26 Oct From graduation rates to degrees conferred, records fall at UW–Madison
The 2022-23 academic year was a record-breaker for student outcomes at the University of Wisconsin–Madison:
- The four-year graduation rate rose to 75.5%, the highest ever.
- The six-year graduation rate rose to 89.3%, the highest ever.
- The average time-to-degree for a bachelor’s degree recipient decreased to 3.84 calendar years, the shortest ever.
- The university conferred a record number of total degrees, driven by a record number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
“These metrics are excellent news, not only for our students but also for Wisconsin’s families and our state workforce,” says Provost Charles Isbell. “UW–Madison is graduating more undergraduates who are taking less time to complete their degrees, thus reducing the cost of a college education while ensuring that Wisconsin employers have ready access to a deep pool of skilled and motivated individuals who will be able to enjoy long, impactful careers.”