2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,904

Net Price

74%

Admitted

42%

Enrolled

73%

Graduation Rate

19/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 10,337. In 2021, there were 242 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in Wisconsin and ranks #130 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

242

Total Enrollment

10,337

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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#2

Wisconsin Rank

Combining ranking factors for 30 schools that offer psychology degrees in Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ranks #2.

#130

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ranks #130.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and School Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology24
General Psychology194
School Psychology24
Total Graduates19448
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 7,067 students applied to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The university admitted 74% and 42% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Wisconsin universities is 6,327. On average, all Wisconsin institutions admit 80% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 84%. Compared to all Wisconsin four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is 73%, compared to 61% for all Wisconsin universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UW-La Crosse to Wisconsin Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to the average of all Wisconsin four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UW-La Crosse

7,067

Applicants

74%

Percent Admitted

42%

Percent Enrolled

84%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

73%

Graduation Rate

WI Colleges

6,327

Applicants

80%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

61%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 475 or 85% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 83 or 15% part-time faculty members employed at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 475 or 85%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UW-La Crosse

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

85%

Percent Full-Time

15%

Percent Part-Time

85%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WI Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

56%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,585, and the average cost for books and supplies is $120.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $8,651 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,436.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$6,770
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,028
Total Living Expenses$8,798
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,585
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$120
Total Undergraduate Expenses$16,503
In-State, Graduate Tuition$8,651
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,436
Total Graduate Expenses$10,087
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is $12,904. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Wisconsin-La Crosse presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$7,517$7,924
$30,001 – $48,000$10,075$9,118
$48,001 – $75,000$13,198$13,042
$75,001 – $110,000$16,472$16,521
$110,001 and more$17,059$17,227
US Department of Education

Compare University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to all Wisconsin universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UW-La Crosse

$16,503

Cost to Attend

$4,167

Average Financial Aid

77%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,904

Net Price

WI Colleges

$35,673

Cost to Attend

$14,542

Average Financial Aid

90%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,613

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,619 or 77%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 5,555 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $4,167.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid5,555$4,167
Pell Grants1,548$4,343
Federal Student Loans4,411$5,814
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UW-La Crosse

5,555

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,548

Number of Pell Grants

13%

Pell Grants

4,411

Federal Student Loans

38%

Federal Student Loans

WI Colleges

3,382

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,300

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,318

Federal Student Loans

33%

Federal Student Loans

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