Educational Access & Innovation

From creating flexible learning options for busy adults and making an excellent college education affordable to improving rural access to broadband and providing free books and better classroom resources for our children, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping every kind of Wisconsin learner achieve more.

57%
are first generation college students
95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 448

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Sabrina G

UW-Sheboygan was a great option for me because it was a way to receive a quality education and graduate with an associate's degree while discovering what path was best for me.


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Abigail D

I'm attending UW-Washington County with a career goal of becoming a pediatric oncology nurse. I'm receiving a good education for half the cost and I can live at home. By staying at home, I can save money not only for my future, but to further my education.


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Mirella E

I am glad to have started at UW-Marathon (UWMC). Personally, the most valuable asset UWMC has is the Wisconsin Institute of Public Policy and Service (WIPPS). WIPPS offered me a truly exceptional experience.


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Sarah O

Meeting Dr. Justin Hougham of UW-Extension during the Latino Earth Partnership for Schools course at the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center branch in Milwaukee changed the trajectory of science education in my classroom.


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Nicole S

Saving money was the biggest appeal for starting at UW-Waukesha. I paid for my own college education and was able to live at home while I attended classes. I felt very prepared for classes at UW-Madison and was able to complete my degree in 3 1/2 years with a 3.8 GPA.


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Thomas D

As silica sand specialist at the US Geological Survey, I have had many pleasant interactions with Mike Parsen and other members of the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey.


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Joshua B

I recently had the honor of being a chaperone for my son and his classmates at a UW-Extension project located at Upham Woods. The use of the DOTS kits for the groups to acquire information for their biology presentations were essential.


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Lauren Z

Starting college with big dreams — but no idea of how to make them happen — I decided to enroll in a college somewhere close to home to make sure I found the right path for me.


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David L

Beginning in about 2000, Ron Hennings from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS), Chris Mechenich from the Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center at UW-Stevens Point and I started groundwater workshops for teachers to teach them about groundwater and give them a groundwater mo


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