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Return on Investment

It pays to be a Blugold

College is a big investment and knowing that your investment will pay off is an extremely important factor when researching your options. We pride ourselves on giving you the best return on investment for your education.

  • According to, UW-Eau Claire ranks second (behind UW-Madison) among all UW System schools in salary potential, based on our graduates' median early-career salary of $44,000 and median mid-career salary of $76,200.
  • According to the Institute for College Access and Success, UW-Eau Claire students have less debt than the average student in all Wisconsin and Minnesota publics and privates.

Paying for College

Does the investment of a college education pay off? According to the experts, it sure does! While students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today's workplace, they also take with them global competencies and leadership qualities that set them apart at all stages of their careers.

How to pay for college

LAS grad lands in her field of dreams

Alumna Erin Kelly found outstanding support from academic advisor and LAS professor Dr. Analisa DeGrave which, coupled with a great academic experience at UW-Eau Claire, proved to be a winning combination to begin an exciting career.

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The making of a Rhodes scholar

A recent UW-Eau Claire graduate with a passion for research and a natural ability to lead is among the 32 Americans named as 2015 Rhodes scholars.

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Study abroad opens doors to living abroad

For many Blugolds, the desire to live and work around the world is sparked by one of UW-Eau Claire’s myriad study abroad opportunities.

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