Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by leo, Dec 2, 2009.
Anyone have any experience (good or bad ) of distance learning courses at the
U of Wisconsin?
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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