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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Taylor C

Since I have started at UW-Fox Valley, I feel that I have changed quite a bit. I am much more organized and more comfortable engaging in class conversations.


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Hannah S

I chose nursing because it is an interesting, yet challenging field. I love working with people, and knowing I am making a difference in someone's life is even better! I chose UW- Manitowoc because I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do after high school.


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Phil M

I attended UW Manitowoc from 1984 - 1986.  As my first college experience it opened my eyes, and for the rest of my life, opened doors for me.  The faculty have been lifelong touchstones, colleagues and friends.


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Nick S

I chose instrumental music education because music is a HUGE part of my life. I’ve been learning, studying, and performing music for 10 years. Music has done so much for me and gotten me to places in life I would have never imagined.


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Amy B

I chose my social work major because I have a passion and desire to help people. I have worn different hats in life, so to speak, and I can relate and empathize with those who need a little extra help and guidance.


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Audrey M

Last summer, I was looking to transfer back to my home state of Wisconsin from my previous university in South Carolina.


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Paige S

I chose UW-Barron County for three reasons. First, I was not ready to leave my hometown. Second, I knew that college is an expensive journey, and I wanted to take the most inexpensive route. Third, I was fortunate enough to be educated on the benefits of starting out at a smaller college.


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Muen “Alice” C

I’m happy to study in UW-Marshfield Wood County because it is a good place to start my learning experience in America. It is a smaller campus compared with other four-year university. I have more opportunities to participate in all kinds of school activities and in some leadership program.


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Kayleigh B

I chose UWFox because I knew that the class sizes are a lot smaller than what I would get at a four-year university. I really value the smaller class sizes because I feel as if I learn more and can work at a faster pace.


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