Friday Features - Oct. 13, 2017

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Friday Features
October 13, 2017

UW-Platteville chemistry program named 4th in Wisconsin
zippia logoThe University of Wisconsin-Platteville was recently named the fourth best college for chemistry majors in the state of Wisconsin, according to Zippia, a website dedicated to helping people find and pursue the right career.

Zippia used data from the National Center for Education Statistics and College Scorecard data from to look at post graduation career results, earnings and individual school performances to create a list of the top five colleges. For a full list of the top five selected, visit

Online Master’s in Engineering program ranked in top 25 for affordability
affordable colleges logoThe University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Master of Science in Engineering program has been ranked in the top 25 for Affordable Online Master’s in Engineering Degrees by

Dr. Philip Parker, UW-Platteville’s Master of Science in Engineering program coordinator, said the award speaks to the efforts the university has made to make this high quality program more accessible to students around the globe.

“The affordability and accessibility of the Master of Science in Engineering program provides students with opportunities that can help them achieve their career goals,” Parker said. “This award reaffirms the important role programs like ours can play in preparing individuals to advance and excel in the workforce.”

The Master of Science in Engineering program offers a wide variety of electives and provides an opportunity to select an emphasis area in Engineering Management, in addition to Engineering Design, Applications of Engineering Management, Control (Electrical) Systems, and Structural/Geotechnical Engineering. The program is not only designed to be affordable, but to help students increase their earning potential. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that an engineer’s median annual salary is approximately $91,000. Advanced degrees can also help individuals move into management roles and achieve their career goals. reviews colleges based on quality, affordability, and student success. The value score weighs criteria, such as loan default rates, graduation rates, and financial aid data, to determine the programs that will have the most financial return over time.

Project Management program recognized as top online college
SR education group logoThe University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been recognized by SR Education Group for high academic standards and a commitment to affordability. UW-Platteville ranked sixth in the 2018 Top Online Colleges for the Master’s in Project Management program and fourth in the 2018 Top Online Colleges for Master’s in Management.

“Our program is honored to be ranked among the top online master’s degrees in project management and management,” Bill Haskins, project management program coordinator at UW-Platteville, said. “We strive for excellence in the full range of knowledge and skills that relate to project success, and we are grateful to be recognized for our efforts.”

This is not the first time the project management program has received national recognition. UW-Platteville is one of the select schools in the United States that is globally accredited by The Project Management Institute (PMI) ® and the curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) ®, which forms the foundations necessary to obtain the PMP® credential. Individuals in our accredited master’s program can use their coursework toward this certification.

SR Education Group analyzed accredited online schools across the nation, taking into consideration academic strength and tuition rates to provide a list of institutions offering the best value.


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