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

About Us
Our mission is straightforward: Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities working together for educational opportunity. We advance the interests and promote the development of independent colleges and universities in Wisconsin. We articulate the values and purposes of independent higher education and educate the public about our sector. We advocate equitable public policy affecting higher education in Wisconsin and nationally, and cost-effective allocation of public funds to assure freedom of choice for students in selecting an institution of higher education. We administer resource sharing, the exchange of information and scholarship, and mutual consultation and cooperation among the twenty-two independent colleges and universities in Wisconsin. We assist members in promoting access, affordability, and accountability. We advance private philanthropy in support of the mission, our members, and their more than 51,000 students.  We welcome you to learn more about Wisconsin’s Private, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities by reviewing the information and publications on this website. 

WAICU Team/Office  

Under new leadership, we are a small dynamic team of thirteen people who share a commitment to the mission. We come from different backgrounds and bring different lived experiences to the table. Some people have been here for more than 20 years. Others have recently joined the team. Everyone’s voice is valued. We strive to be an inclusive organization that reflects the diversity of our members and their communities. Our office is in Madison, Wisconsin, conveniently located just a block from the Capitol.