Degrees and Majors: Demographics and Trends

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

The four pages in this workbook show degrees and awarded majors conferred in the last 5 years. Each tab is broken down by either term or academic year and includes both a table and a trend graph. The table includes degree recipient demographic information (Gender and Race/Ethnicity) and award information (School/College, Award Level, Awarded Major, and Award Description). These visualizations only include data about degrees that have been awarded. The data are refreshed nightly.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/DegreesandMajorsDemographicsandTrends/DegreesbyAcademicYear
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/47103/versions/63880
Data Domain(s)
Student Record
Access Restrictions
Publicly Available
Data Source Information
InfoAccess
Data View Information
INFOACCESS.UW.RETENTION_AWARDS_MAIN, INFOACCESS.UW.RETENTION_AWARDS_PLAN, INFOACCESS.UW.STDNT_ETHNIC_REPORTING, INFOACCESS.UW.STDNT_TERM_CODES, INFOACCESS.UW.RETENTION_STUDENT
Update Schedule
Nightly

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Degree Name

The official name of the credential that is awarded upon completion of the plan.

Academic Planning
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
Male/Female

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

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Academic Award Level Academic degree level corresponding to an academic award, i.e. bachelor's, master's, professional, doctoral, and other. 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
Academic Award Formal Description

Credential that is awarded upon the completion of an academic plan.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Academic Award Completion Term

The academic term in which an academic award was granted.

Academic Planning, Student Record