UW-Platteville is top spot for return on investment

May 2, 2017
UW-Platteville campus

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Once again the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is at the head of the class when it comes to return on investment. For the third consecutive year, UW-Platteville is ranked first in Wisconsin among all higher education institutions for return on investment for in-state graduates.

The survey was conducted by PayScale.com. “Of course, Platteville isn't the only campus of the University of Wisconsin, but it is usually the campus with the highest ROI,” according to PayScale.com.

“When students enroll at UW-Platteville we want them to be confident they are making a sound investment,” said Chancellor Dennis J. Shields. “This report is another strong indication that our students are prepared for their careers and are succeeding once they leave our halls.”

The 10.3 percent annual ROI among in-state graduates makes UW-Platteville the lone university in the state to hit double digits in this category.

Adding to accolades, the annual ROI for out-of-state students at UW-Platteville was ranked fifth in the survey at 8.4 percent.

There are 2,474 public and private four-year higher education institutions in the United States. Overall, UW-Platteville ranks 167th nationally for annual ROI.

The 20-year net ROI of an in-state UW-Platteville graduate was listed as $439,000, with a total four-year educational cost of $71,600.

For more information about the survey: http://tinyurl.com/gsvzne3.

Written by: Dan Wackershauser, Communications Specialist, Communications, 608-342-1194, wackersd@uwplatt.edu


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