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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Jonathan D

UW-Marathon County was the affordable option in the area. It gave me the chance to ease into college, get a great start to my education and figure things out before moving to a bigger university. My favorite professor has been Eduardo Gregori.


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Greg K

I started at UW-Fox Valley in 2004. After graduating from High School I didn't have a lot of drive toward one specific career path or another and chose the local UW College campus in order to try a little bit of everything. I started by taking a lot of Music classes which I felt was my passion.


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Hannah S

I chose to attend UW-Manitowoc because I knew I would be able to take my general education classes for an affordable price and still have the same college experience. I chose to save money for my last two years of school while staying at home and working full time.


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Chad S

After attending UW-Manitowoc, I am a much better-rounded person. Even though school can be a struggle, I am happy to be bettering myself!


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Jessica M

I chose UW-Fox Valley because the pre-medical courses offered met requirements for the pre-requisites of medical school, which other schools could not offer.


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Sandra R

Love to learn, love to educate grandchildren. Enjoy life. Pass information on. Great! Note: I took mushroom ID - taught my kids - they passed information to their kids!


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Krystina P

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley was a wonderful experience. I came out of high school not having a specific perspective as to what degree I wanted to obtain, but I knew I wanted to receive a degree that was science related.


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Josh L

When I graduated high school I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but I didn't know what degree I wanted to pursue. I chose UW-Fox Valley because I could take the first 2 years of engineering courses and transfer out afterwards.


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Mackenzie M

I tapped into my story on two separate occasions during my senior year of high school. On one cool and crisp fall evening in a press box before a football I carried out my normal pre-game routine.


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