Madison Area Technical College

Tel: (608)246-6100
  • 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 21%.
  • Madison Area Technical College is one of 4 community colleges within Dane County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Herzing University-Madison (2.40 miles away).

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
Madison Area Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 16,759 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment16,759 students3,351 students
Madison Area Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
Madison Area Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,983 students1,122 students
Madison Area Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students11,776 students2,229 students
Madison Area Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Madison Area Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students4,961 students1,021 students
# Graduate Students22 students22 students
Madison Area Technical College Graduation BreakDown WI All Graduation Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Madison Area Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Madison Area Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Madison Area Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Madison Area Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Madison Area Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Madison Area Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Madison Area Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown WI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.0.350.37
Madison Area Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$34,300
Madison Area Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Madison Area Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,022$6,972
Madison Area Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%80%
Madison Area Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,250$11,951
Madison Area Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
Madison Area Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Herzing University-Madison
    Private, for profit
    2,649 students | 2.40 Mi5218 E. Terrace Dr.
    Madison WI  53718
  • 468 students | 4.70 Mi2702 Agriculture Drive
    Madison WI  53718
  • 14,045 students | 5.20 Mi780 Regent St
    Madison WI  53708
  • 2,471 students | 40.00 Mi6004 County Road G
    Janesville WI  53546
  • 8,172 students | 54.10 Mi800 Main Street
    Pewaukee WI  53072
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Wisconsin community colleges have a 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. of 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Herzing University-Madison. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.