Office of Policy Analysis & Research
- Bulletins and Profiles
- Committee on Baccalaureate Expansion (COBE) , joint UW-WTCS report
- Higher Education Facts
- Informational Memoranda/Occasional Research Briefs (ORB)
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Surveys (IPEDS)
- Introduction to the University of Wisconsin System
- More Graduates Data Reports
- Multiple Applications and Admissions Database (MAAD) Reports
- Remedial Education in the UW System
- Residence Hall Occupancy Report
- Retention and Graduation
- Serving Adult Students of the University of Wisconsin Through Biennial Budget Appropriations
- Student Statistics
- Transfer Student Reports
- Undergraduate Course Drop Rates, annual report
- The University of Wisconsin System Fact Book
- Wisconsin High School Graduate Projections
The University of Wisconsin System's most comprehensive report covering a broad array of information regarding the System's progress toward achieving excellence.
Bulletins and Profiles address topical issues of interest to the University of Wisconsin System and its constituents.
The purpose of the committee is to examine the number and nature of baccalaureate degree holders in Wisconsin as compared with other states, determine why Wisconsin is lagging behind, and recommend cost-effective and collaborative strategies to provide access and opportunities to expand the number of degree completers in our state.
Commonly-requested higher education statistics comparing Wisconsin (and the UW System) with the United States as a whole and, where possible, with Minnesota.
Informational Memoranda and Occasional Research Briefs (ORBs) report on special topics relevant to the University of Wisconsin System. These topics include access, student enrollment, student retention and time to degree, financial aid, transfers, precollege, and degrees conferred.
OPAR coordinates UW System data collection for the following IPEDS surveys: Institutional Characteristics, Degree Completions, Employees by Assigned Positions, Fall Enrollment, Salaries, Finance, Fall Staff, and Graduation Rates.
Profiles contain data on undergraduates, age, gender, race/ethnicity, residency, ACT, high school rank, graduation rates, and undergraduate instruction. General information on admissions, applications, transfer guidelines, majors, and financial aid.
Contact: UW System Higher Education Location Program (HELP), (608) 263-4567 or (800) 442-6459
The More Graduates initiative seeks to increase the number of undergraduate degrees conferred over the next 15 years and close achievement gaps between underrepresented minorities and lower income students vs. all students. The data summaries provide recent trends on specific student populations (e.g., new transfer students) and outcomes (e.g., retention rates) important to systemwide efforts to reach More Graduates goals.
Contents: Systemwide and institutional count of applications and admissions for new freshmen and transfers by residency, race/ethnicity, gender, high school rank, citizenship, and admission category.
Contact: Kevin Welch , Office of Policy Analysis and Research, (608) 262-2623
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Presents information regarding students requiring Math and English remediation.
Contact: Yufeng Duan , Office of Policy Analysis and Research, (608) 265-6776
Provides systemwide and by campus course retention rates and graduation rates.
Contents: Reports on activity in 100% tuition funded courses..
Contact: Sue Buth , Office of Policy Analysis and Research, (608) 262-1751
Subject: Fall enrollment by institution.
Includes headcount with 10 year profile, FTE, residency, classification, entrance status, gender, race/ethnicity status and gender, full-time, geographic origin, transfers by source, credits, degrees conferred, and age.
These reports include information on University of Wisconsin (UW) System transfer students. The Program Assessment Reports focus particular attention on transfers from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) with assessment of both current and new articulation agreements, which allow students to transfer courses from a specific program at a WTCS district into a similar program at a UW institution.
In the past, transfer student reports were produced for the Joint Administration Committee on Academic Programs (JACAP).
Provides systemwide and by campus course drop rates.
Contents: General information on UW System, institutions, academic information (enrollment includes race/ethnicity by gender), summer session enrollment, degrees conferred, student financial aid, financial and budget information, and minority faculty by gender and race/ethnicity.
Contact: Communications and External Relations, (608) 263-5512
Projections of high school graduates within the state of Wisconsin. Includes a report prepared by the Applied Population Laboratory (APL) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.