Trends in Degrees and Related Data

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

Degrees, named options, certificates, and doctoral minors awarded by UW-Madison since summer 1999 can be disaggregated by degree level, school/college, department, and major. Degree recipient demographic information is provided, including gender, student of color status, underrepresented student of color status, and international status.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/TrendsinDegreesandRelatedData_0/HomePage?:iid=1
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/16792/versions/64406
Data Domain(s)
Student Record
Access Restrictions
Publicly Available
Data Source Information
InfoAccess
Update Schedule
Once per week on Saturday morning
Responsible Office
Academic Planning and Institutional Research
Important Notes

Using this data visualization:

Degrees: Counts – This is a count of degrees awarded. Students who received more than one degree (e.g. a B.A. and a B.S.) are counted once for each degree.

Degrees: Recipient Demographics – This is a count of students who received degrees. On this sheet, students are counted only once regardless of the number of degrees, majors, named options, etc. that they completed.

Majors: Counts and Majors: Comparison – These are counts of majors associated with awarded degrees. Students who received degrees for study in more than one major are counted once for each major.

Named Options: Counts and Named Options: Comparison – These are counts of the number of named options in majors associated with awarded degrees. Students who received degrees and completed more than one named option across any of their majors are counted once for each named option. Students who completed majors without a named option are not included on this sheet.

Certificates: Counts and Certificates: Comparison – These are counts of the number of certificates awarded. Students who completed more than one certificate are counted more than once, while students who did not complete a certificate are not included on this sheet.

Doctoral Minors: Counts and Doctoral Minors: Comparison – These are counts of the number of doctoral minors associated with awarded doctoral degrees. Students who received degrees and completed more than one doctoral minor are counted once for each doctoral minor. Students who did not complete a doctoral minor are not included.

Students of Color – Domestic (not international) students who have identified a race/ethnicity other than solely White.

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Degree Level

The type of award granted to a student who graduates in a given plan code.

Valid Values:

Bachelor's
Master's
Research Doctorate
Clinical Doctorate

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Named Option

A named option is a formally documented sub-major within an academic major program.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Disciplinary Division

The four divisions established on the basis of related subjects of teaching and research and are independent of colleges, schools, and departments, and include: Biological Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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Department of Major

The department that has ownership of the major, or pre-major. In cases where no major is declared, "School/College of Student" is displayed.

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International Students

Non-immigrant visitors who come to the United States temporarily to take classes.

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Minority Students

Domestic (not international) students who have identified a race/ethnicity other than solely White.

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School/College of Major

Indicates the school/college that has ownership of the major.

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School/College of Student

The student's primary school/college. Some students have a second major or pursue a certificate in another school/college.

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School or College

Those faculty units headed by a dean. The dean is the chief executive officer of the school or college, and is appointed by the chancellor under search and screen procedures as set forth in 6.49. The dean must hold a tenured faculty rank as set forth in Chapter 7 of these rules. Other subunits of the university that include the term "school" in their titles are not considered schools for purposes of this chapter; they may be designated by the chancellor, in consultation with the University Committee, as equivalent to departments for any or all of the purposes described in Chapter 5. A school or college shall be created or discontinued, or the name of an existing school or college changed, by the chancellor after consultation with the University Committee, subject to the approval of the Board of Regents. Creation of a school or college with academic programs at the post-baccalaureate graduate or professional level is also subject to the approval of the legislature. Recommendations concerning these matters shall be reported to the faculties of the schools or colleges directly affected and to the senate for discussion.

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Targeted Minority Students

Domestic (not international) students who have identified a race/ethnicity of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and/or Southeast Asian (of Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, or Hmong heritage).

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Academic Year

An academic year consists of sequential summer, fall, spring terms. For example, the 2011-12 academic years includes summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012.

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Department of Certificate

The department that has ownership of the certificate.

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School/College of Certificate

The school/college that has ownership of the certificate.

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