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 443

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Lori K

Earning a bachelor's degree in nursing never appealed to me before because with work and family, I was too busy. My work hours fluctuated between days and nights. I needed something that was flexible enough to work with my life. I'm motivated, and I like doing things on my own.


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Jennifer B

I started at UW-Washington County in 1991. I was a new graduate who was working full time to support my educational pursuits. The community of educators and administrators at UWWC was exceptional - and encouraged me to further academic pursuits. I'm still in touch with some of them.


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Kelsey P

I started my Associates in Science at UW-Richland as a homeschool graduate at 17. I was lucky to form a wonderful relationship with my geology professor and advisor, who immediately started me on a research project that would eventually turn into my MSc research project.


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Brad Schimel

My road to success started at UW-Waukesha. It gave me the experience and skills I needed for my educational and professional future.


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Brianne S

I started as a returning adult student at UW-Richland with a husband and two-year old. After I receive my Associate's degree, I'll be transferring for my Bachelor's and then plan on becoming a high school math teacher. While working, I'll be pursuing a Master's and potentially a Ph.D.


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Heather P

First, I chose to live in Wisconsin because it has four seasons and many trees here. I chose UW-Fox because it is a bigger school among the UW Colleges and has student apartments nearby.


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Mirza M

My high school, North Cedar Academy, (Ladysmith, WI) gave me a chance to, simultaneously, be considered as a junior in high school and as a freshman at UW-Barron County.


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Hao "Tina" T

I think every professor and staff is nice at UW-Barron County. They try their best to help me and understood my situation because English is my second language. They are always patient with my questions and try to make sure I caught their meaning. They respect and have interest in my culture.


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Brooke J

Many freshmen go into college nervous that they won't be able to find their classes, know other students they relate to or if they'll get their professor's attention. At UW-Marinette, because classes are small, you can connect with other students and professors.


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