The fourteen campuses of the University of Wisconsin Colleges are proud of their access and transfer mission within the University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges offers the first two years of general education that provides students with the breadth of knowledge necessary for baccalaureate or professional study. In addition, UW Colleges offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree designed for adult learners that meet local and individual student needs. Whatever their age, students will find the UW Colleges experience to be excellent preparation for responsible citizenship and a valuable step toward lifelong learning.

The UW Colleges emphasizes teaching excellence. A highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff take an individual interest in students' personal and intellectual development and encourage students to take an active role in their own learning. Each campus has programs to serve the particular needs of its students at all levels of educational preparedness and embraces a commitment to inclusivity for all.

At a UW Colleges campus, students do not need to wait until their upper-class years to take part in an independent study, research, professional conferences, academic organizations and co-curricular activities. Faculty and staff are available to introduce students to these important aspects of academic life.

Our commitment also includes service to our local communities. Local citizens benefit from continuing education, off-campus instruction, cultural enrichment and the professional resources of the UW Colleges.

Teaching excellence, individual attention, high academic achievement, enriching experiences and community service—this is our commitment to our students and our communities.