University of Wisconsin, Platteville

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The University of Wisconsin–Platteville, like the majority of the schools that belong to the University of Wisconsin System, is named after the city in which it resides–Platteville (Wisconsin). However, the university is often referred to by other nicknames, including UW–Platteville, UWP and by some locals as just "Platteville". Through its three academic colleges, UW–Platteville offers a comprehensive selection of bachelor's and master's degrees. Total annual enrollment at UW–Platteville is approximately 8,000 students and it also serves the higher education needs of an additional 3,000 students through its distance education and online degree program.

Distance Education and Online Degree Programs

As one of the first universities in the University of Wisconsin System to offers distance education programs, UW–Platteville introduced its courses in a print-based format in 1978– specifically for students who were unable to attend campus based courses. Through a quasi distance education program, residents of Wisconsin living in isolated regions of the state were able to earn an undergraduate degree with attending campus-based courses. The first distance education programs offered at UW–Platteville was in business administration–designed for working adult and aspiring business professionals.

In 1996, UW–Platteville extended its statewide distance education programs to students living anywhere in the United States–and in 1999 the school took its distance education program online. As early as 2000, the university began offering accredited online degrees, at the graduate level, in various disciplines including engineering, project management and criminal justice. In addition to online degree programs, UW–Platteville offers online adult education programs in management and leadership through a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Most recently, the university began offering an on-site project management course, again through a strategic partnership with a third party provider.

General Information

Admission Office

One University Plaza

Platteville, WI 53818

(608) 342-1125

(800) 362-5515

Fax: (608) 342-1122

Contact: Angela Udelhofen

Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Main Address

One University Plaza

Platteville, WI 53818

(608) 342-1491

Total undergrads: 6,537

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,465

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,435

Graduate enrollment: 842


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 85%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Economics B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Investments/Securities B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

German B
Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(608) 342-1421
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818-3001
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,779
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,313 (83% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,484
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,334
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$3,044

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services23
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies4
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total14110

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services13
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Grand total26

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Wisconsin-Platteville and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,36085%
Grant or scholarship aid1,00663%$3,044
Student loan aid1,01663%$6,843

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,60945%$4,586
Federal student loans4,65158%$6,177

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Wisconsin-Platteville students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants4,0472,5771,470
Percent admitted100%83%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%41%34%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,779
Undergraduate enrollment7,861
Graduate enrollment918

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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