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.

57%
are first generation college students
95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 409

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Andrew G

When I graduated from High School, I decided to attend UW-Marathon County for several reasons ranging from being near to my family all the way to UWMC being a financially sound decision while I explored what I wanted to do for a career.


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Nick P

UW-Extension is an excellent resource and makes information readily available through several avenues. I used several UW-Extension resources to learn the necessary information for the Certified Crop Adviser exam. I often turn to UW-Extension for research-based, unbiased information.


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Donna V

I've been an environmental consultant for the past 30 years and have always relied on the numerous publications from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey for regional geologic information.


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Molly C

I returned to college as an adult. UW-Rock County was a terrific environment that encouraged me to push on after my associates. I was a McNair Scholar and completed the wiscamp fellowship at Whitewater where I completed my Bachelors of Science in Biology.


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Michael H

Earning my Associates Degree from UW-Marathon County was an integral part of my educational and career path. I learned the true basics of building and cultivating business and personal connections. The time I invested there paid off in many ways.


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Taylor E

I was able to complete my dietetic internship through UW-Extension and it gave me the most amazing opportunity to learn about the impact that UW-Extension makes in a community.


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Gil N

I am the first person in my family to go to college and the first to graduate high school. I chose to go to UW-Barron County to get my generals done and then go to UW-Eau Claire or LaCrosse to continue getting my pre-physical/occupational therapy degree.


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Barb R

I was the first in my family (I'm #9 of 10 kids) to attend college, and had no one to guide me through the process. Many of my friends enrolled at four-year campuses or technical programs, but I had NO idea what I wanted to study. UW-Marshfield/Wood County was the perfect fit for me.


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Michael Z

I was fortunate to attend UW-Milwaukee and study Geology; I achieved a BS in Professional Geology in 1983, unfortunately I could not afford to complete a MS Degree. I was hired as a professional Hydrogeologist by the Wis. Dept.


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