- Wisconsin has 26 public colleges.students reading book image by fotosergio from Fotolia.com
Wisconsin features 13 different four-year state colleges and 13 two-year colleges. All of the colleges are part of the University of Wisconsin System, which serves more than 178,000 students each year. Rather than having unique college names, all of the schools are identified by the city in which they are located. For example, the Madison campus is known as the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Founded in 1848, the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin is the largest of the state colleges. Annual enrollment is approximately 41,000. The university features 160 undergraduate majors and 155 master's degree programs. When individuals refer generally to the University of Wisconsin, this is the school to which they are referring. The school competes in major Division I sports. The team mascot is the Badger, and the school is a member of the Big Ten Conference.
716 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
- Founded in 1871, the university system's Oshkosh campus is the state's third largest public college. Approximately 13,000 students attend the campus. UW-Oshkosh offers 55 undergraduate majors and 15 master's degree programs. The university, located on the Fox River near downtown Oshkosh, takes pride in establishing itself as a campus with environmental sensitivity. The school developed a plan in 2006 that aims to lessen the school's carbon footprint. The campus also has benefited from green building, an approach to construction that takes into account the environmental impact. The 107-acre campus has 52 buildings, including 11 residence halls.
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- The state's second largest public college, UW-Milwaukee serves more than 29,000 students each year. The school was founded in 1885. Today, UW-Milwaukee offers 84 undergraduate degrees and 48 master's degrees. The school also offers doctoral programs and serves as one of the state's two public research institutions. The university features the Peck School of the Arts, the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53211
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
- The largest of the state's 13 public two-year colleges, UW-Waukesha has an annual enrollment of about 2,000 students. According to the school's website, it was known in 2010 for having the lowest tuition of all of the schools in the state system. The campus is located on 86 acres in the northwestern part of the city. The school opened in 1966. The college offers associate's degrees in arts and sciences. The degrees provide students who do not have a major with the basic general education courses that all four-year colleges require. The associate's degrees require 60 credit hours. The Waukesha campus sets the course for more than 250 majors available through the University of Wisconsin System.
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188