Fast Facts

By the Numbers

2,721: Total students enrolled

497: Graduate students enrolled

26,000: Community service hours worked by students (2022-23)

1,251: Online students

13:1: Student-to-instructor ratio

18: Average class size

Our Cornerstones

Small Class Sizes

Our size and 13:1 student-instructor ratio gives faculty members time to engage, challenge and mentor students.

Community Impact

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 Network Member

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

96: 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.

15: 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

39: Number of countries represented in the student body

Military Friendly Gold School '24-25

Military Friendly

UW-Superior has been designated a Military Friendly® Gold 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