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 475

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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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Kevin V

My two-year campus was so good, I did EXTRA homework. How does that happen, you ask? Pretty simple, actually.


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Bill V

I grew up in Wausau, WI with the intent to go to college out of high school, and UW-Marathon County made that transition seamless. The small class size and hands-on professors pushed me to do my best. While the tuition is respectively low, the education quality is anything but cut-rate.


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Evan R

After graduating from Random Lake High School, I chose UW-Washington County because I liked how close to home it was. The price of tuition was low. UW-WC also gave me the chance to continue my basketball career. I plan to transfer to UW-River Falls to complete a major in Horticulture.


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