UW-Milwaukee is celebrating.
It’s now considered an “R1” university. The rating means UWM is classified at the highest level of research activity.
It joins the ranks of about 100 other powerhouse colleges and universities, including Duke and Yale. For a long time, the only Wisconsin school designated as a top research university has been UW-Madison.
"It's a big deal," says Tom Luljak, UWM's Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications.
What does the new designation mean for the university?