By the Numbers
2,703: Total students enrolled
497: Graduate students enrolled
26,000: Community service hours worked by students (2022-23)
1,251: Online students
14:1: Student-to-instructor ratio
17: Average class size
Small Class Sizes
Our size and 14:1 student-instructor ratio gives 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.
Research and Sustainability
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.
UW-Superior was awarded the ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for Student Voting in 2022 for its work to institutionalize nonpartisan democratic engagement to increase student voter turnout.
UW-Superior is a member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
First Scholars Institution
UW-Superior has been recognized as a member of the First Scholars Network for 2023-24 by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and The Suder Foundation. UW-Superior was selected for this honor for its demonstrated commitment to improving experiences and advancing success for first-generation college students.
Points of Pride
93: Percent of students 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 2024. The university received high marks in rankings for Regional Universities Midwest, Top Performers on Social Mobility and Top Public Schools.
14: 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 coursework as service-learners
145: Number of countries UW-Superior joins as a member of the United Nations Academic Impact
40: Number of countries represented in the student body
UW-Superior has been designated a Military Friendly® Silver School. A dedicated staff is here to assist military personnel, veterans and their family members with securing their GI Bill benefits and completing a college education.
Note: Data is from Institutional Research and is updated yearly