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Is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on UWM:

How Does UWM Rank for Veterans?

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To help identify those institutions that do a stellar job at supporting veterans, College Factual produces its Best Schools for Veterans list each year.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee was ranked #176 on the 2022 version of this list. This puts UWM in the top 10% of the 2,459 schools on this list for providing vets with an excellent educational experience. The school also ranked #9 in our Best for Vets in Wisconsin ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. Below you'll find how UWM did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 169
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 192
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 138

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at UWM ranked compared to those at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Water, Wetlands, & Marine Resources Management Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Urban Education & Leadership Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Educational Administration Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Hospital & Health Care Facilities Administration/Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Natural Resource Management Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Language Translation Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Water, Wetlands, & Marine Resources Management Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Language Translation Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Water, Wetlands, & Marine Resources Management Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Urban Education & Leadership Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 5

How Many Veterans Go to UWM?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

According to the VA, there are 983 G.I. Bill® students at UWM. The school has a total enrollment of 24,565 students. This means that around 4.00% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at UWM

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Willingness to accommodate a full-time VA employee.
Assistance to Veterans applying for other VA benefits.
Community and on-campus outreach.
Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling.
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment.
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment.
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.
Spouse and Dependents Support
Survivors and Dependents Assistance.
Communication with student veterans and their dependents to address questions regarding VA education benefits, health services, and general VA benefits.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee does have a student veterans group.

Does UWM Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, UWM does not offer college credit for life experience.

UWM may consider your military experience and give college credit. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

UWM Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at UWM for the following armed services:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About UWM

There have been 1 complaints registered to the VA for UWM.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.Note that the numbers for the classification of complaints may not add up the number of total complaints since a single complaint may be for multiple reasons.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 0
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 1

References

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