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 478

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Krystina P

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley was a wonderful experience. I came out of high school not having a specific perspective as to what degree I wanted to obtain, but I knew I wanted to receive a degree that was science related.


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Josh L

When I graduated high school I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but I didn't know what degree I wanted to pursue. I chose UW-Fox Valley because I could take the first 2 years of engineering courses and transfer out afterwards.


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Mackenzie M

I tapped into my story on two separate occasions during my senior year of high school. On one cool and crisp fall evening in a press box before a football I carried out my normal pre-game routine.


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Josie B

I chose UW-Marinette because it met all of my college needs, and then some! I wanted a smooth transition from high school and a small college where I would readily have access to my professors for help. I wanted an affordable and quality education.


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Ivy S

I live and work locally so I needed a school that was convenient to attend but also offered the flexibility to take some classes online. When I started, I did not know there were so many veterans attending UW-Marinette. I was pleasantly surprised to find they were treated with care and respect.


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Liz K

I chose the UW-Marathon County because it seemed like a good choice to ease into college at a campus with teachers who truly care and get to know their students. I was most surprised how helpful and caring the professors are. They care enough to learn your name and say hi in the hallways.


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Shawn L

When I graduated high school in 2014 I was all set to go to the local tech and study criminal justice-law enforcement, but I soon realized that wasn't the right path for me.


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Eric W

I chose UW-Marathon County because it offers a thorough and versatile education at a low price. The student to teacher ratio is spectacular, and the professors are very approachable. The library is fantastic.


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Ginger S

I chose UW-Marshfield/Wood County because I live and work in Marshfield. I was lucky to have a campus in my own backyard, where I can travel five minutes and be on-campus.


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