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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Brad B

While I was at UW-Marathon County I gained an appreciation for the importance of a strong liberal arts education, while maturing as a person and as a student. I learned to write well and speak well, the two most important skills I use every day in my profession as an athletic administrator.


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Kelly G

UW-Marathon County gave me the start I needed in my adult life. I received a world-class education without incurring any debt. The four year university I transferred to was easy compared to UWMC and with the money I saved, I graduated debt free.


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Theresa W

My professors at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County shaped my career. My time at UWMC inspired me to continue studies in criminology and law studies and philosophy at Marquette University.


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Therva S

There have been many times when I have gone to UWCX for information that I could not find elsewhere. Everything from 4-H information to canning information to plant information.


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David M

I am a geologist and for 34 years taught on the UW-Madison campus. During that time I interacted with, and benefited from, many staff and faculty members at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.


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Randy V

Studying at UW-Barron County for the first two years of my engineering degree was a great choice! The small class sizes, friendly environment and outstanding professors made it a wonderful experience.


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Andrew G

When I graduated from High School, I decided to attend UW-Marathon County for several reasons ranging from being near to my family all the way to UWMC being a financially sound decision while I explored what I wanted to do for a career.


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Nick P

UW-Extension is an excellent resource and makes information readily available through several avenues. I used several UW-Extension resources to learn the necessary information for the Certified Crop Adviser exam. I often turn to UW-Extension for research-based, unbiased information.


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Donna V

I've been an environmental consultant for the past 30 years and have always relied on the numerous publications from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey for regional geologic information.


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