Top Transfer Destinations For UW Colleges Students

Guaranteed Transfer Program gives students choice of next step
By UW Colleges

Many UW Colleges students are receiving their degrees and looking forward to the next step in their college career. Every year, thousands of our students choose to transfer to a four-year university to pursue their dream of earning a bachelor’s degree.

Students can take advantage of the Guaranteed Transfer Program to ensure their hard work carries over to a UW System school of their choice. The education they receive as UW Colleges students serves them well, as those who transfer to a UW institution have the highest completion rate of any transfer students in the state.

Our students have their pick of world-class universities after they complete their education with us, and these are the most popular transfer destinations: 

5. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hundreds of UW Colleges students from every school including UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW-Richland take their next step by attending the state’s flagship university in Madison. UW-Madison is one of the top research universities in the country, enrolls tens of thousands of students every year and is regularly in the Top 10 in producing Fortune 500 CEOs.

Students walk in front of UW-Madison's Bascom Hall
Photo courtesy of Bryce Richter and UW-Madison Communications

4. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

UW-Stevens Point is an incredibly popular transfer destination for hundreds of UW Colleges students. Graduates of UW-Marathon County, UW-Marshfield/Wood County, UW-Barron County and other schools find more than 120 undergraduate program choices at UW-Stevens Point, which is consistently found in the top Public Midwestern Universities in U.S. News and World Report’s College Rankings.

Students in front of Old Main Hall on UW-Stevens Point campus
Photo courtesy of UW-Stevens Point University Relations and Communications

3. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an attractive choice for graduates of UW-Waukesha, UW-Washington County, UW-Sheboygan and other colleges. The UW System’s fourth-largest institution offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and the College of Business and Economics has been named one of the “Best Business Schools” by the Princeton Review.

Class on the patio at UW-Whitewater
Photo courtesy of UW-Whitewater/Craig Schreiner

2. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

UW-Oshkosh is a popular transfer destination for students at UW-Fox Valley, UW-Manitowoc, UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Marinette. Students can explore more than 1200 courses, get involved in one of the 160 clubs and organizations and hit the field with more than 70 intercollegiate, club and intramural sports teams.

UW-Oshkosh sign
Photo licensed under Creative Commons.

1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The most popular transfer destination for UW Colleges grads is UW-Milwaukee, the UW System’s second largest institution and only other research university outside of Madison. Students transferring from UW-Waukesha, UW-Rock County, UW-Richland and other colleges can explore hundreds of student organizations, participate in valuable research opportunities and take in the vibrancy of Wisconsin’s largest city.

Student reading on the UW-Milwaukee campus
Photo courtesy of UW-Milwuakee Photo Services

As our students receive their diplomas and toss their hats, many will be looking forward to where they’re going next. To get started on your dream of earning a bachelor’s degree, check out a UW Colleges campus near you today!