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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Bill M

When I learned about the BAAS program at UW-Barron County, I knew it was my opportunity to work towards my bachelor's degree while staying close to home.


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Chelsea S

Wisconsin Physician Assistant community-based track allowed me to stay near home while pursuing my career. The WisPACT program helped me realize there was a health care shortage in Wisconsin.

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Anna B

I attended UW-Marathon County for two years before transferring to UW-Madison through the Connections Program. I was able to fulfill my general education requirements, in addition to the more rigorous pre-med requirements such as Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus 2.


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Emma H

Dane County 4-H and Cambridge 4-H has encouraged me to take STEM projects I probably would have never tried. In the last 8 years, I have enjoyed projected in Aerospace, Computers and Robotics.


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Weeden B

UW-Marathon County laid the foundation for my training to be a future physician. I began my college career at UWMC.


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Aaron F

I began my college education at UW-Marathon County, fresh out of a local high school. It was an opportunity to reduce tuition cost and get a great start on my education. Little did I know that UWMC would also be my educational capstone.


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Ellen W

I began classes at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County in the Spring Semester of 2010. I had no previous college credits and I was in my 40's.


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Carla L

During college, I started working as a nursing assistant and loved it, and that's what prompted me to eventually pursue nursing. With the trend in nursing right now, if I were ever to move out of the state or even change institutions, I would need a BSN to be competitive in the hiring process.


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Lori K

Earning a bachelor's degree in nursing never appealed to me before because with work and family, I was too busy. My work hours fluctuated between days and nights. I needed something that was flexible enough to work with my life. I'm motivated, and I like doing things on my own.


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