Expand the topics below for in-depth reports (Informational Memoranda) and other resources on UW System students.

Trends in student headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollments.

Important: See Degrees for the most current information.

Historical document:

Degrees Conferred: 2016-17 Update pdf

Student enrollments and credits in distance education courses.

Higher Education Fact Sheet pdf

Commonly-requested higher education statistics comparing Wisconsin (and the UW System) with the United States as a whole and, where possible, with Minnesota.

Important: See Enrollments for trends that include the most current information.

Historical documents:

Residence Hall Occupancy Report pdf

Institutional data on residence hall capacity and occupancy rates.

Important: See Retention and Graduation for the most current information. 

Historical documents:

Retention and Graduation Rates pdf provides systemwide and by campus course retention rates and graduation rates of full-time new freshmen over a 30-year period.

Retention and Graduation, 2017-18 pdf

Report on 2014 Undergraduate Course Drop Rates pdf

Provides systemwide and by campus course drop rates.

Projections of high school graduates within the state of Wisconsin were prepared by the Applied Population Laboratory (APL) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.