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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Overview

Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Known For?

2,623 Undergraduate Awards
$22,947 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UW Oshkosh have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UW Oshkosh is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UW Oshkosh makes roughly $42,700 a year. This is 5% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Rankings

UW Oshkosh landed the #278 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Human Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Fire Protection Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#15 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#26 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#45 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#51 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#75 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh?

Location of University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Contact details for UW Oshkosh are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920-424-1234
Website: https://www.uwosh.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwoshkosh
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uwoshkosh

How Do I Get Into UW Oshkosh?

You can apply to UW Oshkosh online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu/

Admission Requirements for UW Oshkosh

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW Oshkosh?

63% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UW Oshkosh is 63%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UW Oshkosh submitted their SAT scores.UW Oshkosh received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh  ( 19 to 24 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh  ( 20 to 24 )
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Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh?

$22,947 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW Oshkosh is $22,947. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UW Oshkosh, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,899 a year. That adds up to $27,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW Oshkosh is 3.4%. 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.

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,108 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,097 undergraduate students at UW Oshkosh, with 9,108 being full-time and 5,989 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW Oshkosh

There are also 1,313 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,108 full-time undergraduates at UW Oshkosh, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW Oshkosh

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW Oshkosh Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 376
Black or African American 239
Hispanic or Latino 539
White 7,475
International Students 120
Other Races/Ethnicities 359

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at UW Oshkosh. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and India.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

1,184 Took All Classes Online
1,830 Took At Least One Class Online
12.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at UW Oshkosh. In 2017-2018, 1,830 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 10th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UW Oshkosh

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh was 12.1%. This is the #1,211 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW Oshkosh regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 10%
Computational Science 71%
Health Professions 9%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 89%
Liberal Arts General Studies 89%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 22%
Nursing 10%
Public Administration & Social Service 25%
Sustainability Science 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UW Oshkosh 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 UW Oshkosh.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Sustainability Science #4
Fire Protection #14
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #90
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #205
Nursing #254
Business Administration & Management #385
Health Professions #417
Business, Management & Marketing #478

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%.

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 14 424 57 0 0 0 495
Nursing 0 0 311 0 12 30 353
Business Administration & Management 0 0 108 3 89 0 200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 126 0 21 0 147
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 0 54 29 39 0 123
Educational Administration 0 0 0 55 55 0 110
General Psychology 0 0 104 0 5 0 109
Human Services 0 0 96 0 3 0 99
Social Work 0 0 48 0 51 0 99
General Biology 0 0 95 0 3 0 98
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 92 0 0 0 92
Marketing 0 0 89 0 0 0 89
Health & Physical Education 0 0 84 1 0 0 85
Special Education 0 0 71 0 2 0 73
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 71 0 0 0 71
Economics 0 0 64 0 0 0 64
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 49 0 0 0 49
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 44 0 0 0 44
Romance Languages 8 0 33 0 0 0 41
Human Resource Management 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Accounting 0 0 37 0 0 0 37
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Computer Information Systems 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
General English Literature 0 0 30 0 1 0 31
History 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
International Studies 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 26 0 26
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Journalism 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 25 0 25
Allied Health Professions 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
Political Science & Government 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Management Information Systems 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Chemistry 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Fire Protection 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Sociology 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Information Technology 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Mathematics 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Anthropology 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
General Education 0 0 0 9 0 0 9
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Ethnic Studies 5 0 4 0 0 0 9
International Relations & National Security 9 0 0 0 0 0 9
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Music 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Computational Science 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Geography & Cartography 2 0 5 0 0 0 7
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Public Health 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Religious Studies 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Germanic Languages 1 0 3 0 0 0 4
Philosophy 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Physics 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Health Sciences & Services 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Area Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
American Sign Language 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Insurance 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
East Asian Languages 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 48 424 2,151 99 367 30 3,119

References

*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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