Trends in Student Enrollments

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

Student enrollments in majors, named options, certificates, and doctoral minors awarded by UW-Madison can be disaggregated by degree level, school/college, department, and major for all terms since summer 1999 in which data is available. Student demographic information is provided, including gender, full-time/part-time status, residency status, federal racial/ethnic category, international status, and term admit type.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/TrendsinStudentEnrollments/HomePage
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/17312/versions/63431
Data Domain(s)
Student Record
Access Restrictions
Publicly Available
Data Source Information
InfoAccess
Responsible Office
Academic Planning and Institutional Research
Important Notes

All dashboards within this visualization provide a count of unique students within the selected population. As a result, students enrolled in more than one of the selected majors will be counted only once. This may result in apparent differences between the number of students reported when selecting a set of majors one at a time and when selecting the same majors all at once.

All dashboards within this visualization display data only for years when the selected major or majors were active. Years when the majors were active with no enrollments display with zero enrollments, while years when the major was inactive are not displayed.

This specification relies on 'frozen' tables that take a data snap-shot at a specific time. In this 'frozen' data source, data on enrollments in Named Options was first collected beginning in Fall 2015 and data on enrollment in Certificates was first collected in Spring 2008. As a result, for these topics data from terms prior to this are not displayed in this visualization.

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
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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Tuition Residency

The residency status of a student for tuition purposes. Some non-resident students from Minnesota ("Minnesota Compact" students) pay tuition based on a legal agreement between the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Term Admit Type

Indicates whether a student is a continuing, readmitted, reentry/transfer, new freshman, new transfer, or other new student in that term, except students who start as new freshmen in summer are shown as new freshmen in the following fall too, if enrolled.

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Academic Level

Indicates whether a student is an undergraduate, graduate or professional, or special student. For undergraduates, students are freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior based on accumulated credits, not the duration of time at the University.

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Minority Students

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

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Degree Level of Major

Indicates, for degree-seeking students, whether the student's course of study leads to a bachelor's degree, master's degree, research doctorate, or clinical doctorate.

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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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Department of Certificate

The department that has ownership of the certificate.

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International Students

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

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Degree-Seeking Students

The subset of enrolled students pursuing a course of study that leads to a degree. A degree-seeking student may or may not also be a certificate-seeking student.

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Certificate-Seeking Students

The subset of enrolled students pursuing a course of study that leads to an undergraduate certificate, a capstone certificate, or a graduate or professional certificate. A certificate-seeking student may or may not also be a degree-seeking student.

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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 Certificate

The school/college that has ownership of the certificate.

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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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Full-Time/Part-Time Student Status

Full-time/part-time student status is based on credit load and varies by course of study. Undergraduate and special students are full-time if they are enrolled in 12 or more credits; part-time if they are enrolled in fewer than 12 credits. Most master's and research doctorate students are full-time if they are enrolled in 8 or more credits; part-time if they are enrolled in fewer than 8 credits.

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Male/Female

A binary "Male" or "Female" gender, based on what the individual has reported to the University.

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Student

Any person who is registered for study at UW-Madison for a specified academic period.

Student Record
Term

A period of instruction: Fall, Spring, or Summer.

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Named Option

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

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