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UW-Stout is Wisconsin's comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university.
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Wisconsin's Polytechnic University

One of the Universities of Wisconsin, UW-Stout is Wisconsin's (and Minnesota's) only career-focused polytechnic university. Through a combination of applied learning and research, business and industry collaboration and career-focused experiences, we train emerging leaders to solve real-world problems, grow the economy, and serve society.

Located in scenic Menomonie, Wisconsin, we're an hour from Minneapolis and far from ordinary. Our campus has a long and rich history of unique degree programs ranging from engineering, computer science and business to psychology, education and human sciences. 

Our students enjoy a 99% rate of finding employment or continuing their education after they graduate. We're proud of our tremendous industry partnerships and our contribution to the local and regional economy.

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Driving Business & Industry

We foster a culture where students gain invaluable skills and knowledge at UW-Stout. Our students are immersed in industry-relevant, hands-on learning with three times as many labs and studios as lecture halls. This is partially thanks to our tremendous industry partnerships with nationally recognized companies like Target, Thomson Reuters, Sony, and 3M.

2019-2020 Economic Impact Study

The University of Wisconsin-Stout significantly impacts the business community and generates a return on investment to its major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers, and society. Using a two-pronged approach that involves an economic impact analysis and an investment analysis, this study calculates the benefits received by each of these groups. Results of the analysis reflect fiscal year (FY) 2019-20.

All results in the 2019-2020 Economic Impact Study reflect employee, student, and financial data, provided by the university, for fiscal year (FY) 2019-20. Impacts on the UW-Stout Service Area economy are reported under the economic impact analysis and are measured in terms of added income. The returns on investment to students, taxpayers, and society in Wisconsin are reported under the investment analysis.