If you're looking for quality education, you couldn't come to a better place. Our state's strong history in education can be traced back to 1856, when the nation's first kindergarten was opened in Wisconsin. Today, our high school students consistently outperform the national average on the ACT test and in 2006, ranked second nationally on the college entrance exam.
Sixty-five percent of our residents have attended at least some college, many of them at one of the region's more than a dozen institutions of higher learning. These include five campuses of the University of Wisconsin system, three major private universities, 10 four-year colleges, four vocational colleges and several specialty institutions.
The Milwaukee Region has one of the highest college students-per-capita ratios in the United States. Local colleges, universities and technical schools enroll more than 100,000 students in any given year, including 60,000 in undergraduate programs, 15,000 in graduate programs and 25,000 in associate degree and vocational diploma programs. There's a degree program for almost every interest including medical, dental, law, urban planning, nursing, education, engineering and business (including a half dozen MBA programs).