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Political Science & Government Schools in Wisconsin

In 2018-2019, 764 students earned their Political Science degrees in WI.

In terms of popularity, Political Science & Government is the 32nd most popular major in the state out of a total 292 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Political Science & Government Majors in Wisconsin

Political Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 714
Master’s Degree 23
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 19
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8

Gender Distribution

In Wisconsin, a political science major is more popular with men than with women.

Political Science & Government Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of political science majors in Wisconsin is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 2.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.9%
  • White: 76.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.1%
  • Other Races: 5.0%
Political Science & Government Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Political Science & Government Grads in Wisconsin

In this state, there are 13,050 people employed in jobs related to a political science degree, compared to 515,790 nationwide.

Political Science & Government Jobs Nationwide vs. WI

Wages for Political Science & Government Jobs in Wisconsin

A typical salary for a political science grad in the state is $85,050, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 24 colleges in Wisconsin that offer political science degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

308 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
43,463 Total Students

The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at UW - Madison. 62% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $18,219.

#2

Marquette University

Milwaukee
82 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
11,605 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,693. The student loan default rate of 2.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
27,012 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.30%. It takes the average student 4.86 years to graduate. 65% of the teachers are full time.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,597 Total Students

The average student takes 4.54 years to complete their degree at UW - La Crosse. The full-time teacher rate is 85%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,478.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
13,059 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,166. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
11,604 Total Students

76% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 7.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $15,673.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
9,086 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,192. It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. In their early career, UW - Stevens Point grads earn an average salary of $33,600.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
1,463 Total Students

The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at Lawrence U. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,566 Total Students

The average student takes 4.58 years to complete their degree at UW - Green Bay. 63% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending UW - Green Bay will pay a net price of $14,487.

#10

Beloit College

Beloit
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
1,275 Total Students

An average student at Beloit will pay a net price of $14,877. Most students complete their degree in 4.16 years. In their early career, Beloit grads earn an average salary of $32,100.

Political Science & Government Careers in WI

Some of the careers political science majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Economists 13% $69,060
Managers 13% $75,630
Political Science Professors 7% $74,280
Economics Professors 4% $95,620

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to political science.

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Economics 1,183
Sociology 490
Criminology 356
Geography & Cartography 285
Anthropology 147
International Relations & Security 93
General Social Sciences 65
Other Social Sciences 46

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