The University of Wisconsin–Madison is tied for 15th among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges Rankings. Overall, UW–Madison ranks 49th in a four-way tie. The rankings include more than 300 national universities.
Along with traditional face-to-face programs for undergraduates and graduate students, UW–Madison offers a growing menu of post-baccalaureate degree, certificate, and noncredit programs for those seeking to sharpen their professional skills or to change careers. These flexible offerings include online, hybrid, accelerated, and evening/weekend courses that can easily fit into busy schedules. Students in these programs strongly benefit from the university’s standards of excellence.
U.S. News & World Report gave high ratings to UW–Madison engineering and business programs. For the fifth year in a row, the College of Engineering ranks 14th overall in a four-way tie, ranks eighth among public doctoral institutions, and ranks 20th in Best Engineering Grad Schools.
The College of Engineering offers many flexible post-baccalaureate programs, including accelerated master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics, among others. It ranks 7th in Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, such as Engineering Data Analytics and Engineering Management.
The undergraduate program at the Wisconsin School of Business is ranked 18th overall in a three-way tie and is eighth among public doctoral institutions in a three-way tie. The Wisconsin School of Business’ flexible post-baccalaureate programs range from an Evening MBA to a capstone certificate in Actuarial Science.
More best bets
Other highly rated UW–Madison programs in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings offer online and flexible degrees. Here’s a sampling:
- 2nd in Best Education Grad Schools (Master of Science for Professional Educators)
- 6th in Social Work Grad Programs (Part-Time Master of Social Work Program)
- 12th in Economics Grad Programs (accelerated master’s degree program in economics)
- 13th in Computer Science Grad Programs (Professional Master’s Program in Computer Sciences)
- 14th in Occupational Therapy Grad Programs (Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate)
- 14th in Best Library and Information Studies Grad Programs (Online Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies)
To learn more about UW–Madison’s flexible and online degrees and certificates, see the Advance Your Career website.