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Being a Badger means something

Why choose UW–Madison Online? Because being a Badger means something. Your passion has a place at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a top-ranked school with successful alumni who support each other and make the world a better place. Read on to learn what being a Badger can mean for you.

Excellence online

Our online degree programs include the superior qualities of our on-campus education and fit into the world of busy people like you. Consider these advantages of a UW–Madison Online education:


With no on-campus requirements, you can learn from almost anywhere, usually at whatever time of day suits your schedule.


For more than 20 years, UW–Madison has offered superior online master’s degrees and certificates. We know how to deliver excellent education online.


With enrollment coaches to guide you, world-renowned faculty support, and academic and career advisors to assist you with career planning, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

We can help you succeed online. For more information, read our Ultimate Guide to Online Business Degrees.

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Student stories

Meet some UW–Madison Online students who share their experiences and reveal what a Badger bachelor’s degree means to them.

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Supportive, influential community

We’re here from the day you consider an online degree through your graduation day and beyond — to listen, encourage and advocate for you. In addition to coaches, advisors and instructors, you’ll connect with other #BadgersOnline to share a learning experience like no other.

After graduation, you can continue your Badger journey as you join 400,000+ alumni around the country and across the world who support each other.

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Reputation and quality

Why UW–Madison? As our students tell us, they want the best. UW–Madison consistently performs well in a broad range of rankings. Our students, faculty and programs regularly come out on top.

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5 stars out of five and one of America’s Best Colleges

Money Magazine, August 2023

in top public schools
—U.S. News & World Report, 2024
among public universities
—The Washington Monthly
university worldwide
—Center for World University Rankings

A place for your passion

Earning your bachelor’s degree with UW–Madison Online is more than getting a piece of paper to hang on your wall or checking off a box on your career to-do list. It is about fulfilling a purpose.

You want more for yourself, your family and your community. We can help you live up to your potential and achieve dreams.

You have determination and resolve. We’ll help you stay focused on getting a degree, even with all the outside forces fighting for your attention.

You don’t give up on your dreams. Join UW–Madison Online, and together we will persist and get you to your goal.

Increasing access

The vision of UW–Madison Online is to improve the quality of life in Wisconsin and beyond by expanding access to education through online undergraduate degrees. See what being a Badger could mean for you.

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