Why Choose UW-Platteville?


For many people, relocating to Platteville to pursue a bachelor's degree is not financially feasible. However, earning a degree through UW-Platteville becomes affordable because of the cost-savings of staying in one's own community coupled with the relatively-low tuition fees. Tuition at UW-Platteville is less expensive than many other institutions. Students taking UW-Platteville Collaborative Engineering courses pay the same tuition as students taking courses on the UW-Platteville campus. To estimate expenses, please visit the Financial Aid office's Net Price Calculator.


UW-Platteville Engineering is known for the following:

  • Hands-on, lab-heavy experiences
  • Theory-based curricula
  • UW-Platteville graduates are prepared to perform engineering functions upon hire
  • No teaching assistants – all courses are taught by engineering professors*

*Many of the faculty members are registered professional engineers and almost all of them have experience working in or consulting with industry. The real-world experiences help prepare students to meet the needs of industry.

Career Value

Career opportunities for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers are expected to increase 6 and 9 percent, respectively, through 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries vary by specialty but are significantly higher than those of college graduates in many other fields.

Job Placement

Placement of graduates of the college has been excellent. Employers become familiar with the high quality of UW-Platteville’s graduates through their participation in the cooperative education program, student design projects, and by participating on the college’s Advisory Board. Employers recruiting at UW-Platteville cite the excellent leadership skills and work ethic of our graduates.

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