UW-Madison accounts for
$15 billion in economic impact statewide.

Together, UW–Madison, UW Hospital And Clinics, And The University’s Affiliated Organizations And Startup Companies:

  • Support 193,310 Wisconsin jobs
  • Generate more than $847.5 million in state and local tax revenue
  • Have an annual impact of $12 billion

Entities Affiliated With UW–Madison:

  • Contribute an additional $918 million to the Wisconsin economy
  • Support more than 9,988 additional jobs
  • Generate nearly $46 million in additional tax revenue

More Than 362 UW-Related Start-Up Companies

  • Support nearly 25,000 jobs
  • Generate $113.6 million in tax revenue
  • Contribute $2.3 billion to the state economy

Research Awards Total

More than
$1.2 Billion


UW–Madison’s Faculty, Staff,
Students, And
Visitors—Including UW Hospitals
And Clinics—
Spend $5 Billion,
Generating $7 Billion
In Economic Activity

For Every $1 Of
State Tax Investment In
UW–Madison, There Is
$24 In Economic
Activity In Wisconsin


UW–Madison Is 7th In
Patents Issued
Among U.S.
Universities (2018)

UW-Madison has ranked in the

Top 8

For Research Expenditures

Every year since 1972 when the National
Science Foundation began reporting
national data

UW–Madison’s Expenditures Create $4.5 Billion In Business For Private Companies