Milwaukee Area Technical College

700 W State St, Milwaukee
WI, 53233-1443
Tel: (414)297-6370
18,118 students
Public institution
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is a publicly supported comprehensive higher education institution committed to increasing the potential and productivity of the people in its district through the delivery of high-quality instruction and programs which are consistent with current and emerging educational and labor market needs. General Education is an integral part of MATC programs which provides the knowledge and conceptual abilities that college-educated adults must have to achieve in occupational skills training and to perform more effectively in the demanding, complex world in which they live.
School Highlights:
Milwaukee Area Technical College serves 18,118 students (32% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Milwaukee Area Technical College is one of 7 community colleges within Milwaukee County, WI.
The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee (0.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Milwaukee Area Technical College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 18,118 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,118 students
1,287 students
Milwaukee Area Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
5,770 students
832 students
Milwaukee Area Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 12,348 students
1,021 students
Milwaukee Area Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Milwaukee Area Technical College sch enrollment Milwaukee Area Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Milwaukee Area Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Milwaukee Area Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Milwaukee Area Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Milwaukee Area Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Milwaukee Area Technical College More (2010-2012)
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Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.56 0.45
Milwaukee Area Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,997 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,748 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has declined by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,997 $5,940
Milwaukee Area Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,748 $10,072
Milwaukee Area Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

This four-block campus is located across the street from the Bradley Center. The Downtown Milwaukee Campus features degree, diploma and certificate programs for virtually every interest, and has hundreds of individual classes. Computer labs for doing your coursework and online classes are also available. The Downtown Milwaukee campus currently offers 47 associate degree programs, 27 diploma programs and 46 certificate programs. Community Enrichment Classes offered at Downtown Campus includes courses in American Sign Language 1, Business Organization and Management, Comprehensive Graphic Design, Environmental Science, French 1, Fundamental Photography, History of the Vietnam War Years, Introduction to Theater, Maintaining a Home Computer and Windows XP, Principles of Macroeconomics, Professional Baking and Weight Training/Aerobic Fitness 1.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Milwaukee Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee
    Private for-profit
    310 W. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 500
    Milwaukee , WI , 53203
    0.4  Mi  |  1073  students
  • Milwaukee Herzing University Online
    225 N. 6th St.
    Milwaukee , WI , 53203
    0.7  Mi  |  0  students
  • Milwaukee Kaplan College-Milwaukee
    Private for-profit
    111 W. Pleasant St-Ste 101
    Milwaukee , WI , 53212
    0.8  Mi  |  191  students
  • Brookfield Herzing University Brookfield
    555 South Executive Drive
    Brookfield , WI , 53005
    9.9  Mi  |  0  students
  • Pewaukee Waukesha County Technical College
    800 Main Street
    Pewaukee , WI , 53072
    17.1  Mi  |  8037  students
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