UW-Platteville excels in latest U.S. News rankings

Written by Alison Parkins on |
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville earned top rankings in the U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best College lists, released today. UW-Platteville is ranked 14th for Top Public Schools – Regional Universities Midwest and 49th for Best Undergraduate Engineering – Non-Doctorate. 

“This latest recognition reflects our commitment to excellence and our dedication to serving our region as a leading, accessible public institution,” said UW-Platteville Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich. “We are providing our students with exceptional experiential learning opportunities and equipping them with skills and knowledge necessary for jobs of the future. These rankings underscore our collective efforts and achievements that enable us to deliver on our mission.”

UW-Platteville’s designation as a top 50 Best Undergraduate Engineering school reflects the 100-plus years of engineering education the university has provided. UW-Platteville offers seven ABET-accredited professional engineering programs in civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering and software engineering. Last year’s opening of UW-Platteville’s newest $55 million state-of-the-art engineering building – Sesquicentennial Hallprovides additional opportunities for hands-on learning.

“I am excited to see our engineering programs getting the national recognition they deserve,” said Dr. Philip Parker, acting dean of UW-Platteville’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. “Now the entire nation will know what regional employers have known for decades – UW-Platteville is a leader in STEM and produces engineering graduates who add value to their companies on day one.”

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings assesses nearly 1,500 U.S. bachelor's degree-granting institutions on as many as 19 measures of academic quality. For more information, visit www.usnews.com/colleges.