Throughout its history, the University of Wisconsin-Superior has committed to improving the lives and livelihoods of people in northwestern Wisconsin and beyond by seeking knowledge and spreading it to all who may benefit. UW-Superior was founded as the Superior Normal School in 1893. The college joined the UW System as the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1971 and embraced the mission to "foster intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region."
UW-Superior offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees from the following departments:
- Art (Visual)
- Business and Economics
- Communicating Arts
- Educational Leadership
- Health and Human Performance
- Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Natural Sciences
- Social Inquiry
- World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
- Writing and Library Science
The Distance Learning Center offers many degrees at all levels in completely online formats.