UW is launching a new one-stop-shop for online degree programs spanning its 13 universities, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. Officials hope it will boost enrollment and graduation rates, particularly for adult learners and traditional-age students seeking virtual options.
The portal was opened earlier this month and highlights roughly 200 programs, about half of which are bachelor’s degrees. Around 11% of UW’s current population, or 18,000 students, currently learns online.
UW System President Jay Rothman is aiming to see UW graduate 41,000 students by 2028, up from the current 37,000. UW enrollment grew this fall for the first time since 2014, when it had nearly 20,000 more students on campuses than it does now.