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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Ryan

UW-Marathon County provided me with a solid foundation as a student and made it possible for me to go on to graduate from UW–Madison. In high school, I had not become interested in academics until my senior year, when I discovered a love for learning.


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Melissa M

I chose to study at UW-Fox Valley based on the proximity of the campus to my home, and the experience my brother had while attending the campus when it was still Fox Valley Center.


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Brianna D

UW-Fox Valley was close to home, and it allowed me to work while taking classes as well. I also was drawn to the fact that it's a smaller school, so as a student, it's more personal and easier to get help.


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Matt R

Being the non-traditional student that I am, and a decent amount older than many of the students, I didn’t anticipate making all the great friends I have made. I joke that I am their dad all the time, and they call me old – it’s great.


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Rhonda S

Before I started working at UW-Fond du Lac, my family benefited from the Continuing Education programs. My kids attended LEAPS and College for Kids, which made learning come alive through exciting, hands-on classes. They experienced true 21st Century learning with Mr. Papenheim in robotics.


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Jens C

I took a few years away from traditional school, in that time I started studying things that interested me and retaught myself many subjects ranging from calculus and physics to computer science.


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Rachel A

There is a long line of UW alumni within my family, so the choice to come to UW-Fond du lac was based on that legacy, reputation, as well as location.


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Joe T

UW-Fond du Lac and the other UW Colleges are often referred to as “access institutions” as they provide an opportunity to its students to get a world-class education at a very reasonable cost.


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Ian G

I'm a sophomore at UW-Sheboygan, majoring in electrical and mechanical engineering. I moved to Sheboygan area from Baraboo.


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