The University of Wisconsin-Marinette is a freshman/sophomore campus of the University of Wisconsin, one of the finest university systems in the world. 

UW-Marinette offers courses that are the foundation for more than 250 majors. Academic offerings include day and evening credit courses, study skills workshops and an Introduction to College program. Four bachelor's degree programs from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Stevens Point are now available at UW-Marinette through a combination of on-campus, compressed video and online courses. In addition, students can complete bachelor's degrees online from UW-Platteville, Green Bay, Superior, Oshkosh and Silver Lake College. An evening associate degree program is also available by taking on-campus and online courses. Students may also participate in the Guaranteed Transfer Program which makes it possible to begin one's education at UW-Marinette as a new freshman and be guaranteed admission as a junior to any of the UW four-year campuses including UW-Madison after fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements.

The campus is located on 36 acres along the shores of Lake Michigan's Green Bay. Nestled among tall pines are the Main Building, containing classrooms, science and computer labs, the student union/cafeteria, a greenhouse, and administrative offices; the Library/Technology Building which houses the 27,000 volume library, computer lab, classrooms and distance education facilities; and the Theatre on the Bay Fine Arts Building with a 366-seat theatre, art gallery, photography and music studios, performance hall, computer lab and seminar room. The Max E. Peterson Field House which has a gym, nautilus room, Olympic-size pool and classroom for physical education and geography/geology classes, is located one block away next to open fields used for soccer, baseball and flag football.

The UW-Marinette Foundation offers a number of academic scholarships for new, continuing and returning adult students. The Foundation awards approximately $30,000 in scholarships each year.