Established in 1965, the UW-Rock County campus is a partnership between Rock County, which owns and maintains the land and facilities, and the State of Wisconsin through the University of Wisconsin, which pays salaries and operational expenses.
With a student population of about 900, the campus sits on 50 acres, has a 65,000-volume library, a living prairie, and a 225-seat theater. The campus offers collaborative degree programs with UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Superior and UW-Whitewater, which allow students to complete a bachelor's degree on-site.
- Musical presentations, theatre productions, faculty lectures, and athletic events are open to members of the community. Most events are free!
- College for Kids offers local school children unique learning opportunities during the summer months.
- UW-Rock County faculty and staff participate each year in the local United Way campaign.
- Faculty members present a lecture series to the elderly at a local retirement community center.
- Students participate in an internship program, offering their services to local companies while gaining expertise in a chosen field.