Our Polytechnic Advantage

Applied Learning & Research + Business & Industry Collaboration + Career-Focused Experiences
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100% graduate with applied learning experiences.

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99% employed or continuing education.

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100% programs advised by industry professionals.

Our Polytechnic Advantage

Polytechnic institutions are career-focused, technology-driven universities that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees based in applied learning and research. 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 education.

Applied Learning & Research

At Stout, you'll do more on day one. Unlike other four-year universities, UW-Stout has 3x as many labs and studios as traditional classrooms, so you'll spend more time applying your knowledge and skills in actual hands-on environments, doing undergraduate research, and in paid co-ops across the U.S., where you can earn while you learn.

Business & Industry Collaboration

Throughout your education, you'll connect in and out of class with leaders in your field who are making an impact and driving innovation. UW-Stout's business and industry partnerships have helped us stay ahead of the competition and on the leading edge of change by providing our students with work on industry-sponsored projects using professional technology to solve real-world problems.

Career-Focused Experiences

On top of your experiential learning, we'll prepare you to succeed long before you graduate. You'll meet recruiters as early as your second year as you line up co-op or internship placements. By the time you're preparing to graduate, you'll be back among familiar faces talking with the 1,500 employers nationwide who actively recruit students like you at our career fairs—some of the largest in the Midwest. Our graduate employment rate has been near perfect within six months of graduation for decades.

 

Applied Learning & Research in Action

The Polytechnic Blend

Among the 3% of Polytechnic Universities in the U.S.

Student & Faculty Research

All Student & Faculty Research News
UW-Stout master’s students in applied industrial, organizational psychology prepare to improve the workplace Featured Image

UW-Stout master’s students in applied industrial, organizational psychology prepare to improve the workplace

Program Director Linnell receives national award for research, commitment to supporting next generation of evaluators
Fermentation station: Microbiology students boost skillsets with pungent lab experiments Featured Image

Fermentation station: Microbiology students boost skillsets with pungent lab experiments

On a recent day in Jarvis Hall at UW-Stout, about a dozen pairs of students leaned against lab tables and dug into the results of fermentation experiments.
Food science graduate student Areeba Ali wins WiSys Quick Pitch state title, People’s Choice Featured Image

Food science graduate student Areeba Ali wins WiSys Quick Pitch state title, People’s Choice

Research into sustainable packaging made from milk protein inspired by Wisconsin’s dairy-rich identity