UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary educational institutions offering distance learning or correspondence education within that state. Students are encouraged to utilize the institution’s internal complaint or review policies and procedures through the Dean of Students Office (uwm.edu/deanofstudents/assistance/complaints-and-grievances; 414-229-4632; osl@uwm.edu) or Office of the Provost (414-229-3203) prior to filing a complaint with the state agency or agencies. This link provides a list of contacts in each state with whom a student may file a complaint.


The following states require UWM to publish specific statements regarding the offering of online programs in their states:

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is authorized by:

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
P.O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL  36104-3758

UW-Milwaukee is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17.015 because the programs are online or distance delivered and do not have a physical presence in the state.

UWM is registered with the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission and is subject to the complaint procedures posted on the GNPEC website (gnpec.org/consumer-resources).


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is authorized by:

The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio Streete, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984


UWM is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission. UWM is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Contact information for MHEC:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


UW-Milwaukee is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree- granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act.  This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to offer field placement components for specific degree programs.  The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs.  Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs.  Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.


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