Higher Education

A Prime Location For Continuing Education

Whether it is one of Gateway Technical College’s four Racine County campuses and centers, or a quick commute to some of the state’s leading private, public and religious colleges and universities, you can take the next step in your education journey right here in Racine County.

Did You Know?

Gateway Technical College has more than 37 separate transfer arrangements with local four-year colleges and universities, for those students wanting to pursue additional education opportunities upon completion of their Gateway program.

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Area Colleges & Universities

Racine County’s proximity to Milwaukee and Kenosha means convenient access to many great higher educational institutions, including:

  • Gateway Technical College
    Racine County is proud to be home to Gateway Technical College’s Burlington Center, HERO Center, Racine Campus and SC Johnson iMET Center. At Gateway, students receive an industry-focused education that is flexible, accessible, and affordable.
  • University of Wisconsin–Parkside
    UW-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. UW Parkside is located in Somers, Wisconsin, between Racine and Kenosha on 700 acres with natural prairies and woodlands. Enrollment is 5,300 students.
  • Carthage College
    Founded in 1847, Carthage College is a four-year, private college of the liberal arts and sciences in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Carthage combines an environment of reflection and selfdiscovery with a culture of high expectation so students uncover and ignite their true potential.
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
    One of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UWMilwaukee provides a world-class education to a diverse group of 26,000 students. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.
  • Marquette University
    Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools.
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
    MSOE is a private, non-profit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering, Business and Nursing.
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
    MATC is a public, two-year comprehensive technical college offering exceptional educational and training opportunities and services to its diverse metropolitan area.
  • Alverno College
    Alverno College is of the nation’s largest Catholic women’s colleges, Alverno is dedicated to the personal and professional development of its students, offering weekday and flexible evening undergraduate programs for women, as well as graduate programs for women and men.