University of Wisconsin–Madison

Department Planning Profiles

Department Planning Profiles

Department Planning Profiles provide departments with tabulations of indicators/metrics in the following topic areas:

  • Credit Allocation
  • Major Enrollment
  • Degrees and Certificates
  • Faculty Roster
  • Payroll
  • Budget
  • Expenditures
  • Research Awards

An interactive Tableau visualization for Department Planning Profiles is available here:

The current version of Department Planning Profiles is under development and has data beginning with FY 2011-12. Direct questions and feedback on the visualization to Allison La Tarte at

Information about the Department Planning Profiles

The Department Planning Profiles were originally developed in 1984 by the College of Letters & Science. They were later expanded to include departments in the other schools and colleges, as a result of a joint project between Academic Planning and Institutional Research, the Madison Budget Office, and the College of Letters and Science.

For information on how academic components are linked to departments, refer to the Academic Structure, available here.

Historical Version

FY 1990 through FY 2016

Access to the files is limited to UW-Madison employees and requires a NetID and password log in.

All Departments FY90-FY16
-MS-Excel 2013 format; uses slicers to filter the data for unit or metric of interest.

*Credit data for Spring 2016 is not included in the file due to a data inconsistency. Refer to the current version of Department Planning Profiles to obtain this information.

Contact us at if you have trouble with file format or if you would like a previous version.

Crosswalk Tables

– A list of the UW-Madison academic (credit-generating) departments
– A list showing how each course Subject Listing is assigned to an academic department (UDDS)
– A list showing how each academic major program is assigned to an academic department (UDDS)
– A list showing academic departments and assigned academic programs and course subject listings
– A list showing the divisional affiliations of departments
– A list showing how historical trend lines are maintained for departments that moved into another school or college, and departments that either merged or split
– A list showing how some subdepartments have been consolidated and/or remapped into new UDDS values, for purposes of the department planning profiles