Fast Facts

By the Numbers

2,559: Total students enrolled

364: Graduate students enrolled

16,000: Community service hours worked by students (2019-20)

974: Online students

12:1: Student to instructor ratio

18: Average Class Size


  • Our size and 12:1 student-instructor ratio give faculty members time to engage, challenge and mentor students.
  • Students apply academic knowledge to projects that meet real community needs in the Academic Service-Learning program.
  • Researchers at four institutes study Lake Superior's ecosystem and work to improve the transport and shipping industries in sustainable ways.
  • UW-Superior's graduates are regional and national leaders in government, education, business, the arts and the professions.

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Points of Pride

91: Percent entering the workforce or continuing their education within nine months of graduating

3: Number of rankings UW-Superior received from U.S. News & World Report in 2021. The university received high marks in rankings for National Liberal Arts Colleges, Top Performers on Social Mobility and Top Public Schools.

10: Number of consecutive years G.I. Jobs Magazine has recognized UW-Superior as a Military Friendly® School

127: Number of students hired by the Lake Superior Research Institute during the past decade

4: Number of world-class research centers

2: Rank among UW schools in percentage of undergraduate international students

31: Percent of UW-Superior students involved in solving community issues and priorities through course work as service-learners

145: Number of countries UW-Superior joins as a member of the United Nations Academic Impact

35: Number of countries represented in the student body


Note: Data is from Institutional Research and is updated yearly

Carnegie Classification Badge

In 2020, UW-Superior was named a recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.


Bronze Military Friendly School badge

UW-Superior has been designated a Military Friendly® School for 12 consecutive years.