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 484

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Annaliese W

I have always had an enthusiasm for learning, a passion for teaching, and a love for children. At an early age, I came to the realization that becoming a kindergarten teacher would not only combine these passions, but also compliment my abilities and strengths.


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Melissa H

I chose UW-Fox Valley because of the affordability and unique opportunities. I estimated a savings of $20,000 by starting my education at UW-Fox. I also knew the campus and faculty prior to enrolling through volunteer opportunities available on campus.


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David J

Having been involved in designing and engineering projects throughout my working career, I decided it was time to finish what I started. I had attended UW-Platteville to study engineering for one year after high school but decided to pursue a career in aviation instead.


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Nickolas W

When I decided to return to school after an extended break, I was influenced by what I had heard from friends who had begun their college educations at UW-Manitowoc and highly recommended attending the campus. Low tuition cost and proximity to my job and family was a huge consideration.


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Jedidiah T

I wanted to go to UWFox because I really enjoyed living in the Fox Valley. I was able to maintain a job that I had in high school, while still pursuing my passion for music.


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Melayna G

I am extremely grateful for UWFox. It is close to where I live, and most of all, it is inexpensive! Without it, I most likely would not have even attempted college. I also love that it's part of the UW system so that I am able to transfer fairly easily to other UW colleges.


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Abbey G

My career or life goal is to empower youth who face adversity in their lives or are disadvantaged. I want to show them the value of education and how it plays a vital role in ensuring a better life.


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Matt S

Every professor at UW-Fox Valley has made a difference in my life. In all of the classes I have taken, the professors teach multi-dimensional thinking and promote the importance of logical and critical thinking.


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Abigail H

I have been lucky enough to spend extra time with the faculty and staff here at UW-Manitowoc outside of class, and they are all amazing!


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