Institution Profile

STUDENT PROFILE
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment10,041
Headcount Enrollment10,427
Wisconsin Students8,505
Out-of-State Students1,922
Students in Campus Housing3,300
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

UW-La Crosse was founded in 1909 as the La Crosse State Normal School. It opened in September of that year with 19 faculty members and 176 students. The institution evolved into a State Teachers College in 1927, the Wisconsin State College at La Crosse in 1951, Wisconsin State University-La Crosse in 1964, and became part of the new UW System in 1971.

ACADEMIC PROFILE
Majors and Degrees88
Minor Programs56
Concentration Areas57
Certificate Programs3
Graduates (Annual Average)2,149
ACADEMIC DESCRIPTION

UW-La Crosse is noted for programs in allied health and the sciences, international business, information systems, and education. As applications have increased each year, the university has implemented a Growth, Quality, and Access plan and has experienced a growth in enrollment.

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Main Campus Acreage110
Non-Continuous Acreage18
Total Buildings34
Total Gross Square Feet2,788,155
Total Parking Spaces2,985
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

The main campus is located in the east central part of La Crosse, surrounded by a residential  neighborhood and includes both historic buildings and those of more contemporary style. The 2005 Campus Master Plan included architectural guidelines that set a desired style of Collegiate Gothic influences. The compact campus has green space that has been designed and maintained for maximum value and impact. An 18-acre parcel of land located approximately one-half mile north of campus houses physical plant facilities, and provides field space for athletics, physical education, and recreation. In addition, two residential properties, which are less than a mile from campus, are used to house visiting foreign scholars, instructors, and students.

 

2019-21 Capital Budget Projects

UW-La Crosse Prairie Springs Science Center Phase 2 project
UW-La Crosse Fieldhouse & Soccer Support Facility project
UW-La Crosse Coate/Sanford Halls Additions & Renovations project
UW-La Crosse Residence Hall project
UW-La Crosse Graff Main Hall HVAC System Renovation projectn
2019-21 ENUMERATION REQUESTS
PROJECT BUDGET GFSB PRSB CASH GIFTS BTF
Prairie Springs Science Center, Ph II $83,020,000 $78,140,000 $0 $0 $0 $4,880,000
Coate Hall/Sanford Hall Addns & Renovs $15,251,000 $0 $13,251,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0
Graff Main Hall HVAC System Renovation $13,822,000 $13,822,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fieldhouse & Soccer Support Facility $49,035,000 $0 $24,517,500 $24,517,500 $0 $0
Residence Hall $41,104,000 $0 $41,104,000 $0 $0 $0