The University of Wisconsin-Stout was founded by Mr. James Huff Stout as a set of vocational training schools in Menomonie, beginning in 1891. The schools formed an independent institute in 1908 and then came under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of State Colleges in 1955. In 1971, Stout was designated by the Board of Regents as one of only two special mission universities in the UW System. Stout was to offer focused programs "related to professional careers in industry, technology, home economics, applied art and the helping professions." In March 2007, UW-Stout was designated "Wisconsin's Polytechnic University" by the UW System Board of Regents.
UW-Stout offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and certificates from the following schools and colleges:
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management
College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Education
School of Hospitality Leadership
School of Art and Design
UW-Stout also offers an extensive array of online degrees and certificates through the department of Distance Education.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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