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.:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Princeton University
- Yale University
- Harvard University
- California Institute of Technology
- Duke University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Columbia University
- Rice University
- Stanford University
To view the full report, visit: wallethub.com/edu/college-rankings/40750.