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 452

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Michael H

Without the experiences provided to my son by the Outagamie Co. UW-Extension, he never would have learned about career opportunities in the agriculture industry. He is now studying to be an agricultural engineer at UW-River Falls.


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Thomas M

UWMC was the first phase of my academic journey. An associate's degree made for an easy transition to UW - Eau Claire, where I earned a BA in Journalism. That led to a career in news writing, photography, promotions, corporate marketing and sports agency business ownership.


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Katie R

A friend of mine was attending UWFox, and I asked her about the qualifications needed to get into college. I was home schooled and wasn’t sure how it compared to public curriculum. She advised me to go to UWFox and take a placement test.


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Jacob B

I choose to attend UW-Manitowoc because it was close and therefore allowed me to stay at home. I also choose to attend UW-Manitowoc for the reasonable tuition costs.


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Hannah O

I chose UW-Manitowoc because it was close to home and I had heard from many people what a wonderful learning experience it was. I had also heard about the professor-to-student ratio and as a non-traditional student that seemed like a great place to start my higher-level education.


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Belinda L

I chose UW-Fox because it is conveniently located close to my home. The small class sizes are perfect for a student who has been out of school for many years.


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Melissa S

UWFox is close to my home and affordable. When I first started attending, I didn’t know which major I wanted to pursue. So, UWFox was a good choice because they offer a variety of classes that I could take in order to find what might be a major fit for me.


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Matt M

I chose to go to school here to complete my gen eds. Since I didn’t go to college right after high school, I thought it would be smart to start at UWFox. Before I came to UWFox I worked in the trades as a millwright’s apprentice, and I really enjoyed that kind of work.


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Christine L

Jay Zambito, Lisa Haas, and Bill Batten from WGNHS
with assistance from Badger Mining Corporation provided an outstanding field trip for the American Institute of Professional Geologist on May 13, 2017.


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