UW-Platteville a ‘best buy’ for online bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Online (, an accredited leader in distance learning for the past 35 years, has reached a top 15 spot in's "Best Buys" for an online master's degree in criminal justice.  The University's online bachelor's degree in criminal justice earned a spot in the top 25 as well. 

“The value of higher education, especially in criminal justice, has never been greater,” said Dr. Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller, program director for the university’s criminal justice program. “It’s vital to ensure programs remain accessible by keeping tuition affordable and schedules flexible.”, an online consumer watchdog and advocate for prospective distance education students, rates and compares schools and degrees based on cost and quality, student satisfaction and credibility.  Colleges and universities do not pay to be rated or ranked. 

"There has been enormous growth in distance education at UW-Platteville and the world. With more than one-third of higher education students taking at least one online class, it truly has hit mainstream,” said Dawn Drake, executive director at UW-Platteville's Distance Learning Center. “Ongoing student demand for quality online education indicates those with affordable, reputable programs and student services, like UW-Platteville, will continue to lead the way.”

About University of Wisconsin Platteville-Online
UW-Platteville provides eight degrees entirely online: master’s degrees in organizational change leadership, project management, criminal justice, engineering, distance education leadership and integrated supply chain management, along with bachelor’s degrees in business administration and criminal justice. Visit, call (800-362-5460) or email to learn more about UW-Platteville Online.