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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

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Is University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 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. So we've gathered facts about University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. 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 - Eau Claire G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on UW - Eau Claire Includes:

How Does UW - Eau Claire Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual's Best Schools for Veterans report is released each year to highlight colleges and universities that do an outstanding job supporting veterans while they are pursuing their education.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire was ranked #150 on the 2022 version of this list. This places UW - Eau Claire among the top 10% of the 2,459 colleges and universities in this ranking for offering vets an exceptional educational experience. The school also ranked #7 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. The table below shows how UW - Eau Claire fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 98
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 145
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 237
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 207

You can also see how specific majors at UW - Eau Claire fared when compared to the same major 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 Communication Management and Strategic Communications Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best General Materials Science Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Materials Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Communication Management and Strategic Communications Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 7
Best Other Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 7
Best Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 7
Best Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General Colleges for Veterans 8
Best Community Health and Preventive Medicine Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 8
Best Other Chemistry Colleges for Veterans 9

How Many Veterans Go to UW - Eau Claire?

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 283 G.I. Bill® students at UW - Eau Claire. Since the total enrollment at the school is 11,017, approximately 2.57% of the students at UW - Eau Claire are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for 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 UW - Eau Claire

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

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 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
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
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
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.

Does UW - Eau Claire Give Credit for Military Training?

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

UW - Eau Claire may consider your military experience and give college credit. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

UW - Eau Claire Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at UW - Eau Claire for the following armed services:

  • Army

Complaints to the VA About UW - Eau Claire

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.

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