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University of Wisconsin - Madison is a public institution situated in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

2,345 Master's Degrees
1,267 Doctor's Degrees

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University of Wisconsin - Madison Rankings

We have ranked UW - Madison as #72 out of 1,308 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 31 schools in Wisconsin.

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.

UW - Madison has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#24 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 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 UW - Madison.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Geoscience Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Agriculture Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best General Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Physiology & Pathology Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Zoology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Physical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools College Factual
#8 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools College Factual
#21 Best Communication & Journalism Schools College Factual
#38 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual
#45 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#70 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Madison?

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Contact details for UW - Madison are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1380
Phone: 608-263-2400
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UWMadison
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UWMadison

University of Wisconsin - Madison Graduate Student Diversity

11,952 Graduate Students
53% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,952 graduate students at UW - Madison, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 624
Black or African American 284
Hispanic or Latino 744
White 6,702
International Students 2,811
Other Races/Ethnicities 787

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - Madison. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 110 countries are represented at UW - Madison. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Madison

21,672 Took All Classes Online
41,428 Took At Least One Class Online
588.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at UW - Madison. In 2019-2020, 41,428 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 18th 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 Affordability Rankings of UW - Madison

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin - Madison was $12,180 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $25,506. The following table shows how UW - Madison is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Biotechnology #1 #1
Engineering Mechanics #1 #1
Geography & Cartography #16 #19
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #28 #51
Allied Health Professions #28 #46
General Engineering #39 #48
Mechanical Engineering #46 #43
Civil Engineering #46 #43
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #58 #70
Electrical Engineering #61 #67
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #67 #76

Online Affordability Rankings of UW - Madison

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time graduate tuition at University of Wisconsin - Madison was $12,197 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $25,523. The following table shows how UW - Madison is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Biotechnology #4 #4
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #4 #13
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #13 #19
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #16 #19
Nursing #55 #88

Online Growth Rankings of UW - Madison

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Madison was 588.4%. This is the #102 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW - Madison regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 85%
Biotechnology 13%
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 13%
Health Professions 37%
Nursing 85%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 48%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #1
Biotechnology #1
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #1
Nursing #12
Health Professions #39

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 - Madison Graduate Concentrations

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

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Economics 0 156 28 184
Computer Information Systems 47 106 22 175
Social Work 0 167 4 171
Medicine 0 0 159 159
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 7 142 149
Law 0 0 147 147
Electrical Engineering 13 83 30 126
Accounting 0 113 0 113
Statistics 0 90 15 105
General Business/Commerce 0 94 10 104
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 66 31 0 97
Educational Administration 0 79 16 95
Curriculum & Instruction 0 64 24 88
Library & Information Science 0 84 3 87
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 35 48 83
Geography & Cartography 17 55 11 83
Public Health 0 62 12 74
General Engineering 0 72 0 72
Mechanical Engineering 0 57 15 72
Chemistry 0 17 47 64
Natural Resources Conservation 4 44 11 59
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 40 18 58
Fine & Studio Arts 1 52 3 56
Legal Research 13 39 3 55
Communication Sciences 7 30 17 54
Mathematics 0 33 21 54
Allied Health Professions 0 51 0 51
Biomedical Engineering 0 31 16 47
Public Policy 0 43 0 43
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 2 39 41
Industrial Engineering 0 29 10 39
Civil Engineering 0 31 7 38
Nursing 3 0 33 36
Materials Engineering 0 20 15 35
Physics 0 13 21 34
Music 0 19 15 34
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 2 28 0 30
Romance Languages 0 15 13 28
General Psychology 0 18 10 28
Finance & Financial Management 0 27 0 27
Sociology 0 11 16 27
Genetics 0 14 12 26
Communication & Media Studies 0 10 15 25
General English Literature 0 10 15 25
Biotechnology 0 24 0 24
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 15 9 24
Marketing 0 24 0 24
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 2 19 21
History 0 7 13 20
Real Estate 0 19 0 19
Nuclear Engineering 0 11 8 19
Chemical Engineering 0 2 16 18
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 12 6 18
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 11 7 18
Urban & Regional Planning 0 14 3 17
Zoology 0 6 11 17
Other Business, Management & Marketing 17 0 0 17
Entrepreneurial Studies 16 0 0 16
Animal Science 0 7 7 14
Botany/Plant Biology 0 2 12 14
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 4 10 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 14 0 0 14
Anthropology 0 8 6 14
Journalism 0 13 0 13
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 7 6 13
Education Philosophy 0 1 11 12
Special Education 0 11 1 12
Agricultural Engineering 0 10 2 12
Area Studies 0 8 4 12
Natural Resource Management 0 12 0 12
Wildlife Management 0 8 4 12
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 11 0 11
Science, Technology & Society 11 0 0 11
East Asian Languages 0 7 3 10
Sustainability Science 10 0 0 10
Food Science Technology 0 7 2 9
Engineering Mechanics 0 8 1 9
Political Science & Government 0 1 8 9
Systems Engineering 0 8 0 8
Medical Science 2 3 3 8
Health & Physical Education 0 6 2 8
Philosophy 0 5 3 8
Agricultural Public Services 0 7 0 7
Ethnic Studies 0 7 0 7
Classical Languages & Literature 0 2 5 7
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 7 7
International Relations & National Security 0 7 0 7
Plant Sciences 0 5 1 6
Soil Sciences 0 3 3 6
Writing Studies 0 6 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 6 6
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 3 3 6
Geoscience Engineering 0 5 0 5
Germanic Languages 0 1 4 5
Nutrition Science 0 1 4 5
Agricultural Production 0 4 0 4
Insurance 0 4 0 4
Forestry 0 0 4 4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 1 2 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 2 1 3
Business Administration & Management 0 3 0 3
Multilingual Education 0 0 3 3
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 2 1 3
Arts & Media Management 0 3 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 2 3
Landscape Architecture 0 2 0 2
Other Engineering 2 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 0 0 2
African Languages 0 0 1 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 247 2,345 1,267 3,859

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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