DEGREE INFORMATION NIGHT for adults interested in completing a college degree is being planned at UW-Washington County (UW-WC). This special event takes place on Wednesday, August 4 from 4pm to 6pm in Room 101 of the West Bend campus located at 400 University Drive (off Hwy. 33) in West Bend. Interested adults are encouraged to stop in and learn more by picking up information, talking to advisors or taking a campus tour. Advisors from four UW campuses – including UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, and UW-WC will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
Campus advisors will include: UW-WC: Kim Schwamn and Laurie Kuehn; UW-Milwaukee: Angie Runingen and Jim Klingbiel; UW-Oshkosh: Melissa Schmidt; UW-Platteville: Jennifer Foley.
Currently, nine bachelor degree programs are available at UW-WC including:
UW-Milwaukee: Communications, Information Resources, Nursing, and Organizational Administration
UW-Oshkosh: Applied Studies; Liberal Studies with a Leadership Emphasis (accelerated evening program)
UW-Platteville: Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Information on the Washington Express evening accelerated degree program in Hartford will also be available.
Students can also complete freshman and sophomore level classes in over 200 majors at the West Bend campus, then transfer during their junior year to a public or private institution. This provides an affordable option for area students, allowing them to live at home and save a substantial amount on room and board, parking, and other fees. The Guaranteed transfer program helps ensure that all credits transfer.
The UW Colleges specialize in providing a strong foundation for students. Statistics have shown that students who begin their studies at a 2-year UW Colleges campus have higher graduation rates than those who begin their studies at a 4-year campus.