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

$13,484

Net Price

60%

Admitted

26%

Enrolled

89%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Wisconsin-Madison

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 47,016. In 2021, there were 701 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #1 in Wisconsin and ranks #56 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

701

Total Enrollment

47,016

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for University of Wisconsin-Madison

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#1

Wisconsin Rank

Combining ranking factors for 30 schools that offer psychology degrees in Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks #1.

#56

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks #56.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Wisconsin-Madison offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work are offered.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology5123
Counseling Psychology126
Educational Psychology3917
General Psychology33417
Research Psychology56
Social Work591338
Total Graduates39324167
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs 333 East Campus Mall #8104
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 53,781 students applied to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The university admitted 60% and 26% 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-Madison students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 95%. Compared to all Wisconsin four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Wisconsin-Madison is 89%, compared to 61% for all Wisconsin universities.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Wisconsin-Madison 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-Madison

53,781

Applicants

60%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

95%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

89%

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 4,994 or 79% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 1,320 or 21% part-time faculty members employed at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 3,748 or 59%.

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-Madison

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

79%

Percent Full-Time

21%

Percent Part-Time

59%

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-Madison the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $9,273, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,150.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,728 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,447.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Wisconsin-Madison 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-Madison2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,548
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,000
Total Living Expenses$15,548
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$9,273
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,150
Total Undergraduate Expenses$25,971
In-State, Graduate Tuition$10,728
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,447
Total Graduate Expenses$12,175
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Wisconsin-Madison is $13,484. 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-Madison 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$3,981$3,753
$30,001 – $48,000$4,788$4,697
$48,001 – $75,000$10,364$9,844
$75,001 – $110,000$22,377$21,706
$110,001 and more$25,436$26,048
US Department of Education

Compare University of Wisconsin-Madison 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-Madison

$25,971

Cost to Attend

$11,387

Average Financial Aid

64%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,484

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 4,649 or 64%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 16,389 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $11,387.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid16,389$11,387
Pell Grants4,891$4,761
Federal Student Loans7,801$6,175
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 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-Madison

16,389

Grant or Scholarship Aid

56%

Grants or Scholarships

4,891

Number of Pell Grants

17%

Pell Grants

7,801

Federal Student Loans

27%

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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