The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin United States. Founded in 1909, it is a leading comprehensive four-year institution within the University of Wisconsin System awarding bachelor's, master's, and one doctoral degree. is organized into five schools and colleges offering 91 undergraduate programs and 26 graduate programs. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked UW-L the top comprehensive university in the UW System for the fourteenth consecutive year, and the fourth-ranked public university offering bachelor's and master's degrees in the Midwest. In addition, UW-L was ranked in the elite group of 39 national universities highlighted for student success in undergraduate research and creative projects. Nationally recognized programs include occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant offerings at the graduate level.