• 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 12,618 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 26%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,618 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,282
  • Out-state tuition: $6,171
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 54%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,508 teachers has grown by 93% over five years.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,508 staff
419 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Milwaukee Area Technical College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Milwaukee Area Technical College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,618 students
2,648 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,616 students
924 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,002 students
1,906 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
891 students
293 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,616 students
924 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
9,002 students
1,906 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
187 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
7%
4%
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% Hispanic
18%
8%
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% Black
21%
7%
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% White
46%
74%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.71
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
8.98%
2.04%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,700
$33,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,282 is more than the state average of $4,173. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,171 is less than the state average of $6,317. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,282
$4,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,171
$6,317
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
78%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,953
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,481
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
54%
54%
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ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Milwaukee Area Technical College cost?

Milwaukee Area Technical College's tuition is approximately $4,282 for In-State students and $6,171 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Milwaukee Area Technical College?

The acceptance rate of Milwaukee Area Technical College is 54%, which is equal to the state average of 54%.

What is Milwaukee Area Technical College's ranking?

Milwaukee Area Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Wisconsin for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown, Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,618 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,282
  • Out-state tuition: $6,171
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 54%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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