The University of Wisconsin System collects higher education data from UW System institutions and other sources and prepares analyses and reports for the Board of Regents, senior administrators, campus administrators, and the general public.

Student Statistics

Designed to answer general questions about UW System student headcount, full-time equivalent enrollment (FTE), and degrees conferred.

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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

Information from every UW System institution is submitted to the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as required by the Higher Education Act of 1965. 


Informational Memoranda

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, and degrees conferred.

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

Remedial Education in the UW System
Presents information regarding students requiring Math and English remediation.

Residence Hall Occupancy Report
Institutional data on residence hall capacity and occupancy rates.

Retention and Graduation
Provides systemwide and by campus course retention rates and graduation rates over a 30-year period.

Undergraduate Course Drop Rates
Provides systemwide and by campus course drop rates.


Wisconsin High School Graduate Projections

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.

Supplemental information compiled by UW System

*Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education