Writing    
You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.
 

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part B - Estimated Fall Enrollment
Estimated 2010 Fall Enrollment
Provide an early estimate of the institution's fall enrollment for all levels offered. Levels should match those indicated 'Yes' in the IC Header survey. If you made an error in the Header survey, please contact the Help Desk.

These data will NOT appear in College Navigator, but will be made available via the IPEDS Data Center.
Estimates should be based on the definitions used in the IPEDS Fall Enrollment component submitted during the spring collection (for academic institutions report an estimate of the students that are/will be enrolled as of October 15, 2010; for program reporter institutions report an estimate of students enrolled in your institution at any time between August 1 and October 31, 2010). Prior year (PY) Fall Enrollment counts are provided for reference.
 Full-timeFT PY Enroll-
ment
Part-timePT PY Enroll-
ment
Total
Undergraduate (academic or occupational programs)  8,846  4,943 14,379
Of undergraduates, those who are first-time, degree/certificate-seeking students
  3,910  431 4,483
Graduate     0

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part C - Student Services - Special Learning Opportunities
1. Does your institution accept any of the following? [Check all that apply]
 
     Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)                    
   Credit for life experiences
   Advanced placement (AP) credits
   None of the above
 
2. What types of special learning opportunities are offered by your institution? [Check all that apply]
    
   Distance learning opportunities (e-learning)
   ROTC
    Army                 Navy                 Air Force               
   Study abroad
   Weekend/evening college
   Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
    Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
    Students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization
    This institution is approved by the state for the initial certification or licensure of teachers
   None of the above

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part C - Student Services - Services, Library, Tuition
4. Which of the following selected student services are offered by your institution? [Check all that apply]
    
   Remedial services
   Academic/career counseling services
   Employment services for current students
   Placement services for program completers
   On-campus day care for children of students
   None of the above
  
5. Does your institution have its own library or are you financially supporting a shared library with another postsecondary education institution?
  
   Have our own library
   Do not have our own library but contribute financial support to a shared library
   Neither of the above
6. Indicate whether or not any of the following alternative tuition plans are offered by your institution.
 
 No
 Yes
 Tuition guarantee
 Prepaid tuition plan
 Tuition payment plan
 Other (specify in box below)
You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.
 

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part C - Disability Service
Please indicate the percentage of all undergraduates enrolled during fall 2009 who were formally registered as students with disabilities with the institution's office of disability services (or the equivalent office).
     3 percent or less 
     More than 3 percent: %
You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.
 

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part D - Student Charges Questions
1. Are all full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus or in institutionally-controlled housing?
If you answer Yes to this question, you will not be asked to report off-campus room and board in the price of attendance (D11).

If you make numerous exceptions to this rule, and have many of these students living off-campus, please answer No so that this does not cause conflicts with the Student Financial Aid survey.
   No
   Yes
2. Does your institution charge different tuition for in-district, in-state, or out-of-state students?
If you answer Yes to this question, you will be expected to report tuition amounts for in-district, in-state, and out-of-state students.

Please only select Yes if you really charge different tuition rates, or you will be reporting the same numbers 3 times.
   No
   Yes
3. Does your institution offer institutionally-controlled housing (either on or off campus)?
If you answer Yes to this question, you will be expected to specify a housing capacity, and to report a room charge or a combined room and board charge (D10).
   No
   Yes
 Specify housing capacity for academic year 2010-11
  
4. Do you offer board or meal plans to your students?
If you answer Yes to this question, you will be expected to report a board charge or combined room and board charge (D10).
   No
   Yes - Enter the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan available
  
   Yes - Number of meals per week can vary (e.g., students' charge meals against a meal card)

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part D - Undergraduate Student Charges
If the institution charges an application fee, indicate the amount.
 AmountPrior year 
Undergraduate application fee  44 
 
5. Charges to full-time undergraduate students for the full academic year 2010-11
Please be sure to report an average tuition that includes all students at all levels (freshman, sophomore, etc.).
 
 In-districtPrior yearIn-statePrior yearOut-of-statePrior year
All full-time undergraduates
Average tuition  4,268  4,268  11,252
Required fees  329  329  329
6. Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduate students
 
 
 In-districtPrior yearIn-statePrior yearOut-of-statePrior year
Per credit hour charge  178  178  469

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part D - Student Charges - Price of Attendance
11. Price of attendance for full-time, first-time undergraduate students:
Please enter the amounts requested below. These data will be made available to the public on College Navigator. Data for prior years may be corrected. If your institution participates in any Title IV programs (Pell, Stafford, etc.), you must complete all information for the current year. Estimates of expenses for books and supplies, room and board, and other expenses are those from the Cost of Attendance report used by the financial aid office in determining financial need. Please talk to your financial aid office to get these numbers, to ensure that you are reporting correct numbers.
Leave items that do not apply blank and the system will fill in as "not applicable" or indicate that more information is needed. For example, if your institution was not open in 2007-08, leave those cells blank and call the Help Desk to override any errors. DO NOT attempt to overcome the errors by entering false data.

If the 2010-11 tuition and/or fees for entering students are covered by a tuition guarantee program, check the applicable box(es) under 'Tuition Guarantee'. Additionally, if the guarantee is not for a 0% increase, please indicate the maximum % increase guarantee.
Charges for full academic year2007-082008-092009-102010-11  
Published tuition and required fees:Tuition Guarantee
(check only if applicable to entering students in 2010-11)
Guaranteed increase %
 In-district      
  Tuition       
  Required fees       
  Tuition + fees total 4,619 4,584 4,597 4,609  
 PY tuition + fees total 4619 4584 4597   
 In-state      
  Tuition       
  Required fees       
  Tuition + fees total 4,619 4,584 4,597 4,609  
 PY tuition + fees total 4619 4584 4597   
 Out-of-state      
  Tuition       
  Required fees       
  Tuition + fees total 11,603 11,568 11,581 11,593  
 PY tuition + fees total 11603 11568 11581   
        
 Books and supplies      
Off campus (not with family):
 Room and board      
 Other expenses      
 Room and board and other expenses 10,160 10,730 11,160 11,660  
Off campus (with family):
 Other expenses      
You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.
 

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055)
User ID: 55A0011

Part E - Athletic Association
1. Is this institution a member of a national athletic association?
  No
  Yes - Check all that apply
   National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
   National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
   National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
   United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)
   National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)                              
   Other
 
2. If this institution is a member of the NCAA or NAIA, specify the conference FOR EACH SPORT using the pull down menu.
 
SportNCAA or NAIA memberConference
Football  No  Yes-Specify 
Basketball  No  Yes-Specify 
Baseball  No  Yes-Specify 
Cross country and/or track  No  Yes-Specify 

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055) User ID: 55A0011
Summary
Institutional Characteristics Component Summary
Academic Year Reporters

IPEDS collects important information regarding your institution. All data reported in IPEDS survey components become available in the IPEDS Data Center and appear as aggregated data in various Department of Education reports. Additionally, some of the reported data appears specifically for your institution through the College Navigator website and is included in your institution’s Data Feedback Report (DFR). The purpose of this summary is to provide you an opportunity to view some of the data that, when accepted through the IPEDS quality control process, will appear on the College Navigator website and/or your DFR. College Navigator is updated approximately three months after the data collection period closes and Data Feedback Reports will be available through the ExPT and sent to your institution’s CEO in November 2011.

Please review your data for accuracy. If you have questions about the data displayed below after reviewing the data reported on the survey screens, please contact the IPEDS Help Desk at: 1-877-225-2568 or ipedshelp@rti.org.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Mission Statement The University of Wisconsin Colleges is a multi-campus institution that prepares students for success at the baccalaureate level of education, provides the first two years of a liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, and advances the Wisconsin Idea by bringing the resources of the University to the people of the state and the communities that provide and support its campuses.
Special Learning Opportunities Distance learning opportunities (e-learning)
Study abroad
Student Services Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
On-campus day care for children of students
Credit Accepted Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services 3 percent or less
PRICING INFORMATION
Estimated expenses for academic year for full-time, first-time students 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
$4,619 $4,584 $4,597 $4,609
In-state tuition and fees $4,619 $4,584 $4,597 $4,609
Out-of-state tuition and fees $11,603 $11,568 $11,581 $11,593
Books and supplies $810 $860 $910 $950
Off Campus Room and Board $6,400 $6,710 $7,040 $7,330
Off Campus Other Expenses $3,760 $4,020 $4,120 $4,330
Off Campus with family Other Expenses $3,760 $4,020 $4,120 $4,330
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2010-11 Tuition Fees
In-district $4,268 $341
In-state $4,268 $341
Out-of-state $11,252 $341
Alternative tuition plans Tuition payment plan
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Open admission No
Undergraduate application fee 2010-11 $44
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009 Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,951 2,893 3,058
Percent admitted 99% 99% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 73% 76% 71%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
N/A
Test Scores Fall 2009 (enrolled full-time students) # Submitting Scores % Submitting Scores
SAT N/A N/A
ACT 3,603 83%
25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading N/A N/A
SAT Math N/A N/A
SAT Writing N/A N/A
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English 16 22
ACT Math 17 23
ACT Writing N/A N/A
Institution:  University of Wisconsin Colleges (240055) User ID:  55A0011

Explanation Report
Number Source Location Description Severity Accepted
Screen: Selection Process
1 Row 19
Column 2
Screen Entry The number of enrolled first-time, degree/certificate seeking students that submitted test scores should equal the total number of first-time students enrolled full-time and part-time. Please fix or explain. Explanation Yes
Reason: The majority submitted ACT.
2 Row 33
Column 2
Screen Entry You reported the number of students who submitted ACT test scores but you did not enter any percentiles. Please explain or fix. Explanation Yes
Reason: ACT writing is not required.
3 Row 33
Column 3
Screen Entry You reported the number of students who submitted ACT test scores but you did not enter any percentiles. Please explain or fix. Explanation Yes
Reason: ACT writing is not required.