Our History

A pioneer in distance, online learning

University of Wisconsin-Platteville's distance learning program began in 1978, offering a single bachelor's degree: business administration. Three years later, its first graduating class numbered just five. Living up to the Pioneer name, UW-Platteville was the first public university in Wisconsin to deliver an entire degree online in 1999, a master's degree in project management. The first online graduating class consisted of 13 people in 2001.

Fast forward to 2011 when UW-Platteville Online surpassed 1,000 graduates and our one-stop-shop approach to responding to student needs is a model for distance education programs nationally. We now reach more than 2,500 students worldwide offering eight degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Online Master's degrees                                                                 

Online Bachelor's degrees

A Steadfast commitment to you

A lot has changed in the last 35 years, but the Distance Learning Center staff’s commitment to serving students who need flexibility to earn their degree has remained steadfast. Through sound course design, passionate faculty, rigorous content, ongoing planning and improvement, and people dedicated to providing quality education at a distance, UW-Platteville continues to set the standard in online education.

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