Since its creation, the University of Wisconsin System has established itself as one of the world’s premier public university systems. The UW System educates approximately 165,000 students at 13 universities across 26 campuses. More than one million citizens are served through statewide extension and outreach programs.

The UW System’s Research I universities in Madison and Milwaukee offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctoral and professional degrees.  Eleven comprehensive universities provide both undergraduate and master’s degree programs.

Facts & Figures

Explore our Education Reports & Statistics including interactive charts and maps reflecting higher education performance measures and accountability.


Review the primary governance policies and procedures for the entire UW System.

Spotlight ON UW

Learn more in the spotlight on our champions of higher education and responsible stewards of resources involved in every aspect of UW System’s broad mission.

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