Returning/Adult Students

A college education and a degree open doors — for you and for your life. They can mean new skills, a better job, a career, a promotion, a higher salary. Our objective is to help you and other returning adults succeed as you start or continue your degree.

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Student Testimonials

"We like learning with classmates like us, staying focused, and getting right to the heart of the topic."
--Jessica Stensvold
Stone Lake
FastTrack Student

Cheryl Maki

"FastTrack's format makes college possible and works well around traditional working schedules."
--Cheryl Maki
Director of Web Services
DCS Netlink, Rice Lake



Kathy Ricci"I considered college years ago but the timing wasn't right. Today, I'm on track to complete my degree and I'm feeling great about my future!"
--Kathy Ricci
FastTrack/Business Student
NW Region Administrative Assistant
Johnson Bank Rice Lake Branch


Troy Schumacher“I have always had a desire to further my education, but never the opportunity to do so because of finances, fear of failure, and of course, my age. Things worked out with the support of family, friends, UW staff, and financial aid. As for the fear of failure, everything we know has to be learned. Just by applying yourself and asking tons of questions it's almost impossible to fail because everyone is here to learn.”
--Troy Schumacher
UW-Barron County Alumnus, Rice Lake, Wisconsin


If you are a bit nervous at the prospect of returning to school, we understand. More than one fifth of our students are 22 or older. That means you’ll benefit from services designed with the adult student in mind. It also means you’ll fit right in.

At UW-Barron County, you’ll have an advisor who is dedicated to meeting the needs of adult students. Someone who understands your unique needs. Someone who listens. Someone who is even available by appointment in the evening to meet with you. It’s the kind of personal attention that makes adults feel comfortable here.

Staff & Services

UW-Barron County offers top-notch accommodations to returning adult students who wish to further their educational goals and boost the skills they have to offer to their employers. Below, meet some of our staff members who are dedicated to assisting adult students.

Deborah Neuheisel 
Adult Student & Academic Assistance Advisor

Doug Edwardsen
Continuing Education, Program Manager