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

www.uwosh.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 11,355

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,842

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,078

Graduate enrollment: 1,314

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

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

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

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
Website:www.uwosh.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://apply.wisconsin.edu/
Address:800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:13,958
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:12,596 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,544
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,117
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$3,808

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services72
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education76
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs41
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences31
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions23
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total16017

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total73

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,544
Out-of-state$15,117
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,762
Out-of-state$17,893

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,30484%
Grant or scholarship aid89057%$3,808
Student loan aid1,00965%$6,493

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,70037%$5,111
Federal student loans6,08248%$6,352

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,6122,2693,343
Percent admitted100%62%67%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%26%27%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment13,958
Undergraduate enrollment12,484
Graduate enrollment1,474

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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The 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
  • 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

*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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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