Alumni Outlook Magazine

Polytechnic Information


Polytechnic University AT A GLANCE

Polytechnic universities feature a broad array of academic programs with a focus on applied learning, research and technology. 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’s economy and serve society.
100 +
Number of polytechnic universities in the nation.
UW-Stout is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University.


Number of UW System campuses to provide a laptop computer to all undergraduate students. That campus is UW-Stout.

Number of universities nationwide providing a laptop computer to all undergraduate students.

Percentage of UW-Stout’s classrooms that are modern, mediated learning centers.

Applied Learning

Percentage of undergraduate learning that takes place in laboratories; UW-Stout leads the UW System comprehensives in the percentage of junior and senior group instruction in labs.

Number of laboratories at UW-Stout.

Percentage of UW-Stout graduates who have completed at least one cooperative education experience.

Career Focus

Percentage of UW-Stout graduates who are employed or continue their education within six months of graduation.

Research and Economic Development

Number of inventors per year the UW-Stout Center for Innovation and Development typically assists with prototype development and navigating the patent process.

Number of students (8) and faculty members (5) at UW-Stout who recently have pursued commercialization of innovative products, from patent-pending inventions to intellectual property copyrights.

$156 million
Amount of money UW-Stout has infused into the local economy since 1994 as a result of the Stout Technology Transfer Institute.

Number of jobs the Stout Technology Transfer Institute has created or retained with the local market since 1994

New peer institutions

Arizona State University Polytechnic
California Institute of Technology
California Polytechnic State University-Pomona
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Ferris State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (aspirational peer)
Michigan Technological University
New England Institute of Technology
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury
New York Institute of Technology-Manhattan
Polytechnic University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (aspirational peer)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Southern Polytechnic State University
Stevens Institute of Technology
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute