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University of Wisconsin Showcases Online Education from 26 Campuses


The University of Wisconsin System has launched a new online education portal called eCampus,, to showcase information about online degree programs and non-degree continuing education programs offered by the 26 campuses of the UW System.

According to Wisconsin distance learning officials, only one in four adults in Wisconsin has successfully earned a four-year college degree. This rate is slightly below the national average. To boost Wisconsin’s economy, and improve employment opportunities, the UW System is beefing up access to online continuing education and degree programs.

The publicly-funded Wisconsin System hopes to increase the number of UW degrees by 30 percent.  Such an increase would mean about 80,000 more college graduates in the state labor pool in the next 15 years.Online education programs listed on the e-course portal site are offered through one or more of 26 campuses within the University of Wisconsin System. Both two-year and four- year campuses are participating in the distance learning project. Online education programs offered range from Certificates in Online Teaching to Online Doctorates in Nursing.

Several of the University of Wisconsin system’s accredited online degree programs have been ranked as national Best Buys by the editorial review team at Campuses ranked as offering affordable online education include Stout, Platteville, Whitewater, and Madison. {{RightSponsor53}}

Both the University of Wisconsin Consortium and the University of Wisconsin Whitewater Business School appear as top affordable picks on GetEducated’s Online MBA Rankings. These two online MBA degree programs are among the most affordable masters offered by regionally accredited business schools nationwide.


The University of Wisconsin Madison has been ranked a top Best Buy among online engineering schools in continuing education—these can be found on GetEducated’s list of the Most Affordable Online Engineering Masters Degrees.

Distance learning is not new at the University of Wisconsin System. In fact, in 1891, the system created an extension education program that included a series of correspondence courses. The mailed correspondence courses, meant to improve agricultural and industrial efficiency in the rural state, marked the beginning of the university’s modern day distance learning programs. Today, Wisconsin’s efforts have expanded to include web-based continuing education and training at all levels.

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