The 13 UW Colleges campuses and UW Colleges Online offer an Associate of Arts and Science degree. UW Colleges offers the essential freshman and sophomore curriculum to prepare students for the workforce and for transferring to a bachelor's degree program in more than 200 college majors. Students can also earn a bachelor's degree on campus through collaborations with UW System 4-year universities. Degree programs vary by campus.
Eighty-two percent of UW Colleges faculty members have a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. While their primary focus is on undergraduate teaching, they also conduct original research and participate in community improvement through service learning.