UWM deepens its positive impact in the city and region through community and business partnerships. Through this work, UWM boasts pervasive community partnerships, community-driven research, educational and research collaborations, contributions to economic development, and contributions to cultural and environmental quality-of-life.

UWM has been named among the nation’s top universities for community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The foundation created its Community Engagement Classification to recognize colleges and universities that benefit their communities in ways not reflected by the national educational data typically used to compile lists of top colleges.