Madison Area Technical College

  • 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 16,759 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 23%.
  • Madison Area Technical College is one of 4 community colleges within Dane County, WI.
  • The nearest community college to Madison Area Technical College is Herzing University Madison (2.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Madison Area Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 883 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Madison Area Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty883 staff167 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Madison Area Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Madison Area Technical College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment16,759 students3,351 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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# Full-Time Students4,983 students1,122 students
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# Part-Time Students11,776 students2,229 students
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# Undergraduate Students4,961 students1,021 students
# Graduate Students22 students35 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
4%
7%
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% White
80%
77%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.350.40
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
33%
42%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$33,700
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,133 is less than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,022 is less than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,133$4,945
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,022$6,972
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,250$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Madison community colleges have a diversity score of 0.32, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Madison is Herzing University-Madison. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.