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Madison Area Technical College Overview

Madison Area Technical College is a public institution located in Madison, Wisconsin. The city atmosphere of Madison makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Madison Area Technical College Known For?

3,892 Undergraduate Awards
  • The postbaccalaureate certificate is the highest award offered at Madison College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Madison Area Technical College?

Location of Madison Area Technical College

Contact details for Madison College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704-2599
Phone: 608-246-6100
Website: madisoncollege.edu

How Do I Get Into Madison College?

You can apply to Madison College online at: madisoncollege.edu/apply

Madison Area Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Madison Area Technical College?

34% Take Out Loans
13.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Madison College, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $5,198 a year. That adds up to $20,792 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Madison College is 13.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Madison Area Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,937 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,202 undergraduate students at Madison College, with 3,937 being full-time and 11,265 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Madison College

There are also 48 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,937 full-time undergraduates at Madison College, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Madison College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Madison Area Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Madison College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 181
Black or African American 220
Hispanic or Latino 416
White 2,757
International Students 112
Other Races/Ethnicities 251

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at Madison Area Technical College. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 66 countries are represented at Madison College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Congo.

Online Learning at Madison Area Technical College

1,542 Took All Classes Online
4,156 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,156 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Madison College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 14th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Madison College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Madison Area Technical College was -0.7%. This is the #2,248 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Madison College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Madison College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 9%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Communication & Journalism 12%
Computer & Information Sciences 2%
Fire Protection 2%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10%
Health Professions 1%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 4%
Marketing 25%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Madison College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Madison College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Cosmetology #2
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services #3
Housing #3
Precision Metal Working #4
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance #4
Precision Production #5
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair #8
Mechanical Engineering Technology #8
Culinary Arts #8
Electromechanical Engineering Technology #9
Other Computer & Information Sciences #15
Graphic Communications #17
Personal & Culinary Services #17
Real Estate #19
Communications Technologies & Support #22
Data Processing #23
Mechanic & Repair Technologies #24
Fire Protection #51
Hospitality Management #53
Design & Applied Arts #53
Computer Systems Networking #55
Social Work #74
Computer Software & Applications #75
Computer Programming #77
Legal Support Services #77
Entrepreneurial Studies #88
Allied Health Professions #98
Visual & Performing Arts #106
Legal Professions #108
Information Technology #124
Marketing #133
Human Resource Management #138
Business Support & Assistant Services #144
Human Development & Family Studies #146
Engineering Technologies #165
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #173
Public Administration & Social Service #209
Teacher Education Grade Specific #274
Health & Medical Administrative Services #338
Computer & Information Sciences #411
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #460

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Madison Area Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Graduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 629 0 0 0 629
Allied Health Professions 284 52 55 0 391
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 338 0 0 338
Business Administration & Management 29 94 85 0 208
Nursing 0 145 0 0 145
Precision Metal Working 48 0 86 0 134
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 88 41 0 129
Computer Software & Applications 0 59 69 0 128
Information Technology 0 54 70 0 124
Accounting 0 54 59 0 113
Criminal Justice & Corrections 43 58 0 0 101
Design & Applied Arts 0 98 0 0 98
Teacher Education Grade Specific 80 17 0 0 97
Health & Medical Administrative Services 55 19 23 0 97
Culinary Arts 36 22 34 0 92
Carpentry 64 0 23 0 87
Dental Support Services 47 36 0 0 83
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 41 0 37 0 78
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 61 0 9 0 70
Human Resource Management 30 21 18 0 69
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 42 18 0 0 60
Computer Systems Networking 0 31 26 0 57
Marketing 33 22 0 0 55
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 15 34 0 49
Legal Support Services 0 17 0 28 45
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 24 10 0 11 45
Fire Protection 29 15 0 0 44
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 31 0 31
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 18 7 0 25
Mental & Social Health Services 4 19 0 0 23
Computer Programming 20 0 0 0 20
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 20 0 0 20
Hospitality Management 0 12 7 0 19
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 0 19 0 19
Cosmetology 0 0 19 0 19
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 18 0 18
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 18 0 18
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 15 2 0 0 17
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 16 0 16
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 15 0 0 15
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 13 0 0 13
Finance & Financial Management 0 11 0 0 11
Building Management & Inspection 8 0 2 0 10
Civil Engineering Technology 0 10 0 0 10
Health & Physical Education 10 0 0 0 10
Recreation Administration 0 9 0 0 9
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 7 0 1 8
Woodworking 0 0 8 0 8
Graphic Communications 0 6 1 0 7
Agricultural Mechanization 0 6 0 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 6 0 6
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 5 0 0 5
Agricultural Economics & Business 1 0 0 0 1
Insurance 0 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Housing 0 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,633 1,437 822 40 3,932

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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