University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI 53706
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University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the fifteen public 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Madison.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 42,977 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 6,609 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 6,279 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 95%). Every year 87% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Wisconsin-Madison's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,273, and fees were $1,260. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $33,523 and $1,260 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students42,977
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate95%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 4
Doctor's degree - professional practice 4 31
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - 05/15/2011



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1280 to 1450
ACT27 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $60
Graduates $75

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$386/credit
In State Students$386/credit
Out of State Students$1,397/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$670/credit
In State Students$670/credit
Out of State Students$1,503/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $17,370 $17,370 $62,865
ADN 70 $27,020 $27,020 $97,790
BSN 125 $48,250 $48,250 $174,625
FNP 50 $33,500 $33,500 $75,150
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 62% of University of Wisconsin-Madison's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 12% $4,092
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,266
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $2,313
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 31% $7,679
Federal Student Loans 35% $5,731
Private Loans 6% $12,703


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,225
$30,001 to $48,000$9,964
$48,001 to $75,000$17,088
$75,001 to $110,000$22,148
Over $110,000$24,229

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706

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