UW-Platteville second in state value for third year

UW-Platteville Campus
April 26, 2017

For the third consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville ranks second in Wisconsin when it comes to the best value among its peer institutions, according to a recently released study conducted by SmartAsset.com. Factors in the ranking include scholarships provided, starting salary, tuition, living costs and retention rates.

According to the study, the average starting salary for a UW-Platteville graduate is $55,500, which is exceeded only by the Milwaukee School of Engineering, with an average starting salary of $63,500. However, the study ranks MSOE’s combined tuition and student living costs much higher at $46,220, compared to UW-Platteville’s $17,684.

“This study, again this year, shows our commitment to being an affordable and accessible institution,” said Chancellor Dennis J. Shields. “We strive to provide a quality education for our students and prepare them for meaningful careers, which is evident in this study.”

The top five ranked schools in the study are MSOE, UW-Platteville, UW-Madison, UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire, respectively.

For more information about SmartAsset, and to see the full study, visit smartasset.com/student-loans/student-loan-calculator?year=2017#wisconsin.


Written by: Alison Parkins, University Relations Specialist, Communications, 608-342-1526, parkinsal@uwplatt.edu



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