University of Wisconsin-Stout is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university where students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state economy and serve society.

Our Tenets:

  • Career Focus: A polytechnic university offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates for professional careers.

  • Applied Learning: A polytechnic university blends theory with practice to produce innovative solutions to real world problems.

  • Collaboration: A polytechnic university works closely with business, industry and other educational institutions to benefit students and grow the economy.

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents unanimously approved a resolution designating UW-Stout as "Wisconsin's Polytechnic University" on March 9, 2007. Read the board resolution [PDF] and the university's designation request.

For more information: Send an e-mail to Doug Mell,