University of Wisconsin–Stout

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The University of Wisconsin–Stout, which belongs to the University of Wisconsin System, is a public higher education institution located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. It was originally founded in 1891 as the Stout Manual Training School, a private institution. However, when its founder (James Huff Stout) died in 1911, the institution was transferred to the state of Wisconsin and it became Stout State College. Later it was merged into the University of Wisconsin System and was re-charted as the University of Wisconsin–Stout. The university is only the second of two institutions in the University of Wisconsin System not named after the city in which it resides.

UW–Stout has a total annual enrollment of roughy 9,500 student (8,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate) and a full-time staff of roughly 400, making it one of the larger universities in Wisconsin. UW–Stout is also home to one of the studios for Wisconsin Public Television and the WVSS (90.7 FM) and WHWC radio broadcasting stations.

Unlike the majority of University of Wisconsin System institutions, UW–Stout is a special mission polytechnic university. The primary mission of the university is to provide education and training for students seeking professional careers in commerce, industry, human development and education. UW–Stout offers technology, design, science, business, engineering, education and industrial management courses designed to achieve this objective.

General Information

Admission Office

1 Clocktower Plaza

Menomonie, WI 54751

(715) 232-1411

(800) 447-8688

Fax: (715) 232-1667

Contact: Cindy Gilberts

Executive Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

1 Clock Tower Plaza

Menomonie, WI 54751

(715) 232-1431

Total undergrads: 7,766

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,631

Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,666

Graduate enrollment: 1,045


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

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: 56%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Customer Service Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Operations Management B
Professional golf management B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications Technologies

Printing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Information and Communications Technology B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Sales/Marketing Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Computer Engineering – General B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Polymer/Plastics B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Engineering Technology – General B
Packaging B

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B
Institutional Food Production B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Dietetics B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B


Applied Mathematics B


Psychology – General B

Science Technologies

Applied Science 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-Stout Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (715) 232-1122
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 712 S Broadway St, Menomonie, WI 54751
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,413
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,506 (54% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,463
Out-of-state Tuition: $17,430
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $3,868

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

University of Wisconsin-Stout Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 95
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 41
Education 694
Engineering 41
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 21
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 31
Health Professions and Related Programs 33
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 21
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Psychology 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 71
Grand total 85324

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Wisconsin-Stout 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 $9,463
Out-of-state $17,430
Books and supplies $418

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,520
Out-of-state $16,830

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 1,143 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 832 60% $3,868
Student loan aid 889 65% $7,195

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,243 43% $5,310
Federal student loans 4,305 57% $6,207

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Wisconsin-Stout. 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-Stout students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,202 1,809 1,393
Percent admitted 100% 91% 90%
Percent admitted who enrolled 47% 50% 42%

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-Stout Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 8,413
Undergraduate enrollment 7,309
Graduate enrollment 1,104

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-Stout Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and 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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