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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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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Jennifer B

I started at UW-Washington County in 1991. I was a new graduate who was working full time to support my educational pursuits. The community of educators and administrators at UWWC was exceptional - and encouraged me to further academic pursuits. I'm still in touch with some of them.


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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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