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Saturday, September 18, 2010


Higher Education in Appleton

Appleton offers some terrific options for advanced education. Here's a partial list of opportunities in the Valley:
  • Lawrence University - a private university with an outstanding reputation and a beautiful campus, drawing students (1400, all undergrad) from nearly every state of the US plus over 50 foreign countries. Founded by the Wisconsin territorial legislature in 1847, it has been coeducational since its founding and is the second oldest coeducational college in the U.S. In 1964, Milwaukee-Downer College in Milwaukee consolidated with Lawrence, thus merging the traditions of an established coeducational institution with a highly regarded women's college. Lawrence University is a source of numerous cultural events for the community. The music offerings rival that of many larger cities and larger universities.
  • Fox Valley Technical College - a college providing training in many career-related areas. It began in 1917, becoming the first school dedicated exclusively for vocational education. It is one of the best technical colleges in the nation, in my opinion and the opinion of many others. Large, beautiful campus with numerous high-quality courses and leadership committed to excellence. It's a gem for the Midwest and truly one for the Valley.
  • University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley - A significant institution in the UW system, UW-Fox Valley sits on 41 acres of land and boasts 1,782 students. It hosts the world-class Barlow Planetarium and the state's official mineralogical museum, the Weis Earth Science Museum.
  • Extension campuses or centers in the Fox Valley: