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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Alexandria M

I chose UWFox because it is close to home. I didn’t really want to go away for college because it just wasn’t something that interested me. Being close to home and my family was important. I also chose it because of the affordable tuition and the small class sizes.


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Justin H

One of my projects would not reach nearly as many people- or impact- as it does without the support and innovation from the UWEX Technology Services Unit.


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Darlene P

When the recession happened, I was hit hard - so I decided to attend UW-Waukesha. While I learned things in construction, I was eager to learn more and I also wanted a different way of learning. The first semester was the most difficult as I felt out of place, due to my age.


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Gabby A

Rice Lake, Wisconsin is a small city that I lived in my whole life. After graduating high school, I was itching to leave, but none of my options had panned out. My mother suggested UW- Barron County.


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Michael H

The experiences that my elementary students had through the Adventures in Dairyland program gave them once in a lifetime learning opportunities. I have had former students tell me as adults that the program through the Outagamie Co. Extension was both a highlight and a learning opportunity.


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Michael H

Without the experiences provided to my son by the Outagamie Co. UW-Extension, he never would have learned about career opportunities in the agriculture industry. He is now studying to be an agricultural engineer at UW-River Falls.


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Thomas M

UWMC was the first phase of my academic journey. An associate's degree made for an easy transition to UW - Eau Claire, where I earned a BA in Journalism. That led to a career in news writing, photography, promotions, corporate marketing and sports agency business ownership.


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Katie R

A friend of mine was attending UWFox, and I asked her about the qualifications needed to get into college. I was home schooled and wasn’t sure how it compared to public curriculum. She advised me to go to UWFox and take a placement test.


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Jacob B

I choose to attend UW-Manitowoc because it was close and therefore allowed me to stay at home. I also choose to attend UW-Manitowoc for the reasonable tuition costs.


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