Fast Facts

Fast Facts

By the Numbers

2,600: Total students enrolled

134: Graduate students enrolled

21,718: Community service hours worked by students last year

589: Online (Distance Learning) students

16:1: Student to faculty ratio


  • Our size and 16-to-1 student-teacher 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.
  • We have the highest percentage of transfer students of the local 4-year institutions.

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Points of Pride

96: Percent of graduates enter the workforce or continue their education

5: Number of consecutive years G.I. Jobs Magazine has recognized UW-Superior as a Military 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

23: National rank U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs/Best Online Programs” list

40: Percent of all UW-Superior students who take an academic service-learning course in a year

33: Percent of UW-Superior students enrolled in a music curricular offering

2014: Year Outdoor Magazine named Duluth “Best Town 2014”

44: Number of countries represented in the student body