August 22, 2008
UW-La Crosse Makes the Grade in Rankings State’s Schools Rate High in U.S. News
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)
St. Norbert College
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Fourth-tier (schools ranked 190-248)
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
Specialty: insurance/risk management
Specialty: real estate
Best Engineering Programs
(Where highest degree is bachelor's or master's)
11. Milwaukee School of Engineering
(Where highest degree is doctorate)
Specialty: chemical engineering
* Tied with one or more university or college.
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