Graduate Admissions Competitor Landscape

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

This workbook presents data on the national postsecondary institutions competing with UW-Madison graduate programs for new student admissions. Dashboards display the institutional enrollments of new graduate admits over the past five years, as well as the reasons reported by admits for not accepting UW-Madison graduate program offers of admission.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/GraduateAdmissionsCompetitorLandscape/HomePage?:iid=1
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/44679/versions/63337
Data Domain(s)
Admissions
Access Restrictions
Employee Record Data Internal
Data Source Information
InfoAccess, Other
Data View Information
ACADEMIC_PLAN; ACADEMIC_SUBPLAN; RETENTION_SEMESTER_HISTORY; STDNT_ETHNIC_REPORTING; STDNT_GRAD_APPLICANTS; STDNT_GRAD_DECISIONS
Update Schedule
Data are updated annually in July for the prior academic year.
Responsible Office
Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment
Important Notes

Data on enrollments at other institutions are derived from National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) records. Enrollment reports are therefore limited to NSC-participating institutions which include 97% of U.S.-based colleges and universities. Enrollment records at postsecondary institutions outside the United States are not collected by the NSC and are therefore not reported in the data.

Data are limited to UW-Madison graduate program admits who were new to the graduate career. Data are from new admits in the following terms: fall 2016, fall 2017, fall 2018, fall 2019, fall 2020, fall 2021.

Data on reasons for not accepting program admission offer are limited to admits who refused the offer and who indicated reasons for their refusal in the Graduate School application system. Reported data are from fall terms 2018-2021.

Institutional enrollments are reported for the same academic year as the term of admission. For example, academic year 2019/20 enrollments are reported for fall 2019 admits. If an enrollment record was found but the enrollment was for a later academic year, the admit is categorized as 'No Enrollment' in the data. 

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Academic Plan

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

Academic Planning, Student Record
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.

Academic Planning
Admit (Graduate Career)

Recommendation by an academic department to the Graduate School to admit a graduate applicant. Valid department reason codes in the Graduate School application system are G60 (full admission), G61 (admission on probation), G63 (master's only admission), G65 (admission with deficiencies), and G66 (admission on probation with deficiencies).

Applicants may also be counted as admits if they are approved for admission by the Graduate School Office of Admissions. Valid Graduate School action reason codes are G11 (admit-full standing), G13 (admit-missing final transcript), G17 (admit on probation), and G18 (temporary admit on probation).

Admissions, Student Record
Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF)

Advanced Opportunity Fellowships (AOF) are intended to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified underrepresented students in UW–Madison graduate programs. Graduate program applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who meet at least one of the following basic criteria are flagged in the Graduate Application system as eligible to receive the AOF:

  1. McNair students: students who participated in a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program; OR
  2. Students from the following racial/ethnic groups: a) African American or Black; b) American Indian or Alaskan Native; c) Hispanic/Latino; d) Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, or Hmong; e) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; OR
  3. Economically disadvantaged students: a) first-generation college students who participated in one of the following TRIO programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunities Centers, or Student Support Services; b) first-generation college students who graduated from the PEOPLE Program; or c) UW–Madison bachelor's degree recipients who were in the FASTrack or BANNER programs.

Students who do not meet any of the above criteria may still be nominated for the fellowship by their academic program. Nominations are judged on a case by case basis.

Financial Aid
Applicant

An individual who has submitted an application to be considered for admission.

Student Record
Career (Academic Structure)

A broad grouping of students related to their degree objectives and admitting office. Used for tuition charges, awarding financial aid, grading scales and other operational functions.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Cohort

A specific group of students established for tracking purposes based on an event shared by the group of students. Examples include entrance cohorts and graduation cohorts.

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
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.

Academic Planning, Employee Record
International Students

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

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Named Option

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

Academic Planning, Student Record
School/College of Academic Plan

Indicates the school/college that has ownership of the academic plan.

Academic Planning, Student Record
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).

University of Wisconsin - Madison
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.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Term

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

University of Wisconsin - Madison