Welcome to UW-Stout

UW-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’s economy and serve society. UW-Stout has a long and rich history of providing a distinctive array of programs that produce graduates who are prized in the marketplace. Year in and year out, well over 90 percent of our students are employed a year after graduation, and most of them work in their field of study.

Although students come to UW-Stout for myriad reasons, they all benefit from our active, innovative and technology-rich environment. Our applied learning approach combines theory and practice to fully engage students in learning, and we constantly adapt to the new demands of business, industry and society to ensure that our graduates are ready for the marketplace.

Many students come for a particular program that isn’t available anywhere else in the UW System. More than half of the current programs at UW-Stout are only offered here. We have developed world-class programs in many areas and are attracting topnotch professors to teach in those areas.

Many students come because they want to learn in a digital environment. When an undergraduate steps on campus, he or she is handed a laptop computer, which will be replaced after two years. The laptop will become a key tool in their educational experience. UW-Stout has wireless access all over campus, and our professors integrate technology in the way they teach. UW-Stout’s classrooms have the most modern technology and media capabilities.

Many students come to UW-Stout because of its historical devotion to access. While we appeal to the elite high school graduate, we also provide the opportunity to earn a degree and start a professional career to a wide range of learners from all over the Midwest.

Many students come to UW-Stout because of the warm, inviting and safe atmosphere that welcomes them to campus, and for the progressive leadership that keeps UW-Stout—the first university to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award--on the cutting edge of educational advances.

On behalf of our students, alumni, faculty and staff, welcome to UW-Stout!

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen