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 484

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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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Nico A

The professors on campus are great role models to the students. They push students to learn and understand the subject matter and not just memorize it and forget it. I decided to attend UW-Fox Valley because I was unsure of what I wanted to do.


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Kelsey K

I have always found biology courses interesting. Throughout my elementary years of school, I would always tell my family that one day I would become a doctor. Once I reached high school, I decided to challenge myself with a college level medical terminology course.


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Lauren D

Something unexpected that happened at UW-Fond du Lac was the amount of credits I received from high school classes. With trying to become an Olympian in Judo, I knew that I could never be a full-time student.


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Michael H

I decided to go back to school because I wanted to do something meaningful. I wasn’t happy where I was in life, and at the end of the day I have always wanted to be a teacher. I needed a new start, and UW-Fox Valley was the closest option.


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Bethanie E

I think I was around ten years old when I decided that I wanted to be a marine biologist. It wasn't until the summer before my senior year of high school that I knew it would be a good match for me.


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