UW-Platteville named best value in higher education

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is being recognized as one of the best values in higher education, both in Wisconsin and across the nation.

College Consensus placed UW-Platteville 20th in their 100 best value ranking of colleges and universities. According to College Consensus, it combines the results of all of the most reputable college ranking systems with thousands of student reviews to provide the comprehensive rating system of schools.

New York-based financial technology company SmartAsset ranked UW-Platteville third in the state as the best return for students on their educational investment. SmartAsset measured five categories including tuition, scholarships and grant offerings, student living costs, student retention rate and starting salary for new graduates.

“These rankings confirm that UW-Platteville continues to provide a high-quality, affordable education,” Chancellor Dennis J. Shields said. “Even during these challenging times, our students, faculty and staff are all working hard to continue that tradition of excellence that we have exhibited for 154 years. I am proud of how well the UW-Platteville experience is continuing.”

Private institution Milwaukee School of Engineering topped the list followed by UW-Madison. SmartAsset notes UW-Platteville offers the lowest tuition rate of the top 10 institutions in the state.

Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville offers undergraduate programs in three colleges: the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture; the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and the College of Liberal Arts and Education. Students can also earn their master’s degrees and graduate certificates through the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, UW-Platteville has two branch campuses at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and UW-Platteville Richland.

For more information about the College Consensus ranking of best value colleges and universities for 2020, visit www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-value-schools/.

For more information about SmartAsset ranking of best value colleges, visit smartasset.com/student-loans/student-loan-calculator - wisconsin.