UW-W Listed as One of 25 Best Music Schools for Earnings Potential by Gradreports.com; Grads of Various Majors Report High Satisfaction

Gradreports.com’s college rankings are based on data published by the U.S. Department of Education in November 2019. Schools are ranked in descending order of their graduates’ median salary. Salaries are specific to the degree level and the program of each list.

Median annual salaries for Bachelor’s graduates in music ranged from $33,400 to $49,200. UW-W, at $36,700, was #15 on the list.

Median debt of music graduates ranged from $21,213 to $31,000. UW-W’s median debt was tied for highest at $31,000.

Annual tuition ranged from $9,117 to $41,020. UW-W’s annual tuition was reported as $16,235, the second lowest of the group. It is unknown why the average UW-W student graduates with the most debt when their tuition is one of the lowest.

Gradreports received ratings and comments from 16 graduates of various majors between 2015-2018. 100% said that their degree improved their career prospects. 94% said they would recommend the school to others. The most recent comments are shown below.

A.E Jackson – 9/26/2018 Degree: Physical Education Graduation Year: 2008 Whitewater is a backpack school surrounded by a great community. The sports programs and facilities are impeccable the business and education programs are the crowned jewels however you can obtain a quality education from whitewater in any field that they offer. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the university. the food the atmosphere, playing football, the bars and restaurants (pumpers and Mitchell’s & Gus Pizza and Chicken) many memories and overall a good place worth checking out on your journey to find the undergraduate institution that fits you best.

Joanna Beukema – 3/4/2018 Degree: Health SciencesGraduation Year: 2018 UW-Whitewater has been a great college for me the last four years. The campus is smaller, with all buildings less than 15 minutes away. Class size is relatively small (depending on major) so the one-to-one feeling with professors is great. Whitewater is the perfect little town for those that don’t want a huge city feel!

Summer Pehl – 3/1/2018 Degree: Health Sciences Graduation Year: 2018 I loved my experience at UW-Whitewater. While I learned so much in the classroom, Whitewater benefited me most outside of the classroom. UWW is the perfect size; it is large enough that there are ample opportunities, but small enough so that each person can thrive in these opportunities. Each student at UWW has a face and a name; your professors will know and care about you. Whitewater is also the perfect location – located in the middle of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Access to these three major cities allows for excellent career opportunities. I loved my experience at UW-Whitewater and I know you will too. Go Warhawks!

Morgan Parker – 2/19/2018 Degree: Health Sciences Graduation Year: 2017I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and I loved every minute of my time there. As a small program, all my professors went out of their way to help me succeed in the classroom and achieve my career goals. All my professors knew who I was and genuinely got to know me on a personal level. As a four year student athlete my professors, coaches, and advisors communicated seamlessly in order to provide me with positive outcomes in the classroom and on the court. Being a student athlete provided me with opportunities that I never dreamed of including competing and traveling to Costa Rica, 4 trips to the NCAA tournament, regularly volunteering at a local nursing home, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Meghan Pollex – 12/22/2017 Degree: Art & Design Graduation Year: 2017 UW-Whitewater provided high quality resources for students with special needs. With the accommodations they have provided, they assisted students in job opportunities, exam spaces, and individualized education plans. The cultural atmosphere in the Art Department is authentic, sincere, and compassionate. The technical aspects taught in each of my courses provided a high amount of versatility, strength, and personal growth.

Jenae Stolarzyzk – 3/23/2017 Degree: Political Science Graduation Year: 2012 I was a transfer student to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Spring of 2008. The transfer process between a private school to a public school was extremely easy. I had a student advisor who met with me for freshman orientation, showed me around campus, and even introduced me to my Resident Advisor. I was able to integrate very fast since the campus is on the smaller side. My professors were all very knowledgeable and willing to help in all areas of course work. I would recommend joining a group or program on campus as it makes your college time much more enjoyable. I was a member of the University Cheerleading All Girls team and a member of the ROTC program. I would recommend the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater to anyone who wants a small town feel for college with ample amounts of opportunities.

Chelsea Indra – 3/2/2017 Degree: Accounting Graduation Year: 2012 The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an accredited, wonderful school to attend if you are interested in pursuing an accounting degree. A majority of the Accounting department at Whitewater has worked in public accounting, and provide students with a wealth of real-life experiences and hands on training. The school offers an amazing internship program to Juniors, where you earn credits AND get paid during a twelve week experience. I was able to secure a job a year ahead of graduating through this program. I’d recommend this school time and time again to anyone serious about a career in accounting.

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