UW-Stevens Point ranked among top Midwest public universities
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT – The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is again ranked among the best public universities in the Midwest, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The magazine’s 2022 rankings place UW-Stevens Point as 14th among regional public universities in the 12 states in its Midwest region. The university was recognized for solid reputation among peer institutions, retention of first-year students and low student-to-faculty ratio.
“I’m especially pleased with our ranking as a good value,” said Chancellor Thomas Gibson. This ranking acknowledges the percentage of students who receive need-based financial aid as a percentage of grants and scholarship.
The university’s ranking on social mobility is a testament to how many students from lower-income families attend and graduate from UW-Stevens Point, Gibson said. “Our affordable cost of attendance makes UW-Stevens Point an engine for social and economic mobility for students and families.”
The social mobility ranking, new in 2019, is based on two key factors and looks at graduation rates of students who receive federal Pell grants.
“A bachelor’s degree opens opportunities to pursue professional passions and earn higher wages – more than $1 million during a career, according to the PEW Research Center,” Gibson said. “UW-Stevens Point provides a solid return on your education investment.”
To view the 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, visit www.usnews.com/best-colleges.
Established in 1894, UW-Stevens Point is located on a 400-acre campus in Central Wisconsin. More than 100 program options at the associate, bachelor’s and graduate level provide world-class opportunities in the arts, natural resources, business, health care, education, humanities and the sciences. Approximately 8,100 students attend UW-Stevens Point, which has a 280-acre nature reserve and is located in a city voted among the Best College Towns in the nation. UW-Stevens Point also has branch campuses in Marshfield and Wausau.