Southwest Wisconsin Education

Wisconsin is recognized nationally for its outstanding education system. Wisconsin’s high school graduation rate is the second highest in the nation and the dropout rate is the lowest. Elementary students score in the highest levels for reading and math, and high school students consistently score high on both ACT and SAT college entrance exams.

The Platte Mound M - symbol of College of Engineering at UWP and tribute to Mining Engineering DepartmentThat high level of quality education continues through our colleges and universities. The University of Wisconsin is among the nation’s leading universities, ranking highest in multiple disciplines including engineering, biotechnology and nanotechnology. The Wisconsin Technical College System partners with business and industry to offer students a wide array of educational training programs.


University of Wisconsin – Platteville – Undergraduate and graduate degree programs; distance education; continuing education, recertification and professional development programs.

University of Wisconsin – Richland Center – Associate degree programs; freshman – sophomore campus of the University of Wisconsin system; general education programs.

Technical Colleges:

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College – Fennimore – Associate degree and technical training programs in agriculture, business and information technology, health sciences, industrial occupations, public safety, and the public service industries.

Blackhawk Technical College – Janesville (central campus); Monroe Campus and Beloit Center – Over 100 technical training options available.


Other Area Colleges and Universities:

University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse WI
Beloit College, Beloit WI
Edgewood College, Madison WI
Viterbo University, La Crosse WI
Loras College, Dubuque IA
University of Dubuque, Dubuque IA
Clarke University, Dubuque IA

Other Area Technical Colleges:

Madison Area Technical College, Madison WI
Western Technical College, La Crosse WI


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