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University of Wisconsin-Parkside
University of Wisconsin-Parkside 900 Wood Rd Kenosha, WI 53141 Phone: (262) 595-2573
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    About University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    University of Wisconsin System Mission Statement The mission of the University of Wisconsin System is to develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities, scientific, professional and technological expertise, and a sense of purpose. Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, extended training, and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of the UW System is the search for truth. University of Wisconsin System Administration Mission Statement With the Board of Regents, the UW System Administration leads and serves the UW System institutions, as a champion of higher education and a responsible steward of resources. Under the direction of the UW System President, the UW System Administration helps to develop, and then implements, monitors, and evaluates policies enacted by the Board of Regents, aligning university programs with the current and future needs of the state and the nation. In fulfilling this mission, the UW System Administration: Develops strategic plans, analyzing advances in teaching and learning, new technologies, and demographic trends. Acquires and manages the human, physical, and financial resources needed to advance public higher education in Wisconsin, advocating for UW System institutions, students, employees, and stakeholders. Ensures the effective and efficient use of resources, building trust with students, taxpayers, donors, and other funders. Measures, evaluates, and reports the UW System’s progress toward strategic goals and operational objectives, demonstrating accountability and leadership. Cultivates the talent needed to fulfill the UW System mission, helping the institutions attract, reward, and retain faculty, academic staff, classified staff, and academic leaders, Models and leads organizational learning and transformation through inclusive excellence, equity, and diversity, by engaging with students, faculty, staff, and a wide variety of external stakeholders, whose diverse viewpoints and experiences enrich the university’s impact. Facilitates close coordination and cooperation among the UW System institutions, building on existing capabilities and sharing expertise. Coordinates UW System activities and operations with appropriate local, state, and federal governmental agencies. Facilitates effective partnerships with other public and private educational institutions and systems, university governance groups, businesses, students, and others, to create shared solutions to emerging challenges. Interprets and applies laws, regulations, and business practices that govern the UW System, providing reliable guidance and oversight for the institutions. The Core Mission of the Doctoral Cluster As institutions in the Doctoral Cluster, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee share the following core mission. Within the approved differentiation stated in their select missions, each university shall: Offer degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels. Offer programs leading to professional degrees at the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels. Conduct organized programs of research. Promote the integration of the extension function, assist the University of Wisconsin-Extension in meeting its responsibility for statewide coordination, and encourage faculty and staff participation in outreach activity. Encourage others in the University of Wisconsin System and in other state and national agencies to seek the benefit of the unique educational and research resources of the doctoral institutions. Serve the needs of women, minority, disadvantaged, disabled and non-traditional students and seek racial and ethnic diversification of the student body and the professional faculty and staff. Support activities designed to promote the economic development of the state. back to top Select Mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison In addition to the system and core missions, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has the following select mission: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the original University of Wisconsin, created at the same time Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848. It received Wisconsin's land grant and became the state's land-grant university after Congress adopted the Morrill Act in 1862. It continues to be Wisconsin's comprehensive teaching and research university with a statewide, national and international mission, offering programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels in a wide range of fields, while engaging in extensive scholarly research, continuing adult education and public service. The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The University seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development. It also seeks to attract and serve students from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds and to be sensitive and responsive to those groups which have been underserved by higher education. To fulfill its mission, the University must: Offer broad and balanced academic programs that are mutually reinforcing and emphasize high quality and creative instruction at the undergraduate, graduate, professional and postgraduate levels. Generate new knowledge through a broad array of scholarly, research and creative endeavors, which provide a foundation for dealing with the immediate and long-range needs of society. Achieve leadership in each discipline, strengthen interdisciplinary studies and pioneer new fields of learning. Serve society through coordinated statewide outreach programs that meet continuing educational needs in accordance with the University's designated land-grant status. Participate extensively in statewide, national and international programs and encourage others in the University of Wisconsin System, at other educational institutions and in state, national and international organizations to seek benefit from the University's unique educational resources, such as faculty and staff expertise, libraries, archives, museums and research facilities. Strengthen cultural understanding through opportunities to study languages, cultures, the arts and the implications of social, political, economic and technological change and through encouragement of study, research and service off campus and abroad. Maintain a level of excellence and standards in all programs that will give them statewide, national and international significance. Embody, through its policies and programs, respect for, and commitment to, the ideals of a pluralistic, multiracial, open and democratic society. back to top Select Mission of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee In addition to the system and core missions, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has the following select mission: To fulfill its mission as a major urban doctoral university and to meet the diverse needs of Wisconsin's largest metropolitan area, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee must provide a wide array of degree programs, a balanced program of applied and basic research, and a faculty who are active in public service. Fulfilling this mission requires the pursuit of these mutually reinforcing academic goals: To develop and maintain high quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs appropriate to a major urban doctoral university. To engage in a sustained research effort which will enhance and fulfill the University's role as a doctoral institution of academic and professional excellence. To continue development of a balanced array of high quality doctoral programs in basic disciplines and professional areas. To attract highly qualified students who demonstrate the potential for intellectual development, innovation and leadership for their communities. To further academic and professional opportunities at all levels for women, minority, part-time, and financially or educationally disadvantaged students. To establish and maintain productive relationships with appropriate public and private organizations at the local, regional, state, national and international levels. To promote public service and research efforts directed toward meeting the social, economic and cultural needs of the State of Wisconsin and its metropolitan areas. To encourage others from institutions in the University of Wisconsin System and from other educational institutions and agencies to seek benefit from the University's research and educational resources such as libraries, special collections, archives, museums, research facilities and academic programs. To provide educational leadership in meeting future social, cultural and technological challenges. back to top The Core Mission of the University Cluster Institutions As institutions in the University Cluster of the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater share the following core mission. Within the approved differentiation stated in their select missions, each university in the cluster shall: Offer associate and baccalaureate degree level and selected graduate programs within the context of its approved mission statement. Offer an environment that emphasizes teaching excellence and meets the educational and personal needs of students through effective teaching, academic advising, counseling and through university-sponsored cultural, recreational and extra-curricular programs. Offer a core of liberal studies that supports university degrees in the arts, letters and sciences, as well as specialized professional/technical degrees at the associate and baccalaureate level. Offer a program of pre-professional curricular offerings consistent with the university's mission. Expect scholarly activity, including research, scholarship and creative endeavor, that supports its programs at the associate and baccalaureate degree level, its selected graduate programs and its approved mission statement. Promote the integration of the extension function, assist the University of Wisconsin-Extension in meeting its responsibility for statewide coordination, and encourage faculty and staff participation in outreach activity. Participate in interinstitutional relationships in order to maximize educational opportunity for the people of the state effectively and efficiently through the sharing of resources. Serve the needs of women, minority, disadvantaged, disabled and non-traditional students and seek racial and ethnic diversification of the student body and the professional faculty and staff. Support activities designed to promote the economic development of the state.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,017
    Percent Admitted 93%
    Men Admitted 92%
    Women Admitted 93%
    Full Time Retention Rate 64%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 23
      English 16 22
      Math 17 23
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 6,053
    Native American 30
    Asian 181
    African American 599
    Hispanic 482
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,532
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 38

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