Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI 53704-2599


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 15,670
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Madison Area Technical College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

Madison Area Technical College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $5,866 and in-state students paid $3,911.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 60% of Madison Area Technical College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 36% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,177 (which is 5.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Madison Area Technical College in 2016-2017, was 338, which is 36% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,442 (which is 2.6% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Madison Area Technical College has enrolled a total of 15,670 students (4,303 students full-time and 11,367 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 15,670 students, 815 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 15,616 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 54 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,586 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 73%

Hispanic: 9%

Black/African American: 6%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Madison Area Technical College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 40% 3,746 518
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 840 280
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 6% 600
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 516 172
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 457 0
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 3% 327 49
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 282 94
Precision Production 3% 264 20
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 237 79
Personal And Culinary Services 2% 148 20

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Madison Area Technical College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Madison Area Technical College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,600. Last year, out of the total 834 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 784 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 836 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 744 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,600 $37,100
Employment Rate 94% 89%
Total Graduates 834 836

Campus Location

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