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Growth at every age and stage.

From children exploring STEM in precollege programs and Summer Term students taking courses to graduate on time to mid-career adults earning online degrees and seniors studying the humanities, we offer opportunities for all to thrive.

We also help UW–Madison staff flourish. We provide training and skill-building for employees across campus. We support the well-being of our DCS staff with regular pulse surveys, various cross-functional committees and community-building activities. DCS strives for a positive workplace culture where everyone can grow from where they are.

Group photo of a summer cohort

Summer Term online courses allow pre-med student to volunteer in hometown EMS

Latino Youth Summit teacher with her students

Latino Youth Summit invites middle schoolers to explore college

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Noncredit language students bond in Italian 3 class

Points of Pride


Credit Hours

Summer Term enrolled 17,000+ students for 26,000+ course enrollments, earning 75,000+ credit hours in FY22.



Badger Precollege enrolls students from 45 counties across Wisconsin, 27 different states and 21 countries.


Minors Impacted

The Office of Youth Protection positively impacts 60,000+ minors and 8,000+ staff and volunteers participating in youth activities on campus and in 71 counties throughout Wisconsin each year.



Noncredit programs tallied 71,000+ enrollments since 2015.

From the Learners

Summer Music Clinic allowed me to experience the culture, work with faculty and staff and get comfortable with the campus before the chaos of auditioning for the marching band and my freshman year. There’s no doubt that it was a good decision to attend Summer Music Clinic.

Elliott Frank

University of Wisconsin Marching Band member
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We offer educational access to a growing population of nontraditional learners.

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We help learners and staff flourish, no matter where they are on their lifelong learning journey.

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We support people in the workforce and employers across the state – and beyond – with vital tools and knowledge.