From universities and technical colleges to innovative elementary schools, students in La Crosse have a wealth of options for furthering their education and improving their skill set. Viterbo University, a private college, offers 50 undergraduate majors, 27 minors and four graduate degree programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, teachers are invested in the success of their pupils, making it a great place for those looking to learn in a small atmosphere. A larger environment with an equally stellar reputation is the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Since its inception in 1909, the school has been devoted to offering an environment that emphasizes teaching excellence as well as meeting the needs of students through the academic advisement, counseling and support of the faculty. Students can choose from 85 majors, from microbiology to music, as well as a strong study abroad program. Western Technical College meets the needs of students looking to begin their college career before transferring to a four-year institute or adults looking to return to school. Interactive classes and internships go above and beyond what students can find in a book or sitting at a desk in a classroom. What’s more, the professors have experience in the fields they teach, bringing real-life knowledge to the table. For younger learners, the School District of La Crosse has a dozen elementary schools, five middles schools and three high schools, including a Montessori and charter schools. The city is also home to Three Rivers School, which uses the Waldorf approach to education. And no matter if you’re a student or not, the La Crosse Public Library feeds cravings for a good book with three locations. The main branch houses the La Crosse County Historical Society Museum.