UWSP named to top 10 of Midwestern public universities
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) was ranked again among the top 10 public universities in the Midwest, according to the U.S. News and World Report.
The magazine’s 2017 rankings place UWSP tied for ninth in the top tier of Midwestern comprehensive public universities. The university was recognized for having high student retention rates, improved four-year graduation rate and a solid reputation among peer institutions.
“We are pleased UW-Stevens Point is recognized as one of the best universities in the Midwest,” said Chancellor Bernie Patterson. “We are especially pleased that our graduation rate improved by 4 percentage points in one year.”
These rankings are a good tool for students who are beginning to look at colleges and universities but may not be that familiar with the UWSP campus, Patterson said.
“If students are looking at the top-ranking universities in the Midwest, they should be looking at UW-Stevens Point,” he said.
U.S. News and World Report assessed 56 public universities in the 12-state Midwest area. UWSP provides a high-quality academic experience with a low student-faculty ratio of 21:1. It is also a great value, Patterson said, as Wisconsin residents pay $4,080 in tuition and fees per semester.
“Each day we strive to give our students the best possible education at an affordable cost,” he said. “We continually look for ways to increase student success. We are launching a new academic advising model this fall and offering additional sections of high-demand courses to help even more students complete their degrees in four years.”
To view the 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, visit www.usnews.com/colleges.