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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to welcome Lakeland University - Green Bay Center to its Main Campus

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to welcome Lakeland University - Green Bay Center to its Main Campus


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to welcome Lakeland University - Green Bay Center to its Main Campus

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is excited to welcome Lakeland University to its main campus in a move that will strengthen their relationship and bring the two institutions together under one roof.

Lakeland will relocate its Green Bay Center to NWTC’s main campus. The center, one of six that Lakeland has in Wisconsin, will be housed in the College of Business building (entrance 3) and will include an office presence and dedicated classroom.

Lakeland, which was founded in 1862 in Sheboygan County, Wis., has had a location in the Green Bay area since 1984, and the move allows the university to continue serving an area that’s come to know Lakeland for the past 40-plus years.

Lakeland President Beth Borgen said the relocation creates a strong synergy between LU and NWTC as both institutions are focused on workforce development, hands-on learning and providing students with multiple opportunities to advance their education.

“Lakeland and NWTC share a vision for a more educated region, and we are passionate about creating easier access for students to achieve their educational goals,” Borgen said. “This move for Lakeland makes so much sense. Many of the students that Lakeland serves in the Green Bay area are NWTC graduates. And now they’ll be able to continue on the pathway to a bachelor’s degree at a campus that already feels like home.”

“NWTC’s core mission extends beyond ensuring that our students graduate, it’s equipping them with the tools needed to reach their ultimate goal – whether that is securing employment or pursuing a 4-year degree. And for those considering the next step in their academic journey, this collaboration will open new doors,” said Kristen Raney, president of NWTC. “We are thrilled to welcome Lakeland University to NWTC, and for the opportunities this partnership will offer to our students and community.”

Through the Green Bay Center, Lakeland will offer more than a dozen bachelor’s degree programs as well as four master’s degree programs, which are available online, in person or any combination of the two.

The partnership will allow NWTC graduates to enroll at Lakeland as juniors, receive a 20% tuition discount for undergraduate courses and gain access to credit for prior learning as well as up to a full year of academic credit for work completed through Lakeland’s innovative Cooperative Education program. Lakeland University will begin offering classes directly on NWTC’s campus beginning this summer.

Lakeland and NWTC have a number of signed agreements that create pathways for students who earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at NWTC to transfer to Lakeland. These pathways give NWTC students a seamless transition into several Lakeland bachelor’s degree programs, such as: Accounting, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership & Development and others.

NWTC and Lakeland’s relationship serves to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for those in the region and also maximize the student experience, administrators say.

“It’s exciting to see private and public institutions working together for a common good – helping our students achieve their educational goals while aligning with regional workforce development needs,” Borgen said.

NWTC will host its Spring 2024 Open House on Thursday, March 21 from 3-6 p.m. Available to all members of the community, attendees can tour the campus, learn more about Lakeland’s new Green Bay Center, and begin next steps in their academic journey.

To learn more about Lakeland University’s Green Bay Center and the partnerships with NWTC, visit

About Lakeland University

Founded in 1862, Lakeland University is an innovative, affordable, four-year, private university that integrates the liberal arts with experiential learning through its award-winning Cooperative Education program. Lakeland serves approximately 2,000 students, including undergraduates at its residential main campus located in Sheboygan County, Wis, undergraduate and graduate students taking evening and online courses through one of Lakeland’s six centers located throughout Wisconsin and undergraduate students enrolled at its Tokyo, Japan, campus. Learn more at Lakeland is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

About Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Established in 1912, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is a two-year technical college with three campuses, five regional learning centers, and several specialty centers throughout a nine-county district. Serving over 24,000 students annually, the College offers flexible degrees, classes, and training in over 200 high demand career fields via in-person, online, and blended instruction. Ninety-one percent of NWTC graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Additionally, hundreds of alumni continue their education through NWTC's transfer agreements with over 40 other colleges/universities. The College is nationally recognized for student success having earned the 2020 Achieving the Dream (ATD) Leader College of Distinction status, 2021 ATD Leah Meyer Austin Award, 2021 Bellwether consortium finalist recognition, and 2019 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. NWTC, home of the Eagles, believes everyone - no matter where they are in their personal and professional journeys - can soar higher. 

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