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.

95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
57%
are first generation college students
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 471

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Amy B

I chose my social work major because I have a passion and desire to help people. I have worn different hats in life, so to speak, and I can relate and empathize with those who need a little extra help and guidance.


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Audrey M

Last summer, I was looking to transfer back to my home state of Wisconsin from my previous university in South Carolina.


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Paige S

I chose UW-Barron County for three reasons. First, I was not ready to leave my hometown. Second, I knew that college is an expensive journey, and I wanted to take the most inexpensive route. Third, I was fortunate enough to be educated on the benefits of starting out at a smaller college.


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Muen “Alice” C

I’m happy to study in UW-Marshfield Wood County because it is a good place to start my learning experience in America. It is a smaller campus compared with other four-year university. I have more opportunities to participate in all kinds of school activities and in some leadership program.


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Kayleigh B

I chose UWFox because I knew that the class sizes are a lot smaller than what I would get at a four-year university. I really value the smaller class sizes because I feel as if I learn more and can work at a faster pace.


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Alexandria M

I chose UWFox because it is close to home. I didn’t really want to go away for college because it just wasn’t something that interested me. Being close to home and my family was important. I also chose it because of the affordable tuition and the small class sizes.


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Justin H

One of my projects would not reach nearly as many people- or impact- as it does without the support and innovation from the UWEX Technology Services Unit.


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Darlene P

When the recession happened, I was hit hard - so I decided to attend UW-Waukesha. While I learned things in construction, I was eager to learn more and I also wanted a different way of learning. The first semester was the most difficult as I felt out of place, due to my age.


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Gabby A

Rice Lake, Wisconsin is a small city that I lived in my whole life. After graduating high school, I was itching to leave, but none of my options had panned out. My mother suggested UW- Barron County.


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