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 170,000 students at 13 universities across 26 campuses, and serves more than one million citizens 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 programs.

Eleven comprehensive universities provide students both undergraduate and master’s degree programs in smaller, more individualized academic settings.

Extension works with all 26 UW campuses, all 72 Wisconsin counties, and a wide variety of other educational partners to bring UW expertise to all corners of the state.

All UW System campuses and extension programs provide Wisconsin’s citizens with opportunities to contribute to the state’s growing “knowledge economy” through the UW System’s three-pronged mission of teaching, research and public service.


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