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UW-La Crosse Makes the Grade in Rankings State’s Schools Rate High in U.S. News

August 22, 2008

By ERICA PEREZ

The highly anticipated U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual college rankings edition hits newsstands Monday.

Officials at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are sure to be happy. The school jumped from 22 to 17 in the rankings of master’s universities in the Midwest region.

Beloit College also got a nod as No. 37 among liberal arts schools in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” section, and Alverno College is a an up-and-coming school to watch. Alverno’s internships, senior projects, learning communities and first-year programs were also recognized as top-notch. UW-Madison was recognized for its undergraduate research.

In a not-so-great category, Marquette University and Milwaukee School of Engineering were on lists of schools where students carry the most debt. UW-Milwaukee, UW-River Falls and UW-La Crosse, however, made the “least debt” lists.

Here’s a look at how Wisconsin schools did this year:

Best National Universities

35. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fourth-tier (schools ranked 197 through 260)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Top 50 Public Universities

7. UW-Madison* (2006 rank was 7)

Best Liberal Arts Colleges

60. Beloit College*

Third-tier (schools ranked 125-186)

Ripon College

St. Norbert College

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Fourth-tier (schools ranked 190-248)

Northland College

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Best Universities – Master’s (Midwest Region)

17. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse*

26. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire*

45. Carroll University*

55. Alverno College*

60. University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater (tie)*

64. University of Wisconsin-Platteville*

67. Concordia University Wisconsin

Best Baccalaureate Colleges (Midwest Region)

7. Milwaukee School of Engineering

10. Carthage College

Fourth-tier (schools ranked 71 through 92)

Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Best Business Programs

13. UW-Madison*

Specialty: insurance/risk management

3. UW-Madison

Specialty: real estate

2. UW-Madison

Best Engineering Programs

(Where highest degree is bachelor’s or master’s)

11. Milwaukee School of Engineering

(Where highest degree is doctorate)

13. UW-Madison

Specialty: chemical engineering

3. UW-Madison

* Tied with one or more university or college.

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