Common characteristics found within Rock County’s K-12 school districts include pace-setting Advanced Placement courses; industry-specific Career & Technical
Education programming; career readiness and preparation; cutting-edge access to workplace technology; and integrated agreements with post-secondary institutions.
Rock County is home to ten K-12 public school districts - with #11, the Lincoln Academy opening Fall 2021 - that provide quality education for the area’s youth with an emphasis on academics, as well as
In addition to its public schools, a strong network of academy, charter, internet-based and parochial schools are available. Rock County is also home to the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
When it comes to higher education, the area is fortunate to have a diverse selection of local and regional offerings. Beloit College, Wisconsin’s oldest four-year
liberal arts college, located in downtown Beloit, plays a pivotal role in many business and community initiatives. Its academic reputation attracts students from across the
A two-year degree option is available at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater at Rock County, part of the campus network that feeds into the nationally recognized University of
Wisconsin System. In addition, a select number of four-year, collaborative degree offerings - such as Engineering and Nursing - have been added as demand for those areas of study are continually increasing. Another two-year option, Blackhawk Technical College, provides demand-driven certifications, associate degrees, and customized job-specific training for area employers and their employees. With multiple campus locations, including a location dedicated to Advanced Manufacturing, Blackhawk Technical College is a training provider of choice for many incumbent workers and area employers. Courtesy of recent credit transfer agreements, associate degree-level credits can now be transferred between Blackhawk Technical College and UWW-Rock County.