University of Wisconsin–Washington County

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University of Wisconsin–Washington County
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Type State university
Established 1968
Chancellor Cathy Sandeen
Postgraduates 0
Location West Bend, Wisconsin, United States
Campus Urban
Nickname UW–WC

The University of Wisconsin–Washington County, part of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin–Extension, is a two-year campus of the University of Wisconsin System located in West Bend, Wisconsin, United States.


The founding of a University of Wisconsin System campus in Washington County began with the purchase of land owned by local farmer Carl Pick and UW Regent approval of the site on November 12, 1965.[1] Groundbreaking for the new campus took place on July 12, 1967 and classes first started in September, 1968. The campus has consistently expanded from 1980 to 2009 because of increased enrollment and University program offerings. On February 18, 2009 a dedication was held for the approximately 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of space that was added, including a new Learning Center, state of the art lecture halls and classrooms, engineering labs, faculty offices, and a commons area where students can relax or study.[1]

The current dean of the campus is Dr. Alan Paul Price.[2] Dr. Cathy Sandeen is the chancellor of all the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension.[3]


UW-Washington County through collaborative arrangements with four-year campuses offers bachelor's degree programs in addition to a guaranteed transfer to any University of Wisconsin System four-year university.[4] It also offers an accelerated evening bachelor's degree program called Washington Express.


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