MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen issued this statement today:
“We appreciate the Governor’s continued commitment to champion affordable, high-quality public universities here in Wisconsin. As the state’s primary magnet for developing, attracting, and retaining talent, we believe the Governor shares our belief that the UW System can provide solutions to Wisconsin’s most pressing needs.”
The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. More than 80 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.