Compliance & Reporting


From rankings to guidebooks, there is a great deal of information available to compare and contrast institutions on a wide range of factors. Below are some of the sources or publications in which we intentionally participate to highlight the unique mission and commitment to student success that defines UW-Whitewater. 

While the following information might provide some helpful data, we believe the very best way to choose a college or university is to visit the campus, meet the faculty, and talk with students with whom you will be taking classes and living with during your college years.


Colleges of Distinction

UW-Whitewater was selected as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction, and ranked as a Public College of Distinction, a Business College of Distinction and an Education College of Distinction for demonstrating continued dedication to high-impact educational practices.



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U.S. News & World Report

A top-tier institution, UW-Whitewater ranked No. 61 among regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings, and is one of the top 10 public colleges ( UW-Whitewater consistently ranks highly in graduation and retention rates and small class sizes, which are key measures of quality and value.

Community Engagement Classification

UW-Whitewater was a recipient of the Community Engagement Classification in 2015 from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This designation -- bestowed on only 361 colleges and universities in the United States -- honors campuses that are improving teaching and learning, producing research that makes a difference in communities, and revitalizing their civic and academic missions. Campuses that receive the community engagement classification retain it for 10 years.

Military Friendly

Selected as a Military Friendly School since 2010, UW-Whitewater is committed to supporting veterans, service-members, and their spouses.

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HLC Accreditation

UW-Whitewater was re-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission during a 2015 campus visit. Accreditation is a sign of quality — a weighty stamp of approval of a university's academic programs and operations.

Warhawk Athletics

The UW-Whitewater Warhawks have much to celebrate. In 2014, UW-Whitewater made history as the first NCAA institution to win national championships in men's football, basketball, and baseball in a single year; the Gymnastics team also brought home a national championship in the same year. Check out the history of national championships for our student-athletes here.


Institutional Research and Planning
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