A smiling recent graduate with his family


Boosting careers – and communities

In a complex employment landscape, we create valuable opportunities for people to enter the workforce prepared, add skills and advance in their careers. We also work with employers to upskill their employees. And we help workers advocate for themselves and their colleagues.

Points of pride

Recruitment professionals nurtured 126,000+ prospective returning adult learners since 2014.

The Professional Degrees and Certificates programs enrolled 3,500+ master’s and capstone certificate learners in FY23.

The Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions provided trainings to 250+ faculty and professionals on how to integrate these skills into courses and workplace trainings via culturally responsive pedagogy.

The School for Workers offered 64 programs (42 percent over FY21) for 1,069 participants in FY22.


From the learners

Coming back to school showed me that you can set a goal and reach that goal and you don’t have to do it alone. With support I was able to apply to nursing school, I got in and I graduated. Now I’m working as a nurse at UW hospital.

— Jessi Kendall, Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award recipient