State relations have never been more important to UWM! You can make a difference by advocating important priorities to your legislators and sharing the UWM story with your friends and neighbors.

UWM receives a portion of its funding through the state’s biennial budget process. The University’s continued growth as a major research institution and its service to the students of Wisconsin relies on continued support from the state.

A variety of advocacy tools are available, including how UWM impacts the economy filling the talent pipeline and has a statewide impact through our students and alumni.

UWM provides an affordable, world-class education to over 24,000 students on three campuses in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington County, contributing to the state’s health, vibrancy and economic growth. The university is a leading educator of architects, engineers, business students, teachers, nurses and other health professionals. 74% of our more than 200,000 alumni live and work in Wisconsin, contributing to the state’s health, vibrancy and economic growth.

Our research faculty partner with Fortune 500 companies like Rockwell Automation and Northwestern Mutual, as well as startups and nonprofit organizations, to advance knowledge and bring new discoveries to market. Investment in UWM is an investment in Wisconsin’s future.

The University of Wisconsin System serves more than 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live.

More than 80 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

Legislative Contacts

Governor Tony Evers | Wisconsin State Senate | Wisconsin State Assembly

Senate Education Committee | Assembly Education Committee

Joint Committee On Finance