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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Graham P

My commencement ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County brought a big surprise.


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Paul M

My family has a long, almost dynastic history with the UW Colleges. I am professor of Math at UW-Marathon County, was one of several siblings who all attended UW-Marathon County before transferring to UW-Madison.


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Barbara R

My teaching career didn’t necessarily start because of an unquenchable thirst for molding young minds, it began the way a lot of people decide on an initial career path: money.


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Kyle H

In the video below, I discuss how UW-Sheboygan allowed me to advance in my company by working towards an engineering degree while staying with my family in Sheboygan.


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Chelsea S

In the video below, I explain how the Wisconsin Physician Assistant community-based track allowed me to stay near home while pursuing my career.


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Kristin P

In college, most students are used to being talked at, not briefly talked to and left to their own devices. The power lecture is a black cloud of dread eternally hanging over student’s heads.


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Marlin J

The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Field Station stays true to its past, while keeping an eye on the future. During every season on the 98 acres of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Field Station,


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Jamie P

My work in Shawano County covers a wide breadth of disciplines, from monitoring soil health to helping develop a thermal imaging camera for farmers to examine animals’ hooves.


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Maggie L

I never pictured a sustainability degree leading me into the business world. However, I’m now currently employed at American Family Insurance where my sustainability degree has me helping their new zero waste initiative.


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