NEW ERA is a consortium that fosters regional partnerships among the public colleges and universities in the New North to better serve the educational needs of the 1.2 million people in northeast Wisconsin. NEW ERA is driving a comprehensive, complementary alliance of seamless educational opportunities leading to the betterment of life and living for students in northeast Wisconsin.


In northeastern Wisconsin’s New North, the publicly-supported institutions of higher education have been working together for over two decades in a regional alliance that is nationally distinctive. NEW ERA has emphasized cooperation and collaboration as a way to unify higher education’s role as a catalyst for economic growth, the preservation of quality jobs and the high quality of life in this great region.