Wisconsin Colleges and Universities

Wisconsin is an Outdoor Adventurer’s Dream

State of Wisconsin Image If you want to go to college in Wisconsin, you had better enjoy the snow! Whether you are in the southern portion of the state or attending college up north near Lake Superior, you will see quite a few feet of snow each year. Temperatures can get lower than zero in the winter months, but summers usually hover around the mid 70s to lower 80s. But with all the beautiful outdoor attractions, just bundle yourself up and go see the views! With rivers and streams stretching over 26,000 miles and five state parks, there is plenty to do for wildlife lovers.

Jobs for Different People: Wisconsin has a Diverse Economy

Agriculture, health care and manufacturing are the driving forces of Wisconsin’s economy. Twenty percent of Wisconsin’s gross domestic product comes from manufacturing. Some of the largest employers in the state are Wal-Mart, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Wisconsin is second in milk-production in the United States and a quarter of the country’s cheese comes from the state, making it the leader in cheese production. It is also the leader in oats, tart cherries and maple syrup production.

Professional Sports Team, Wildlife and Shopping

Wisconsin is home to the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. It is also the home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles and the nation’s largest music festival. Milwaukee’s Summer-fest has an average of 2,500 performers. Forty-six percent of the land area is covered in forests making it a great place for snowmobiling, hiking and biking. There are trails all throughout the state where you can enjoy things like cross-country skiing, camping and fishing. Wisconsin is also home to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Northern Lights Playhouse, Scheer’s Lumberjack Show and it is considered the Water Park Capital of the World.

Wisconsin and Its Major Educational System

Wisconsin’s public post-secondary education system is made up of 26 different campuses in the University of Wisconsin System and 16 campuses in the Wisconsin Technical College System. Marquette University, Carthage College and Edgewater College are some private schools in the state. ITT Technical Institute, Rasmussen College and the University of Phoenix are all for-profit colleges that can also help you get a degree online or at a local campus in Wisconsin.

If you would like to learn more about earning your degree in Wisconsin, check out the State of Wisconsin Higher Education site (http://www.heab.state.wi.us/). You can also learn about financing your education here (http://www.heab.state.wi.us/programs.html).