"[K]knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged." --Ordinance of 1787
Nearly 50 years before Wisconsin was a U.S. territory and over 60 years before Wisconsin became a
state, the founding fathers recognized the importance of education. In the more than 150 years since Wiscons
in became a state, higher education has flourished.
Wisconsin universities and colleges are known world-wide for their academic excellence and educational
innovation. Wisconsin universities and colleges have earned distinctions for quality and value from such
esteemed publications as U. S. News & World Report, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Princeton Review and The New York Times.
There is a school in Wisconsin to meet the higher education needs of everyone. Are you seeking an
academic degree program, a specialized certificate program, or an English language training program? Choose
13 Comprehensive Universities
13 Freshman-Sophomore Colleges
20 Private and Independent Schools and Universities
52 Technical Colleges
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StudyWisconsin participating schools.