Our area is home to three excellent institutions of higher education that compliment each other and provide valuable talent to our growing business community.
Known as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire consistently earns citations in US News & World Report's America's
Best Colleges Guide. Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine and The Princeton Review also have called UW-Eau Claire one of the
best values in American public higher education. Approximately 10,500 students take advantage of the university's innovative
degree programs - and many participate in the nationally recognized study abroad and faculty-student research programs. UW-Eau
Claire also offers the region a rich variety of cultural entertainment, as well as athletic events and recreational activities.
UW-Stout is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university where students, faculty and staff use applied learning,
scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state of economy and serve society. With an annual enrollment
of 8,400+ students, UW-Stout boasts 90%+ placement of graduates annually for the past 24 years (96.9% in 2005-2006) and is the
first university to receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
One of the fastest growing technical colleges of its size in the nation, CVTC has an annual enrollment of 5,100+ undergraduate
and 10,000 continuing education students. Besides providing quality training and technical assistance to enhance area economic
growth, CVTC is committed to providing a quality workforce through basic skills education, continuing education courses,
national/vendor certification courses and custom training classes for businesses.
Our area school districts are among the best performing school districts in the nation.
Kindergarten - 12th grade school districts serving our area, include:
Altoona Public Schools
Augusta Public Schools
Eau Claire Public Schools
Fall Creek Public Schools
Osseo-Fairchild Public Schools
Catholic Schools of Eau Claire and Altoona
Our students are ranked among the best and brightest in the state and the nation. Here are education related
trends that you can expect in our area:
- Student scores on tested subjects are above the state and the national averages.
- High school students exceed the state and national average in the number of advanced placement and foreign
language classes taken.
- ACT scores are above the state and the national averages.
For statewide and specific school district statistics on student performance, utilize the Wisconsin's Information
Network for Successful Schools (WINSS).