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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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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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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Abbey G

My career or life goal is to empower youth who face adversity in their lives or are disadvantaged. I want to show them the value of education and how it plays a vital role in ensuring a better life.


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Matt S

Every professor at UW-Fox Valley has made a difference in my life. In all of the classes I have taken, the professors teach multi-dimensional thinking and promote the importance of logical and critical thinking.


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Abigail H

I have been lucky enough to spend extra time with the faculty and staff here at UW-Manitowoc outside of class, and they are all amazing!


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