Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the third largest university in the state with a total enrollment of more than 13,900 students, including 1,300 graduate students. The University's 76 associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs are organized within four outstanding colleges -- Business, Education and Human Services, Letters and Sciences and Nursing-- and the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement for students who have significant work and/or family obligations. The University, founded in 1871, serves as the arts and cultural center for 1.2 million residents of northeast Wisconsin, and its NCAA Division III Athletic Program is among the very best in the nation.
Petra Roter is the Interim Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Our commitment to engagement, collaboration and "green" environmental principles guides our strategic and operational planning, while our dedication to liberal education reform, student success services, faculty development, sustainability and integrated marketing and communications makes our academic community distinct. The opportunity our students have to work directly with faculty on state-of-the-art research projects that benefit the community distinguishes an education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. A newspaper editorial entitled "UW-Oshkosh gaining national reputation for research, teaching" noted that "UW-O emphasizes researchers having classroom contact with students," and that "it has learned how to carve out niches of excellence knowing full well that those new branches of research earn it a reputation for innovation."
UW Oshkosh collaborates with regional organizations and communities and serves as an economic engine by contributing more than $501 million to the region annually. But that's not all- the University also brings value in terms of community-building, human capital and brainpower, markets and market opportunity, knowledge and expertise, and regional quality of life. Here is just a sampling of how UW Oshkosh brings value to our regional community and the state of Wisconsin.