The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s College of Fine Arts and Communication was recently ranked in the top seven percent nationally, after programs in all five areas of the college were rated No. 1.
“Success builds on success,” said Jeff Morin, dean of the COFAC. “We have always been able to say we are pretty good. Now we can say we are number one, because they said we are No. 1.”
The college’s performing arts, arts management and design and animation programs rank No. 1 in the state, and the arts management major takes it a step further, ranking No. 4 in the Midwest overall.
“Because these programs have been so successful, I hope they’ll want to continue and hope other people will want to do similar programs,” Morin said.
Maggie Marquardt, COFAC director of development and arts management alumni, offered similar reflection about the programs.
“Our alums that have been through the programs recognize what faculty and students are doing here is outstanding,” Marquardt said. “It’s nice to have outside validation.”
Communication major Hallie Evenson is proud to be a part of the public relations program the college offers. She is even more excited the college she is a part of has been recognized this way, and hopes it impacts future enrollment positively.
“I think it’s incredible to say that I go to a school where the fine arts program is ranked No. 2 in the state,” Evenson said. “It’s really cool.”