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Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition

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Did you know Marinette and Menominee area residents can now earn a variety of credentials locally – from short-term certificates to master’s degrees? Diverse programs in skilled trades, health care, business, the arts, engineering, science, social services, and many more career fields are located right here in Marinette! It’s all possible through the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition, a collaboration between NWTC Marinette and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The Coalition is our commitment to the region to serve our communities with a wide range of educational and cultural experiences.

Katie Mulzer and Kelly Thompson Blog
Marinette Higher Education Coalition streamlines visit experiences

Prior to our joint efforts as the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition, each of our campuses - NWTC Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus - hosted separate events showcasing our programs and support for students. That approach meant more work for our K12 partners and more days away from school for their students. Students came away from those visits thinking they had to choose one campus or the other for their higher education goals.

What are the benefits for students?

Bachelor’s Degree Options

Do you see a bachelor’s degree in your future? Through the Coalition, you can seamlessly transfer NWTC credits and some associate degrees into UW-Green Bay bachelor’s degree programs. See what bachelor’s degree you can earn fully right here in Marinette.

Access to Classes at Both Campuses

Taking classes at both campuses is easy thanks to the cross-trained advisors who are here to help create a seamless experience for you.

Open Student Activities

Students are encouraged to participate in activities, clubs, and events at both campuses. Join in the fun and get involved!

Cost Savings

Together, we offer affordable tuition rates lower than most regional and online options. Plus, with savings on room and board, scholarships, and financial aid, students save money as they work alongside highly experienced faculty with real-world experience.

This dynamic, hands-on learning environment includes individualized attention, research opportunities, and flexible class schedules to help prepare students for careers of the future.


Interested in collegiate athletics? Students from both campuses can play women’s volleyball or men’s basketball for UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus – home of the Buccaneers! To be eligible, students need to be enrolled in a minimum of just six credits per term (for NWTC students, at least three of those must be UW credits).

Shared Library Resources

Students may use the library at either campus to check out and return books and materials, use computers and printers, study, and ask library staff for assistance with research. Learn more about the shared library resources.

Book Returns

Books and other materials may be returned to either the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus or NWTC Marinette.

Library Contacts:

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

NWTC Marinette
715-732-3647 or 920-498-5493

Patrick Rau, Peshtigo School District Superintendent

“The future of education and our local economy is looking bright thanks to the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition. Recent high-school graduates and those adults seeking a career change have a great opportunity waiting for them as this partnership will provide affordable, flexible, and increased access to learning opportunities, skilled training, and degree options right here in our local community.”

-Patrick Rau, Peshtigo School District Superintendent
Dan Peterson

“This educational partnership is not only a wonderful opportunity for the individual students who enroll, but also for everyone who lives and works in our area. The highly-skilled talent the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition creates is essential to help fuel our local economy. I am very pleased that our two area higher education facilities are working closely together to enhance our local community.”

- Daniel PetersonThe Stephenson National Bank & Trust President/CEO

 Who do I contact for more information?

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Bethany Welch, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, 715-504-3322

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Elizabeth Martin, NWTC Marinette, 715-732-3872