Effective July 1, 2018, the 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, joined seven of the UW System’s four-year comprehensive or research institutions as branch campuses. The two-year campuses are now accredited through their affiliated four-year university.

As of July 1, 2018, UW Colleges is a non-accredited service provider of central services, such as human resources and information technology.