Economic Development includes research and public service funding, degrees in STEM and health fields, businesses receiving development assistance, and where UW alumni live.
Measures of performance and success should be viewed through the lens of institutional context and mission. Institutions within the University of Wisconsin System have differences in missions, students served, and resource capacity. All UW System institutions work to create environments that respond to their unique mission-driven mandates and support their student success goals.
Research and public service funding expenditures
Research expenditures are for activities funded from all sources that are specifically organized to produce research outcomes, including individual and/or project research as well as those of institutes and research centers. Public service expenditures include activities established primarily to provide noninstructional services beneficial to individuals and groups external to the institution. Values are not adjusted for inflation. University of Wisconsin System Administration research and public service funding expenditures are included in the UW System total but are not reported separately. Research and public service funding expenditures are identical to those reported in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Due to revisions of prior-year IPEDS Finance surveys, FY17 data for some UW institutions were adjusted when FY18 data were
Due to an IPEDS decision to exclude costs incurred under the UW-Colleges and UW-Extension administrative entities from their survey structure associate research and service funding are not reflected in FY19 totals.
Degrees in STEM and health fields
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Health fields are defined using the following Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) 2010 areas: Agricultural Sciences (01.0308, 01.09, 01.10, 01.11, 01.12), Natural Resources and Conservation (03), Computer Science and Info Systems (11), Engineering (14), Engineering Technology (15), Life/Biological Science (26), Mathematics and Statistics (27), Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies (30.01, 30.19, 30.27, 30.30), Kinesiology (31.0505), Physical Science (40), Science Technologies (41.9999), and Health (51).
UW STEM and health degrees are offered at the bachelor’s and graduate/professional levels. UW-Platteville does not currently offer degrees in health programs. UW Colleges does not offer a STEM or health degree, but provides the foundation for students interested in STEM or health majors through a certificate program and areas of emphasis in STEM or health-related fields. UW and national proportions are based on bachelor’s and graduate/professional level degrees. National proportions are based on public four-year institutions. Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Projected employment in STEM and health occupations is available from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Small business development center clients
Clients are counted at each UW institution served during each year. At the end of FY18, the Wisconsin Business AnswerLine (BAL) specialty center was transferred from UW-Madison to the SBDC State Office, housed within UW System Administration. The Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC) is combined with UW-Whitewater’s local SBDC center. Service provided by UW-Extension through FY18 is included within UW System Administration. Service to southwestern Wisconsin transferred from UW-Platteville to the SBDC State Office, housed within UW System Administration, in January 2016. UW-Stout does not have a local SBDC center. UW-Stout’s numbers through December 2016 reflect its Center for Innovation and Development (CID) specialty center. UW-Stout conducts most of its business development and support through the UW-Stout Discovery Center (not shown), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing and Extension Partnership program. In FY20, SBDC clients included a small number of Wisconsin businesses indicating out-of-state zip codes while working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UW bachelor’s degree recipients by address in 2018
UW bachelor’s degree recipients are shown by their current addresses, provided in 2018 by UW institutions and their alumni associations. Included are alumni who graduated 2006-07 and more recently and who have an address with a U.S. zip code. UW-La Crosse data tracks alumni who graduated in 2009-10 and more recently. Field of study is the academic program area of the alumnus’ bachelor’s degree. Residency status reflects the fee basis when enrolled as a student.
UW bachelor’s degree recipients living in Wisconsin in 2018
The percent of UW bachelor’s degree recipients living in Wisconsin is based on current addresses, provided in 2018 by UW institutions and their alumni associations. Denominators include graduates with international or unknown addresses. Included are alumni who graduated 2006-07 (11 years since graduation) and more recently. UW-La Crosse data tracks alumni who graduated in 2009-10 (8 years since graduation). Field of study is the academic program area of the alumnus’ bachelor’s degree. Residency status reflects the fee basis when enrolled as a student.
UW bachelor’s degree recipients living in Wisconsin three years after graduation
The percent of UW bachelor’s degree recipients living in Wisconsin is shown for graduates in 2003-04 by address in 2007, graduates in 2011-12 by address in 2015, and graduates in 2014-15 by address in 2018. Addresses were provided by UW institutions and their alumni associations. Denominators include graduates with international or unknown addresses. Field of study is the academic program area of the alumnus’ bachelor’s degree. Residency status reflects the fee basis when enrolled as a student.
Career outcomes of undergraduates
UW institutions collect information on initial career outcomes of undergraduates following standards and protocols of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE): http://www.naceweb.org/uploadedFiles/Pages/advocacy/first-destination-survey-standards-and-protocols.pdf.