University of Wisconsin--Parkside

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been enriching minds and changing lives of those who attend. That rich legacy continues today.Small classes and one-on-one faculty attention have been our hallmark, and continue to be part of an experience that brightens futures. Our student-centric approach means students are never taught by assistants, dont get lost in a crowd, and do get to work side-by-side with faculty dedicated to their success.We also support students by designing custom-tailored degree programs that meet the needs of todays demanding job market, as well as students unique curiosities. Combining academic disciplines can energize new pursuits and discoveries, so we encourage students to create the interdisciplinary course program that suits their interests.One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students thats unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in ones future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.Parkside students receive a strong return on their investment. We empower our graduates and certificate recipients with the knowledge and practical skills vital to achieving personal and professional success in the changing local and global communities in which they live and work. And our ever-growing academic reputation, regional status, and location along the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor provides students with access to the regions top employers.Here, on our idyllic campus set on 700 acres of natural Wisconsin prairie and woodland, you will find diverse, energetic students making the most of their higher-education experience. With open spaces like our on-campus disc golf course and nationally-acclaimed cross country course, a diverse variety of student organizations, and our position as a regional center for the performing arts, Parkside is a community thats easy to call home.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1968 N/A Semester $6.7 million 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141 (262) 595-2345
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Wisconsin Kenosha 881


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The The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Parkside is 19:1, and the school has 41.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--Parkside include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73 percent.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 41.1%
20-49 51.2%
50 or more 7.7%


  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, 28%
  • Psychology, 11%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, 10%
  • Social Sciences, 9%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 6%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • First-year experiences - N/A
  • Service learning - N/A
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - N/A
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