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University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee is a doctoral-degree granting public research university that consists of 14 colleges and schools, and 70 academic centers, institutes and laboratory facilities. It offers a total of 180 degree programs, including 94 bachelor's, 53 master's and 32 doctorate degrees.[1] The School of Freshwater Sciences is the only graduate school of freshwater science in the U.S. and the third in the world.[2][3][4] The School of Architecture and Urban Planning, the College of Nursing and the College of Health Sciences are the largest in Wisconsin.[5][6]

The university is categorized as an RU/H Research University (high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[7] Per US News & World Report 2012, the University is ranked 121st nationally by America's Best High School guidance counselors as offering the best undergraduate education to their students.[8]

Colleges and schools[edit]


US News & World Report rankings
Program Ranking Year
Archives and Preservation 9 2009[8]
Biological Sciences 144 2010[8]
Chemistry 107 2010[8]
Clinical Psychology 70 2012[8]
Computer Science 110 2010[8]
Education 67 2012[8]
Engineering 131 2012[8]
English 52 2009[8]
Fine Arts 62 2012[8]
Library and Information Studies 15 2009[8]
Mathematics 104 2010[8]
Nursing 36 2012[8]
Occupational Therapy 28 2008[8]
Part-time M.B.A. 78 2012[8]
Political Science 62 2010[8]
Psychology 103 2009[8]
Physics 102 2010[8]
Physical Therapy 28 2012[8]
Public Affairs 59 2012[8]
Rehabilitation counseling 62 2011[8]
Social Work 52 2012[8]
Speech-Language Pathology 73 2012[8]

Based on the statistical analysis by H.J. Newton, Professor of Statistics at Texas A&M University in 1997 on the National Research Council report issued in 1995, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee was ranked 72nd among public universities in the U.S. in the NRC Rankings.[9][10] It was also ranked among the top 100 universities in the U.S. by Vanguard College Ranking,[11] 247th by Washington Monthly[12] and one of the best Midwest colleges by Princeton Review.[13] The University ranked 189th in the US by research expenditure in 2007.[14]

The university ranks 98th in the world in the Professional Ranking of World Universities conducted by the École des Mines de Paris in 2011[15] and ranked as one of the top 500 world universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.[16] The SCImago Institutions Rankings rated UW-Milwaukee 759th among 3,042 universities and research institutions worldwide in term of research output, international collaboration, normalized impact and publication rate in 2011.[17] The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities ranked UW-Milwaukee 200th worldwide[18] and 96th in North American.[19]



  1. ^ [1], University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Retrieved on October 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Schools of Freshwater Sciences and Public Health Established
  3. ^ a b A proposed UWM graduate school could make Milwaukee a global leader in freshwater research, Journal Sentinel
  4. ^ a b American Midwest: A Growing Center For Water Investment, NuWire Investor
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^ a b About CHS Facts & Figures, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  7. ^ Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US News & World Report 2012.
  9. ^ A Brief Summary of the NRC Rankings, Texas A&M University
  10. ^ Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States Continuity and Change, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. 1995
  11. ^ Vanguard College Ranking. Retrieved on June 22, 2008.
  12. ^ "College Guide: National University Rankings". The Washington Monthly. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  13. ^ Best Midwest Colleges, Princeton Review
  14. ^ Top American Research Universities, The center for Measuring University Performance
  15. ^ International Professional Ranking of Higher Education Institutions, École des Mines de Paris
  16. ^ Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shahai Jiao Tong University. Retrieved on Nov 21, 2007.
  17. ^ SIR World Report 2011, SCImago Institutions Rankings
  18. ^ Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. Archived June 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on November 21, 2007.
  19. ^ Webometrics Ranking of World Universities: US & Canada
  20. ^ CEAS Faculty With Distinction
  21. ^ A Brief Summary of the NRC Rankings, Texas A&M University
  22. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: civil engineering, Texas A&M University
  23. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Electronic Engineering, Texas A&M University
  24. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University
  25. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Materials science, Texas A&M University
  26. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  27. ^ College of Health Sciences website
  28. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Anthropology, Texas A&M University
  29. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Economics, Texas A&M University
  30. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: English, Texas A&M University
  31. ^ [2] Geosciences, Texas A&M University
  32. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Geography, Texas A&M University
  33. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Physics, Texas A&M University
  34. ^ NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas: Political Science, Texas A&M University
  35. ^ "A Global Ranking of Political Science Departments", Simon Hix , Political Studies Review, 2004, vol. 2, issue 3, pages 293-313
  36. ^ Economics research ranking back on top, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
  37. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 25, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  38. ^ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing
  39. ^ Ranking Tables of NIH funding to Hospitals and Other Health Science Schools,
  40. ^ [3] "University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare To Receive APHSA 2010 Academic Excellence Award", The American Public Human Services Association
  41. ^ National award to School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  42. ^ POINTS OF DISTINCTION, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
  43. ^ About Inova, Peck School of the Arts
  44. ^ The 25 Best Film Schools Rankings, The Hollywood Reporter
  45. ^ School of Architecture and Urban Planning Ranking, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Retrieved on May 27, 2006.
  46. ^ UNESCO implements information ethics and e-government initiative in Africa, UNESCO.ORG
  47. ^ SOIS’s work earns UNESCO praise
  48. ^ UWM Among Top Universities for MIS Research, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. Retrieved on April 15, 2007.
  49. ^, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  50. ^ North American Rankings - Top 100 Ranking - SOM @ UT Dallas
  51. ^ Top 10 Reasons for SPH at UWM, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  52. ^ School of Freshwater Sciences: Academics
  53. ^ Great Lakes Water Institute Gives UW Researchers Unique Access to the Study of F resh Waters, Wisconsin Idea, December 1999, Volume 16, No. 3, Page 5.
  54. ^ Organizations and Crew, Wisconsin's Maritime Trails

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