UW–Madison rises up the public university ranks

The University of Wisconsin–Madison jumped two spots to No. 13 as one of the best public universities in America, according to the latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report. UW was bolstered by its undergraduate business and engineering programs. U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges annually using a variety of metrics including graduation rates and average class size.

The top 10 public schools, according to the survey, was UCLA, followed by Cal-Berkeley, Michigan, Virginia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Cal-Santa Barbara, Florida, Cal-Irvine, and Cal-San Diego. As a side note, within that grouping, out-of-state tuition ranged from a high of $51,200 at Michigan to $28,658 at the University of Florida. The report shows UW–Madison’s out-of-state tuition at $37,785.

Among all universities, UW’s position also rose slightly to a ranking of 46, up from 49 last year.