University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is a branch campus of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. It was formerly University of Wisconsin–Baraboo/Sauk County, then a part of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, and a two-year institution of the University of Wisconsin System. UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA.

University of Wisconsin–Baraboo/Sauk County
TypeState university
ChancellorDennis Shields
DeanEd Janairo
Location, ,
CampusSmall town, 68 acres (28 ha)
NicknameFighting Spirits

Prior to July 1, 2018, UW–Baraboo/Sauk County was one of 13 freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer campuses of the UW Colleges and offers a general education associate degree. After beginning their studies at UW–Baraboo/Sauk County, students transfer to other UW System institutions as well as to colleges and universities throughout the country to complete their bachelor's degrees. In 2013, the college had an average class size of 22.5 students.[1] The campus features a 68 acres (28 ha) overlooking the Baraboo bluffs.

On July 1, 2018, the campus formally merged with UW-Platteville, a 4-year comprehensive university that is part of the University of Wisconsin System. At that time it received its current name.[2]


It opened in 1968.[3]

Circa the mid-to-late 20th century West Baraboo did not financially contribute to UW-Baraboo.[3]


It is adjacent to Baraboo High School, Jack Young Middle School, and Gordon K. Willson Elementary School. The only passage between the City of Baraboo and UW-Platteville Baraboo is through West Baraboo.[3]

In 2017 the six tennis courts of Baraboo High were becoming of poor repair because of soil conditions, with two of the courts severely damaged. At that time the district was discussing with UW-Baraboo the possibility of having new tennis courts built on the college property with the district sharing the courts; the college would have eight courts, with the district building four of them.[4]


  1. University of Wisconsin Colleges Office of Academic Affairs. The University of Wisconsin Colleges' Fact Book 2013-2014. Madison: University of Wisconsin Colleges, 2014, p. 29.
  2. "Baraboo UW campus gets new name". Associated Press at the Baraboo News Republic. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  3. Dewel, Bob. "'60s, '70s and sophistication too?" In: "The 1970's" [sic] Pages 989 to 1052. Baraboo Public Library. Retrieved on November 22, 2018. CITED: p. 990.
  4. Prinsen, Jake (2017-07-25). "Baraboo School Board considers building, sharing tennis courts with UW-Baraboo". Baraboo News Republic. Retrieved 2018-11-15.

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