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Edgewood College Overview

Edgewood College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Edgewood College Known For?

386 Undergraduate Awards
$34,283 Avg Cost After Aid
91% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Edgewood is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Edgewood is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Edgewood makes roughly $52,544 a year. This is 29% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Edgewood College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Edgewood has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#87 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Edgewood.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#188 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Edgewood has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Other Education Graduates College Factual
#6 Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Other Education Graduates College Factual
#21 Best Other Education Schools College Factual
#21 Best Other Education Schools College Factual
#219 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Edgewood College?


Contact details for Edgewood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, WI 53711-1997
Phone: 608-663-4861

How Do I Get Into Edgewood?

You can apply to Edgewood online at:

Admission Requirements for Edgewood

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Edgewood?

91% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
Since Edgewood has an acceptance rate of 91%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Can I Afford Edgewood College?

$34,283 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Edgewood is $34,283. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Edgewood, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,724 a year. That adds up to $30,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Edgewood is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Edgewood College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,225 Full-Time Undergraduates
73% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,377 undergraduate students at Edgewood, with 1,225 being full-time and 152 being part-time.


There are also 630 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,225 full-time undergraduates at Edgewood, 27% are male and 73% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Edgewood College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 44
Hispanic or Latino 123
White 923
International Students 41
Other Races/Ethnicities 70

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at Edgewood College. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 16 countries are represented at Edgewood. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Côte d’Ivoire.

Online Learning at Edgewood College

57 Took All Classes Online
689 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 689 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Edgewood has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 34th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Edgewood

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Edgewood College was -4.1%. This is the #1,914 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Edgewood regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Edgewood majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Health Professions 5%
Human Resource Management 28%
Nursing 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Edgewood ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Edgewood.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Resource Management #327

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Edgewood College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 114 10 1 125
General Education 0 45 0 45
General Business/Commerce 43 0 0 43
Business Administration & Management 8 30 0 38
General Biology 26 0 0 26
Educational Administration 0 0 26 26
Human Resource Management 25 0 0 25
General Psychology 25 0 0 25
Mental & Social Health Services 0 22 0 22
Other Education 15 0 0 15
Communication & Media Studies 14 0 0 14
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 0 0 13
Computer Information Systems 12 0 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11 0 0 11
Accounting 5 5 0 10
Human Development & Family Studies 0 8 0 8
Sustainability Science 0 8 0 8
Political Science & Government 8 0 0 8
Design & Applied Arts 8 0 0 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 7 0 0 7
General English Literature 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 5 0 0 5
Economics 5 0 0 5
History 4 0 0 4
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 0 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 3 0 0 3
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 3 0 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 3 0 0 3
Sociology 3 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 0 3
Romance Languages 2 0 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 2 0 0 2
Physics 2 0 0 2
Management Information Systems 1 0 0 1
Natural Sciences 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 1
General Social Sciences 1 0 0 1
International Relations & National Security 1 0 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 386 128 27 541


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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