UW-Madison Enrollment Report

Last Updated
12/01/2022
Description

Official student enrollment information as of the census date (end of the 10th day of instruction) by term. Includes breakouts by gender, college and program, admissions type, residency and major, student distributions by age, credits carried, high school percentiles, and student population geographic distributions.

Report URL
https://registrar.wisc.edu/enrollment-reports/
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/27694/versions/65123
Data Domain(s)
Student Record
Access Restrictions
Publicly Available
Data Source Information
InfoAccess
Update Schedule
Three times per year, typically in October, March, and September
Responsible Office
Office of the Registrar
Important Notes

Data is as of the end of the 10th day of instruction, but is updated with plan and demographic changes as of the 6th week of instruction. Workbook link: https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/UW-MadisonEnrollmentReport_16003641705710/HomePage

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
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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Academic Plan

An area of study--such as a major, minor, or certificate--that is within an academic career.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Admitted Applicant

An applicant who is offered admission to the University.

Student Record
Country of Citizenship Country in which student holds citizenship. Student Record
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

Academic Planning, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department (Academic Structure)

An entity approved by academic governance to serve at least one of three academic purposes: serve as the academic home for a plan, serve as the academic home of a subject, or serve as a faculty tenure home. The status of an academic organization as academic owner is established through faculty/shared governance approval process; each plan and subject has one academic organization designated as an academic owner. Academic organizations are tied to the budgetary UDD (A####).

Academic Planning, Employee Record
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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International Students

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

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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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Plan Type (Academic Structure)

A code indicating the type of academic plan, related to to the degree or credential awarded to students who complete it.
CAP = Capstone
CRT = Certificate
MAJ = Major
MIN = Minor (Graduate School or Education)
TCH = Educator Certification
NON = Non-degree
HON = Honors
SP = Specialization
PRP = Pre College Program

Academic Planning, Student Record
Race/Ethnicity (Federal)

The methodology specified by the federal government for classifying individuals' self-reported race/ethnicity into a single race/ethnicity category. An individual who self-reports as Hispanic ethnicity is classified as Hispanic even if other racial identities are provided. Individuals who do not self-report as Hispanic are classified in their single race category if only one race was provided, or in a "2 or more races" category if more than one race is provided. Student race/ethnicity only applies to domestic (non-international) students.

Employee Record, Student Record
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.

Academic Planning, Employee Record, Research Administration, Student Record
Student Age Age of a student as of the start of the term. Student Record
Student Home Address

An address self-reported by a student with an address type of "Home."

Student Record
Term

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

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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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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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Undergraduate Student An enrolled student who is pursuing a degree program that leads to a bachelor's degree. Student Record