Wisconsin

Wisconsin is in no short supply of higher education options, with more than 80 colleges and universities throughout the state. The University of Wisconsin System is the state’s public university system. It has 26 campuses and enrolls more than 181,000 students each year, with more than 1 million through statewide extension programs, making it one of the largest public higher education systems in the country. The Wisconsin Technical System is another major public institution in the state, with 16 college districts across 49 campuses that enroll about 370,000 students a year in its two-year associate degree, technical diploma, or short-term technical diploma programs.

A major goal of Wisconsin’s state government is to make attaining a college degree more affordable and accessible. To that end, it has partnered with the University of Wisconsin System to create a new, flexible competency-based model for delivering higher education. This self-paced model will allow students to start classes anytime and earn credit for what they already know. Another new initiative aims to increase post-secondary attainment through dual enrollment. College-level courses will be made available to high school students either in their high school classrooms or online, so that they can get a jump start on their college career. The University of Wisconsin System has created its own strategies to increase educational attainment, strengthen its higher education, and help create jobs in the state. Its “Growth Agenda for Wisconsin” includes specific goals for increasing the number of Wisconsin residents who have a college degree and leveraging the system’s research capacity to grow more well-paying jobs.

Fox Valley Technical College

http://www.fvtc.edu
1825 N Bluemound Dr.
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 735-5645
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Madison Area Technical College

http://matcmadison.edu
3550 Anderson St.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6210
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Marquette University

http://www.marquette.edu
1250 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(800) 222-6544
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Milwaukee Area Technical College

http://www.matc.edu/
700 W State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443
(414) 297-6542
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin Colleges

http://www.uwc.edu
780 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53708-8680
(877) 449-1877
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

http://www.uwec.edu
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715) 836-5415
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Madison

http://www.wisc.edu
500 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706-1380
(608) 263-2400
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

http://www.uwm.edu
2200 E Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
(414) 229-3800
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

http://www.uwosh.edu
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-3164
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

http://www.uww.edu
800 W Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
(262) 472-1449
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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