Down Shifting

UW-Madison’s funding sources have shifted over the decades. In 1974, state revenue accounted for 43% of total revenue. Today, it accounts for 15%.


UW-Madison’s Rank Among the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges in Terms of Tuition and Fees.

(Kiplinger’s 2019)

Big (Ten) Value

The UW’s tuition and fees rank tenth among public Big Ten schools—keeping the university affordable for all.


Bachelor’s Degrees
Awarded in 2019-20


Degrees Granted
Since UW-Madison
was Founded

Through May 2019 Commencement


Freshman Applicants to
UW-Madison in Fall 2020



The time in calendar years that it takes the average UW-Madison undergraduate to earn their degree.

Frugal Not Flashy

Compared to peer institutions, UW-Madison is one of the most fiscally responsible with its percentage of overall operating expenses ranking among the lowest.