Science student and professor with snake
UW-Manitowoc Students Researching Creek
Atheletes photo with UW-Washington sign
Baraboo Students Outside Campus
Rock Climber


The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the UW System’s network of 14 freshman/sophomore campuses (including UW Colleges Online) that offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds to transfer into baccalaureate and professional programs. Six of our campuses offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences. UW Colleges serves more than 12,000 students across the state.

The UW Colleges mission is to make a University of Wisconsin education affordable and accessible to all. UW Colleges campuses offer the most affordable tuition the UW System and admit every qualified student who applies. They serve more first-generation college students, more part-time students and more adult undergraduate students than any other UW institution.