University of Wisconsin Colleges

780 Regent St, Madison, WI

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The University of Wisconsin Colleges is a network of 13 campuses and an online program that offer an Associate of Arts and Science degree. The programs are designed to allow students to transfer to a four-year institution. Over 14,000 students are currently enrolled.

The goal is to make education more affordable to everyone. UW Colleges campuses charge the lowest tuition in the UW System. They serve more first-generation college students, more part-time students and more adult undergraduate students than any other UW institution. Annual tuition is $4,750. Student aid is available for individuals who qualify based on their income levels.

The college offer Associate of Science at Art degrees. The first two year of study are offered that allow students to transfer to a bachelor's degree program in more than 200 college majors. Individuals can earn a bachelor’s degree on campus as well.

The college offers a bachelor’s completion program. Instruction is provided by UW Colleges faculty and members from the comprehensive universities. The BAAS degree is designed for  adults who already have an Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree from UW Colleges or an equivalent liberal arts associate degree.

UW Colleges also provide outstanding international learning experiences. Upcoming programs will travel to Italy and Nicaragua. No matter your interest, you can experience different cultures first hand. Study abroad offers opportunities for field study and language immersion. These programs are open to UW Colleges students and non-UW Colleges students and community members. Studying abroad is a lifetime experience you will never forget.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates University of Wisconsin Colleges accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges is around 13,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 28% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $44 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid73%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships54%$4,378
Receiving Student Loans39%$4,412
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of Wisconsin Colleges may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of Wisconsin Colleges is approximately 23%.

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map