WAICU at a glance

This is WAICU

Wisconsin's private, nonprofit colleges and universities working together for educational opportunity.

The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) is the organization of the twenty-four independent (or private) institutions of higher learning in Wisconsin. Membership is limited to accredited, nonprofit institutions, headquartered in Wisconsin. The presidents of these institutions lead WAICU as its board of directors. All of WAICU's programs support educational opportunity.

WAICU is recognized in state statutes (ss. 15.105(25m), 15.377, 15.67, 16.979, 36.31(2m)(a)1, 36.31(2m)(a)3, 38.50, 39.285, 39.30, 39.41, 39.435, 39.437(4)(a), 115.297, and 118.55) and 2011 Governor's Executive Order # 37, 2012 Governor's Executive Order #59, 2013 Governor's Executive Order #97, and 2015 Governor's Executive Order #147 as the official organization of Wisconsin nonprofit, private (or independent) colleges and universities and their nearly 60,000 students.

Fact of the Month

89.5% of private, nonprofit college graduates were either gainfully employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, compared to 73.4% at public institutions.

Source - First Destinations for the College Class of 2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers

WAICU internship and career fair coming soon

The 25th annual WorkForce Career & Internship Fair will take place at the Exposition Center, Milwaukee State Fair Park from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on February 16, 2016. This exclusive event is open only to students enrolled in or graduated from a WAICU-member college or university. The WorkForce Fair provides an efficient and effective way to interact with employers and learn about exciting internship and employment opportunities. This event connects hundreds of students and alumni with more than 125 regional and national employers. This year, the fair will be accommodating additional graduate programs and nonprofit organizations. Employer registration closes on January 22, 2016. The organizers of the WorkForce Fair are members of WIPCCC, which stands for Wisconsin Private Colleges Career Consortium. Visit the registration page for more information.