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A foundation for your journey

Earn a degree at our UW-Eau Claire – Barron County campus in Rice Lake, Wisconsin and take the next step toward achieving your goals. Your degree can be a tool to help you enter the workforce or a stepping stone to continue your education and earn a higher degree, like a bachelor's degree.

With the lowest tuition in the UW System, starting your degree at our Rice Lake campus is a smart choice. And, with numerous on-campus employment opportunities, your education can be even more affordable! Our campus offers a large, worldwide college experience in a small town atmosphere where you learn from professors who know you by name and are committed to helping you reach your goals. We also have academic advisors who will assist you in making educational plans that align with your career goals and connect you with the resources you need to further your career development outside of the classroom. Hear from our students why they chose UW-Eau Claire – Barron County.

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  • I was surprised by how quickly the administrative staff got to know me. It felt like I mattered and that my goals were important. The genuine care that faculty and staff show students is invaluable and makes the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County experience special.

    Chrystalina Peterson Associate of Arts and Sciences


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    Is UW-Eau Claire – Barron County for you?

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    UW-Eau Claire – Barron County offers courses and degree paths to help you explore your interests, discover new passions and achieve your career goals.

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    Tuition and Fees

    UW-Eau Claire – Barron County is both a practical and affordable option for college. Whether you start here and finish a bachelor's elsewhere, or you intend to seek an associate degree, affordability is a key factor for many.

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    Campus Life

    Take a look at some key aspects of student life at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County. From campus housing to recreation and the arts, we have a vibrant campus life experience waiting here for you.

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