Milwaukee School of Engineering

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,601
3.04% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,661
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.16%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
63.5%
5,478 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,729
94.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
71%
390 Graduates

About

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Mechanical Engineering (134 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (73 degrees), and Registered Nursing (66 degrees).

In 2022, 672 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Milwaukee School of Engineering. 29.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (461 degrees), 7.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $44,601, which is $20,605 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $44,601, which is $20,605 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,661.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Milwaukee School of Engineering received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$44,601
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering was $44,601. The cost of tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $20,605 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$25,661
2022 Value
3.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Milwaukee School of Engineering had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,661. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Milwaukee School of Engineering grew by 3.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,827
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Milwaukee School of Engineering was of $10,827 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Milwaukee School of Engineering received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.16%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Milwaukee School of Engineering was 1.16%, which represents 8 out of the 688 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Milwaukee School of Engineering received 5,478 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 21.1% annual growth. Out of those 5,478 applicants, 3,477 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,729 students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,477
Accepted Out of 5,478

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Milwaukee School of Engineering was 63.5% (3,477 admissions from 5,478 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 66.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 21.1%, while admissions grew by 15.2%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2021)
75
Scores Submitted (2021)

12% of enrolled first-time students at Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Milwaukee School of Engineering had a total enrollment of 2,729 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 2,570 students and the part-time enrollment is 159. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Milwaukee School of Engineering, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.6% White, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.257% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0366% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (50.2%), followed by White Female (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.9%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,729 students. The full-time enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 2,570 and the part-time enrollment is 159. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Milwaukee School of Engineering was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Milwaukee School of Engineering had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,873 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    251 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    156 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 68.6% White, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.257% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0366% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 169 students (6.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 278 fewer women than men received degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Milwaukee School of Engineering is white (461 degrees awarded). There were 7.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Milwaukee School of Engineering is Mechanical Engineering (134 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (73 degrees) and Registered Nursing (66 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Milwaukee School of Engineering, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (423 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Registered nurses (1,521,796 people), Other managers (1,126,137 people), Software developers (1,098,170 people), Accountants & auditors (1,089,813 people), and Financial managers (542,651 people).

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2022 are Engineering (423 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), Business (98 degrees), and Health (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Engineering (423 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), Business (98 degrees), and Health (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,982,082 people), Computer Systems Design (1,497,780 people), Elementary & secondary schools (879,568 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (713,729 people), and Construction (702,964 people).

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Engineering (423 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), Business (98 degrees), and Health (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 134 degrees awarded
  2. 73 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Milwaukee School of Engineering was Mechanical Engineering with 134 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

475
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
197
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 475 degrees were awarded to men at Milwaukee School of Engineering, which is 2.41 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (197).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.38 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Registered Nursing, which is 5.6 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% of students graduating from Milwaukee School of Engineering completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Milwaukee School of Engineering is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 10.3% of graduates (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    461 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Milwaukee School of Engineering is white (461 degrees awarded). There were 7.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

6.7% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    331 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Milwaukee School of Engineering is white male (331 degrees awarded). There were 2.55 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (130 degrees).

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Operations

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an endowment valued at nearly $75.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−24.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Milwaukee School of Engineering had a total salary expenditure of 92.4M. Milwaukee School of Engineering employs 50 Assistant professors, 49 Associate professors and 44 Professors. Most academics at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Male Associate professor (33), Male Assistant professor (32), and Male Professor (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.

Endowment

$75.7M
2022 Endowment
13.5%
decline from 2021

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an endowment valued at about $75.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Milwaukee School of Engineering declined 13.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.1M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.2M
2022 Salaries
9.33%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Milwaukee School of Engineering paid a median of $37.2M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($92.4M) and a 9.33% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.3M
Instructional Salaries
164
Number of Employees

In 2022, Milwaukee School of Engineering paid a total of $15.3M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Assistant professor with 50 employees, Associate professor with 49 employees, and Professor with 44 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees, Service with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering was Male Associate professor with 33 employees, Male Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Male Professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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