University of Wisconsin

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by leo, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. leo

    leo New Member

    Anyone have any experience (good or bad ) of distance learning courses at the
    U of Wisconsin?
  2. DBA_Curious

    DBA_Curious New Member

    University of Wisconsin at Madison is one of the country's best state schools.

    The various other campuses (Whitewater, Stout, Green Bay) all tend to be Master's Level Tier 1 schools and highly thought of for various specialties.

    University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee is a National University but is only Tier 3. Despite its size, it's viewed somewhat as a weak cousin to Madison.

    But I'd tread carefully with their online offerings. Some are long-established like Whitewater's BBA and MBA programs while others are newer and more risky. Here's a good example:

    Looks great, right? Check out that small print at the bottom of the page:

    Healthy Environment, Strong Profitability, Vital Communities

    UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Superior are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association. The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management is seeking HLC approval as a collaborative online degree program.

    To me, this is a slight bit irresponsible for the UW system. I have no doubt they'll achieve accreditation for this but the risk remains and they're not exactly proclaiming this as risky as it really is.

    UW has a great system overall but just make sure you read the fine print and you'll be fine.

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