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 478

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Brad Schimel

My road to success started at UW-Waukesha. It gave me the experience and skills I needed for my educational and professional future.


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Kelsey P

I started my Associates in Science at UW-Richland as a homeschool graduate at 17. I was lucky to form a wonderful relationship with my geology professor and advisor, who immediately started me on a research project that would eventually turn into my MSc research project.


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Brianne S

I started as a returning adult student at UW-Richland with a husband and two-year old. After I receive my Associate's degree, I'll be transferring for my Bachelor's and then plan on becoming a high school math teacher. While working, I'll be pursuing a Master's and potentially a Ph.D.


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Heather P

First, I chose to live in Wisconsin because it has four seasons and many trees here. I chose UW-Fox because it is a bigger school among the UW Colleges and has student apartments nearby.


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Melissa H

I chose UW-Fox Valley because of the affordability and unique opportunities. I estimated a savings of $20,000 by starting my education at UW-Fox. I also knew the campus and faculty prior to enrolling through volunteer opportunities available on campus.


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David J

Having been involved in designing and engineering projects throughout my working career, I decided it was time to finish what I started. I had attended UW-Platteville to study engineering for one year after high school but decided to pursue a career in aviation instead.


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Nickolas W

When I decided to return to school after an extended break, I was influenced by what I had heard from friends who had begun their college educations at UW-Manitowoc and highly recommended attending the campus. Low tuition cost and proximity to my job and family was a huge consideration.


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Jedidiah T

I wanted to go to UWFox because I really enjoyed living in the Fox Valley. I was able to maintain a job that I had in high school, while still pursuing my passion for music.


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Melayna G

I am extremely grateful for UWFox. It is close to where I live, and most of all, it is inexpensive! Without it, I most likely would not have even attempted college. I also love that it's part of the UW system so that I am able to transfer fairly easily to other UW colleges.


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