1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Madison Area Technical College (MATC) is the technical and community college for the greater Madison area. It is dedicated to providing accessible, high quality instruction and technical experience to meet the needs of its students, community and area employers.

School Highlights

Madison Area Technical College serves 14,526 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 14,526 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,133
  • Out-state tuition: $6,022
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Madison Area Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,394 teachers has grown by 57% over five years.
Madison Area Technical College
(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,394 staff
417 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Madison Area Technical College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Madison Area Technical College diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,526 students
3,046 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,045 students
890 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,481 students
2,156 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
920 students
326 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,027 students
1,294 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
18 students
18 students
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WI All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
2,045 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
187 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
5%
4%
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% Hispanic
12%
10%
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% Black
7%
10%
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% White
68%
69%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.51
0.50
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years) (Year 2007)
33%
42%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
8.36%
0.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,700
$33,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,133 is less than the state average of $4,156. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,022 is less than the state average of $6,308. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,133
$4,156
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,022
$6,308
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
58%
74%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,000
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,819
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
44%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Founded in 1912 to teach vocational skills, today MATC is a nationally recognized community college. It is one of the largest of the Wisconsin Technical College System's 16 colleges and serves approximately 44,000 individuals annually. It provides a comprehensive curriculum of technical, liberal arts and sciences, adult basic education and continuing education, as well as customized training for employers. The college awards associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates and offers classes that transfer to four-year degree programs. MATC serves parts of 12 counties located in beautiful southcentral Wisconsin. Its 10 college facilities are spread among five campuses. MATC's main Madison campus is located in one of the top-ranked places to live in the U.S. It is easy to enjoy the Madison area's lakes, rolling hills, year-round sports and recreation activities and diversity of entertainment, nightlife, and culture. MATC's regional campuses are located in the communities of Fort Atkinson, Portage, Reedsburg and Watertown. In addition, the college offers instruction in hundreds of locations throughout its district. MATC offers 144 associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs, including liberal arts transfer, as well as high school completion options, basic skills education, and hundreds of adult continuing education classes. MATC provides training for more than 100 careers, including such high tech fields as biotechnology, broadcast captioning, electron microscopy, plastics technology, Internet development, computer networking and information technology security. Its varied programs include accounting, marketing, culinary arts, nursing, automotive technology, criminal justice-law enforcement and welding.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Madison Area Technical College cost?

Madison Area Technical College's tuition is approximately $4,133 for In-State students and $6,022 for Out-State students.

What is Madison Area Technical College's ranking?

Madison Area Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Wisconsin for: Largest student body, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 14,526 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,133
  • Out-state tuition: $6,022
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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