Story in Numbers

accounts for
$15 billion
in economic impact

statewide. 1


of all applicants
from Wisconsin
are accepted to UW-Madison 2

More Than 362
UW-Related Start-Up Companies 1

  • Support nearly 25,000 jobs
  • Contribute $2.3 billion to the state economy


Academic Rankings of the World
lists UW-Madison as the 24th best
among all universities 3


Percentage of UW funding
that comes from the state 1

Big (Ten) Value

The UW’s in-state tuition and fees rank seventh (right in the middle — where we want to be), among public Big Ten schools, keeping the university affordable for all. 4

Administrative Costs at the UW are Extremely Low 1


  1. Office of the Chancellor Budget in Brief 2015 – 16
  2. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 5, 2014
  3. Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015
  4. Data Digest 2014 – 15, Office of the Provost

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