Dean's Welcome

Dean MontgomeryWelcome to the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County!

We may be local but we are “UW” – make no mistake about that!

Students at UWMC are part of one of the finest and most admired higher education systems in the world.

Now in its ninth decade, UWMC is the local leader in offering liberal arts education for first and second year students as well as pre-professional programs in business, engineering, medicine, and nursing.

Students succeed at UWMC because of our size and the very special ability of our faculty to respond quickly and attentively to the individual learning needs of our students.

With an award-winning advising program and such resources as the Academic Support Center, Computer Lab, Career Center, UW System Libraries, and the Wausau Homes Learning Center, our faculty and staff work to ensure students' academic success as they prepare for baccalaureate degrees offered at universities and colleges throughout the United States.

To complement our outstanding learning environment, which includes our new UW Center for Civic Engagement and renovated science labs, UWMC offers abundant opportunities in student life. A residence hall, an active student government association, competitive intercollegiate and intramural sports teams, and many clubs and organizations provide outlets for leadership development and student engagement.

We are proud of the continued success of our students upon transfer. Data shows that UWMC students graduate at higher rates than any other transfer students (up to 20% higher!). In fact, they often graduate at rates higher than students who began their education at the receiving school!

To assist further in ensuring success, we have a Guaranteed Transfer Program. If a student signs up for the program as a new freshman at UWMC and fulfills the credit obligations and grade point average requirements, you can ensure admission and transfer to any UW System institution, including UW-Madison, to complete your baccalaureate degree.

Meeting the academic needs of central Wisconsin is very important to us. Therefore, for our location-bound students who are interested in obtaining a baccalaureate degree, UWMC offers degree programs on our campus in Business Administration and American Studies through UW-Stevens Point, Engineering through UW-Platteville, and Nursing completion through UW-Oshkosh. It is now possible to stay right here in central Wisconsin and pursue your educational goals.

Another unique enterprise for UWMC students centers around the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, located on our campus, which focuses on educational outreach, service learning, and non-partisan public dialogue on important public issues. “WIPPS” provides students with opportunities to actively participate in governmental affairs, enter into public service, engage in civic leadership and perform internships.

We know what students need to be successful in higher education, and we know how to provide students - both adult learners and traditional learners - with what they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Come join us and visit our campus! We believe that you will appreciate our approach to university education, and that you will find the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County to be the best match for your educational needs.

Keith Montgomery, Ph.D.

Dean and Regional Executive Officer

UW Colleges - North Region