2016 UW Colleges and Extension Impact Report

Whether it’s a first-generation college student studying in a UW-Marathon County classroom, a small business owner celebrating a grand opening, or a Master Gardener volunteer who has found fulfillment in retirement, we are proud of the vital role we play statewide.

 

$440m
combined value of UWC facilities
57%
are first-generation college students
2,864
college students received online loan counseling

As I reflect on the countless reasons we had to celebrate in the past year, I find the people and programs of UW Colleges and Extension at the root of so many achievements.

Whether it’s a first-generation college student studying in a UW-Marathon County classroom, a small business owner celebrating a grand opening, or a Master Gardener volunteer who has found fulfillment in retirement, we are proud of the vital role we play statewide.

Our impacts are felt deeply in every corner of our state, and it is clear the breadth and depth of our reach is unmatched by any other UW institution.

Thank you for your continued support of UW Colleges and Extension. Together we add to the success and vibrancy of Wisconsin and our communities.

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Cathy Sandeen

Chancellor, UW Colleges and UW-Extension

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BROADCASTING AND MEDIA INNOVATIONS

 

Wisconsin Public Radio listeners per week

490,200

Wisconsin Public Television viewers per week

554,000

CONTINUING EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND E-LEARNING

 

Undergraduate enrollments (campus-based credit activity)

31,398

Graduate enrollments (campus-based credit activity)

7,830

UW Flexible Option: Enrollments

1,184

Online Collaborative Programs: Courses

284

Online Collaborative Programs: Enrollments

5,698

UW Independent Learning enrollments

1,462

UW System Higher Education Location Program (UW HELP) contacts

136,173

Learner Support Services contacts

198,153

Online applications to UW System campuses

176.484

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

 

Teaching contacts:

 

Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension

398,482

Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development

183,361

Family Living Programs

563,393

4-H and Youth Development

134,420

Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

16,540

Leadership Wisconsin

1,035

BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

Capital acquired by clients assisted

$90.6 million

SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer)

$9,194,338

capital infusion

2,873

Consulting and technical assistance clients served

1,546

Wisconsin Business AnswerLine requests served

16,698

Consulting and technical assistance hours

191

Business education programs

1,184

Business education participants (noncredit)

243

Business startups

795

Jobs created

195

Jobs retained

 

LOWELL AND PYLE CONFERENCE CENTERS

 

Conference participants

67,073

Events

2,204

Lowell Center hotel guests

35,568