Lakeshore Technical College Signs New General Studies Transfer Agreement with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Graduates are guaranteed admission to UW Oshkosh to complete their bachelor’s degrees.




Students in the lakeshore area have a new option on their path to a bachelor’s degree thanks to a new partnership between Lakeshore Technical College and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The partnership agreement allows Lakeshore students who graduate with the college’s new Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree to enroll at UWO with guaranteed junior standing. 

The new associate degree programs launched with the start of Lakeshore’s fall term. Both degrees cover general education requirements for a student whose goal is to transfer to a four-year college to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Students enrolling in the AA and AS degrees have access to federal financial aid and veteran’s benefits while taking their general education courses at Lakeshore.

“This new partnership with UW Oshkosh means our students and our community will have more options available as they start their baccalaureate journey,” said Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “We are thankful for Chancellor Leavitt’s leadership and vision in establishing Lakeshore as meaningful transfer partner with UW Oshkosh.”

“Today's agreement is one more example of higher education in the Fox Valley and northeastern Wisconsin responding to our region. You don't have to zoom out on any map to realize UWO and Lakeshore Technical College are neighbors,” said UWO Chancellor Andy Leavitt. “The lives and journeys of our students often intersect, and now we can celebrate and promote one more fundamental way we are, together, making it easier for learners to access and progress toward a college degree, earning outstanding credentials and experience along the way.”
Lakeshore’s new general studies degree programs require 60 credits including elective courses that allow students to select courses that appeal to their future career plans. The first group of students in the program began classes August 22.

According to Carlsen, UWO is a popular choice among the more than 400 students who transfer each year from Lakeshore to four-year colleges. He says students start on their path to a bachelor’s degree at Lakeshore not only because of the college’s affordability, but also its low faculty-to-student ratio, fewer distractions, and location close to students’ homes.

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 8,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on Lakeshore for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. Lakeshore faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals. 

Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #4 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist three out of the last four years, and the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.

Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore Technical College each year, and associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $54,048 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at