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%. #8 UW-Madison’s Rank Among the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges in Terms of Tuition and Fees. (Kiplinger’s 2014) Big (Ten) Value The UW’s 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. 6,902 Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded in 2014-15 591,318 Degrees Granted Since UW-Madison was Founded Through May 2015 Commencement 32,779 Freshman Applicants to UW-Madison in Fall 2015 4.16 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.