The Story in Numbers

accounts for
$15 billion
in economic impact

statewide. 1


The UW’s ranking among public colleges.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 World Universities 
lists UW–Madison as the 28th 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), among public Big Ten schools, keeping the university more affordable. 4

Administrative Costs at the UW are Extremely Low 1


  1. Office of the Chancellor’s Budget in Brief 2016 – 17
  2. 2017 Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report
  3. Academic Ranking of World Universities, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, 2017
  4. Data Digest 2016 – 17, Office of the Provost

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