Co-Op Flexibility 6 Locations

We value work – and the learning that happens in the workplace. Gain real-world knowledge and earn academic credit for hands-on professional work experience.

Choose how you learn each and every week. Students can attend in-person, online or remotely. It's a flexible education designed for the busy adult!.

In addition to our main campus in Plymouth, we have six centers throughout the state of Wisconsin.

History of Innovation

Make Your Dreams Come True

Since our founding in 1862, Lakeland University has been a leader in finding ways to help students make their dreams come true.

  • Only school in the Midwest offering students an opportunity to earn a full year of academic credit for their work experience no matter their major via Cooperative Education
  • First school in Wisconsin, and among the first in the United States, to fully offer a degree online
  • One of two American universities with a campus in Japan
  • Decades-long partnerships with many of the state’s technical colleges, offering discounted tuition and accepting maximum transfer credits

We have and will continue to challenge the status quo of higher education – ensuring a college degree is attainable for all students, no matter where they are in their academic or professional journey.

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Lakeland University student poses at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.

Cooperative Education

Not College As Usual

At Lakeland University we value work – and the learning that happens in the workplace. While other schools offer Co-Op and internship programs, Lakeland is the only school in the Midwest offering students an opportunity to earn a full year of academic credit for their work experience

Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the world of work, Lakeland's award-winning Cooperative Education program has an option for you … allowing you to earn valuable professional experience and control the cost of college!

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Customize Your Education

Why Lakeland?

There’s more than one way to get a college education and Lakeland offers them all. Lakeland University students have access to a variety of pathways, and each one can be customized to meet your needs.

  • Traditional, main campus located in Sheboygan Co.
  • Six Centers located throughout Wisconsin.
  • Flexible delivery formats:
    • Onsite: In class one night per week
    • Online: participate weekly when it works best for you
    • Online Live: attend live classes virtually from anywhere one night per week
    • BlendEd Live: attend classes online, remotely or in-person … you choose each week.
  • Transfer up to 90-credits.
  • Financial aid, scholarships and discounts are available.
  • Individualized advising and career development support.
  • Award-winning Cooperative Education program allows students to earn college credit for professional work experiences.

Lakeland was recently honored by U.S. News & World Report on its annual rankings lists of Best Colleges for being among the top schools in the Midwest region in advancing social mobility for its students. 

Majors & Minors

Programs, Degrees, & Certificates

Lakeland University has no shortage of degrees, majors, minors and certificates for our students to pursue during their academic journey. These programs are led by a group of talented and committed faculty who get to know their students, and challenge them to think about their personal, academic and career goals. Learn all about our offerings and design a program suited for your goals and interests! 

Honors Program
Lakeland University computer science majors posing with school robots.
Three Lakeland University students smile at their table during the Student Involvement Fair.


Meet Like-Minded Students!

Students often become involved in one or several of the many organizations formed on campus. What you get out of these organizations varies - you get what you put in! Most students report great personal success including skills development, networking opportunities, and also some of the most fun of their lives!

Student Organizations
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Transfer Students

Ready for a change? Let's do this!

Every year, transfer students and non-traditional students find themselves rethinking college. Also every year, more students decide that Lakeland University is the right choice for them!

Is Lakeland for you?
Associate Degree Graduates
Lakeland University donor wall. Donations come from alumni and friends of the university.

Alumni & Giving

Muskies For Life!

You grew here in many ways, and your Lakeland experience launched you into a successful career! Now, we ask you to help us stay strong and provide the same benefits to future generations of Muskies! 


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