Known as ‘America’s Dairyland’, Wisconsin is one of the major dairy producers especially cheese. It is the 23rd largest and 20th most populous state in the US. It lies in the north-central US and is bordered by Minnesota to the West, Iowa to the Southwest, Illinois to the South and Lake Michigan to the East.
The state’s climate is divided between hot summer and warm summer humid continental climate. Wisconsin also receives a large amount of regular snowfall averaging around 40 inches in the southern portions with up to 160 inches annually in the Lake Superiorsnowbelt each year.
In 2013 Wisconsin’s gross state product was $281.6 billion, making it 21st among U.S. states.The economy of Wisconsin is driven by manufacturing, agriculture, and health care. Wal-Mart is the biggest employer in Wisconsin while University of Wisconsin-Madison is the second largest employer. Wisconsin is among the top 15 states in industrial production.
The majority of college students in the state are among the 162,000 in the University of Wisconsin system, which consistently ranks among the nation’s top 10 in size and quality. The UW awards the second highest number of doctoral degrees of any institution in the country, and enrolls 4,500 engineering students at its Madison campus alone.
Moreover, Wisconsin’s technical college system offers more than 800 degree programs and serves one out of every eight adults - twice the national average. It’s in the top 10 for Advanced Placement scores. Of Wisconsin high school students taking Advanced Placement exams, 68% earn a score high enough to qualify for college credit.
The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) has a membership partnership with more than 20 private colleges and universities in Wisconsin, representing more than 59,000 students throughout the state.
The top ten universities/colleges in Wisconsin are :
|University/College||US News and World Report Rank||Tuition Fee|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||National Universities #41||$26,653|
|Marquette University, Milwaukee||National Universities #75||$34,640|
|University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee||National Universities Rank not published||$19,610|
|Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee|
|Best Medical Research Schools: #51||$45,104|
|And Best Medical Schools: #55|
|Milwaukee School of Engineering||Regional Universities #21||$34,020|
|University of Wisconsin, La Crosse||Regional Universities #26||$16,342|
|University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire||Regional Universities #30||$16,282|
|University of Wisconsin, Whitewater And University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point||Regional universities #42||$15,151 $ 15,455|
|University of Wisconsin- Stout Menomonie||Regional Universities #57||$16,690|
|University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and University of Wisconsin, Greenbay||Regional Universities #65||$14,934 $15,249|
The average salary of graduates in Marquette University was $62,167 in 2012. The median salary of a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is $65401while that of a law graduate is $77,999 and of amanagement graduate is $67,393.