Enrollment Trends (including by Major)
DAPIR compiles annual enrollment trend data disaggregated by several topics for the annual Data Digest, pages 1-17.
Enrollment trends are available on the following topics: student level, gender, race/ethnicity, full-time/part-time status, tuition residency, and age.
An interactive Tableau visualization of enrollments, including enrollments by department, major, and certificate, is available here:
Enrollment by Course
For a list of the 100 Courses with the Largest Enrollments, by academic year, see the Course Analysis page.
Special Topics Related to Enrollment
DAPIR completes analyses related to course size, course and term outcomes, trends of enrollments in courses and majors, and assists with analysis for enrollment planning and forecasting. For term-specific enrollments, please see the Registrar’s Enrollment Reports from the Office of the Registrar.
- Enrollment of student veterans, August 2016
- 2014 Analysis of Undergraduate Course Access and “Bottlenecks”
- Issues related to Undergraduate Withdrawal from UW-Madison, October 2010
- A First Look at First-Generation College Students at UW-Madison, February 2008
Academic advising issues, including the assignment of advisors, advisor load, and institutional advising strategy, are related to institutional outcomes like retention/graduation, progress to degree, selection and sequencing of courses, and major selection. DAPIR provides analyses of these advising-related topics because of their connection to institutional strategic initiatives and goals and works closely with the Office of Academic & Career Success (OACS) and advising leadership groups.
Intended Major to Graduation Major
- Persistence in Intended Majors (2023 analysis) with accompanying data visualization
- Persistence in Intended Majors (2017 analysis)
Other Advising-related Analyses
- Post SOAR Course and Credit Changes (2014)
- The Association Between First Semester Academic Load and First Semester GPA (2010)
- Advising Issues Analysis (2009)
General Education Analyses
See this page for analysis of patterns and trends in how students progress through general education competencies.