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Our four higher education institutions have helped thousands of students earn certificates and degrees in a variety of programs including Engineering, Nursing, and Agricultural Sciences. Our communities offer access to the University of Wisconsin school system through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and there are a variety of two-year institutions in the area too, including Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Blackhawk Technical College, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland. These institutions supply local talent and maintain a stronger workforce in Southwestern Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin Platteville
University of Wisconsin Platteville

Founded in 1866, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville serves approximately 8,000 students from the tri-state area. The university recently collaboratively integrated with former twoyear colleges to form branch campus locations: UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and UW-Platteville Richland.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS: 40+

TOP DEGREES: Engineering, Agriculture, and Criminal Justice

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 20:1

ACCOLADES: Ranked #1 in the state for annual return on investment by 2018 PayScale ratings

CONTACT: Office of Corporate Relations, Eric Fleming, fleminge@uwplatt.edu, 608-342-1970

LEARN MORE: https://www.uwplatt.edu/

Blackhawk Technical College
Blackhawk Technical College

Blackhawk Technical College has facilities in Green and Rock Counties offering 75 plus programs. In Green County, the Monroe Campus has multiple academic programs including Laboratory Technician Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Lab Food Science Technician, Agribusiness Science and Technology, Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy. The Monroe Campus also offers four computer labs, a distance learning lab, a brand new Ag lab, advising and financial aid support and allows students to register for classes.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS: 75+

TOP DEGREES: Medical Laboratory Technician, Lab Food Science Technician, and Agribusiness

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 8:1

ACCOLADES: Providing educational opportunities to its communities for more than 100 years

CONTACT: Tracey Wren twren@blackhawk.edu or Brandi Harris bharris13@blackhawk.edu, 608-329-8200

LEARN MORE: https://blackhawk.edu/Locations/Monroe-Campus

Southwest Tech
Southwest Tech

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College offers over 70 hands-on educational program areas serving over 7,000 students annually in areas from Electro-mechanical technology and welding to nursing and laboratory science. 100% of employers of Southwest Tech graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with the graduates’ technical education, and 97% of graduates are employed within the first year of graduation. The college also provides customized training directly to employers to address worker training skill gaps.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS: 70+

TOP DEGREES: Electro-Mechanical Technology, Associate Degree Nursing, and Electrical Power Distribution

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 16:1

ACCOLADES: Ranked #1 in the state and #13 in the nation for Top Trade Schools by Forbes

CONTACT: Amy Charles, Business & Industry Services Manager, 608-822-2324 or bis@swtc.edu

LEARN MORE: https://www.swtc.edu/