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    There are no post-secondary institutions in Vilas County, and indeed very few in the Northwoods. The Nicolet Area Technical College is located in Rhineland and has its Lakeland Campus just south of Minocqua. Star Lake, and all of Vilas County, are located in the Nicolet College District, which means property taxes are assessed to support the school, and the school is designed to specifically serve the District area.

    The entire University of Wisconsin system is available to Star Lake residents. The two closest centers are the University of Wisconisn-Marathon County (Wausau), a two-year campus, and the University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point, a four-year campus with graduate programs. Referred to as "the Point" it is a popular college serving the area.

    Northland College, a private four-year liberal arts college in Ashland is the closest school of its kind. It has concentrated on becoming an environmental school, and has received national attention in this area.

    Additional information on these schools is found at the links to the left, as well as the school's websites--links to those may be found by following the links to the left.

    Charles P. Forbes
    March 16, 2007
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