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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Nikki D

Golf – whether at work, playing on UW-WC’s golf team or with friends – takes up most of my free time. My experience with UW-WC’s golf team has been awesome – it’s great to play with different teams and meet new people.


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MaryJo K

I am a sophomore at UW-Waukesha, majoring in nursing and planning to work as a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist in pediatrics. I chose UW-Waukesha because I liked the fact that it was a smaller campus compared to other universities.


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Sean P

The one truly great thing about UW-Manitowoc is how involved the professors are in the student’s lives, the close interactions make transitioning into college much easier.


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Moria M

In my free time, I work as an autism therapist. I chose UWFox because it gave me the opportunity to continue working at my job while going to school full time. UWFox is affordable and offered the same classes as a four-year college that I needed to start my college career.


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Brian J

My father was Bernie Jones. In his late 30's he left his job and went back to UW-Fond du Lac full-time to begin completion of his college degree.


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Emily B

My name is Emily Belling, and I graduated from UW-Fond du Lac in 2017. I always thought of possibly going to UW-Fond du Lac for college after high school. However, I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian and would have to go to a larger university for that education.


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Elaine R

I am on the UW Fond du Lac Foundation Board. A couple of months ago I was attending a UW FDL event and I had my UW name badge on. On my way to the event, I stopped to get the oil changed in my car.


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Colleen A

I began my BS in Psychology at UW-Marshfield/Wood County many years ago. I was so scared I would not be able to make it in college classes, and it seemed very expensive.


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Laura S

In June of 2017 I had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Hougham  from the UWEX and a team of K-12 educators from the Omaha Public Schools as we practiced inquiry based activities, data collection, and STEM based activities.


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