University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh

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School Overview

The University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh (often referred to as UW–Oshkosh) is a university within the University of Wisconsin System, a group of universities which represents over 185,000 college level students in the state of Wisconsin. UW–Oshkosh is a public university located in the city of Oshkosh, as its name might suggest. The university is the 3rd largest higher education institution in the state of Wisconsin and offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

UW–Oshkosh was founded as Oshkosh State Normal School in 1871, an institution dedicated to educating and training teachers. In 1927, the schools name was changed to Oshkosh State Teachers College and it maintained this name until 1951, at which point its name was changed yet again–this time to Wisconsin State College–Oshkosh. When the college started offering accredited four-year bachelors degree programs in 1964 and achieved university status its name was changed to Wisconsin State University–Oshkosh.

UW–Oshkosh offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 73 fields of study and academic disciplines. Some of the most popular subjects among students at Oshkosh including business, accounting, teaching, education, nursing and fine arts. Total annual enrollment at the university is just over 13,500 (12,200 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students) and the school is considered primarily an undergraduate institution.

General Information

Admission Office

800 Algoma Boulevard

Oshkosh, WI 54901-8602

(920) 424-0202

Fax: (920) 424-1098

Contact: Jill Endries

Director of Admissions
Main Address

800 Algoma Boulevard

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-1234

Total undergrads: 11,355

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,842

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,078

Graduate enrollment: 1,314


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $44

Online application fee: $44
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (920) 424-1234
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 15,521
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 13,988 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,656
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,229
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 75%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,262

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 372
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 977
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 3
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 53
Health Professions and Related Programs 251
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 111
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 22
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 31
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 23
Social Sciences 25
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 2416319

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,656
Out-of-state $15,229
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,027
Out-of-state $18,341

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,734 75%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,230 53% $4,262
Student loan aid 1,229 53% $6,316

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,884 32% $5,569
Federal student loans 5,528 37% $5,996

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,630 2,569 4,061
Percent admitted 100% 76% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 33% 35% 31%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 15,521
Undergraduate enrollment 14,267
Graduate enrollment 1,254

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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