Ranking Places University of Wisconsin at Top in State

The University of Wisconsin was named the top higher education institution in the state and 77th in the nation in the just-released 2019 Best College & University Rankings by the personal-finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub compared 951 colleges and universities across seven key dimensions: 1) student selectivity; 2) cost & financing; 3) faculty resources; 4) campus safety; 5) campus experience; 6) educational outcomes; and 7) career outcomes.

Institutions were considered colleges if they provide only undergraduate, or baccalaureate degree, programs; universities if they offer graduate, including masters and/or doctoral degree, programs.

Some institutions were excluded from their sample due to data limitations. Data collected is relevant to undergraduate students only.

The rest of Wisconsin’s Top 10 include:  2) Milwaukee School of Engineering; 3) Ripon College; 4) Lakeland University; 5) Marquette University; 6) Cardinal Stritch University; 7) Carroll University; 8) Viterbo University; 9) St. Norbert College; 10) Edgewood College.

Here’s how UW-Madison scored in certain metrics:

  • 1st – Graduation Rate
  • 2nd – Admission Rate
  • 3rd – Post-Attendance Median Salary
  • 4th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 6th – On-Campus Crime
  • 11th – Net Cost
  • 12th – Student-Faculty Ratio

And here are the top 10 institutions of higher learning in the U.S.:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Princeton University
  3. Yale University
  4. Harvard University
  5. California Institute of Technology
  6. Duke University
  7. University of Pennsylvania
  8. Columbia University
  9. Rice University
  10. Stanford University


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