Our Polytechnic Advantage
Polytechnic institutions are career-focused undergraduate and graduate universities that combine applied learning with a liberal arts education. UW-Stout was designated “Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University” in 2007 by the UW Board of Regents. As Wisconsin’s Polytechnic, we are uniquely positioned to make you career-ready through our polytechnic tenets:
Learn by doing as early as your freshman year in our interactive learning environments. We have 3 times as many labs and studios as classrooms on campus! Get your hands-on experiential learning opportunities like undergraduate research and paid co-ops where you can earn while you learn.
Choose from distinctive majors within six career clusters to discover your passion. Network at our career fairs—some of the largest in the Midwest—or with the 1,500 employers nationwide who actively recruit Stout students. 98.4% of our grads are employed within six months of graduation.
Connect with the leaders in your field who are making a difference within and outside the classroom. UW-Stout is a recognized leader in creating partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations that infuse their expertise into each of our programs. As a student, you'll collaborate with these partners and our award-winning faculty to solve real-world problems.