UW-Stout is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university. Our students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state's economy, and serve society. Located in scenic Menomonie, Wisconsin, our campus has a long and rich history of providing a distinct array of programs. Our students enjoy a 97.8% rate of finding employment or continuing their education after they graduate. We're proud of our tremendous industry partnerships and our contribution to the local and regional economy. At UW-Stout, we foster a culture where students gain invaluable skills and knowledge. With 3 times as many labs as lecture halls, our students are immersed in industry-relevant, hands-on learning. This is partially in thanks to our tremendous industry partnerships with nationally recognized companies like Target, Thomson Reuters, Sony, and 3M. But it's not just students who benefit here — for every dollar invested in UW-Stout, taxpayers receive $3.50 in economic contributions. An impact study commissioned in 2016 found that as a whole, our university contributes $271.8 million per year to the regional economy.