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Milwaukee Area Technical College Overview

Milwaukee Area Technical College is a public institution situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Milwaukee Area Technical College Known For?

3,689 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at MATC.
  • In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.

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Milwaukee Area Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MATC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Public Relations & Advertising Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Real Estate Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best General Sales & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Online Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Milwaukee Area Technical College?

Location of Milwaukee Area Technical College

Contact details for MATC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443
Phone: 414-297-6370
Website: matc.edu

How Do I Get Into MATC?

You can apply to MATC online at: www.matc.edu/apply/index.cfm

As long as you submit the requested materials to Milwaukee Area Technical College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Milwaukee Area Technical College?

36% Take Out Loans
22.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At MATC, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $3,619 a year. That adds up to $14,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MATC is 22.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Milwaukee Area Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,413 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,278 undergraduate students at MATC, with 4,413 being full-time and 10,865 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MATC

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,413 full-time undergraduates at MATC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MATC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MATC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 326
Black or African American 1,036
Hispanic or Latino 872
White 1,801
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 378

Over 40 countries are represented at MATC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Milwaukee Area Technical College

1,718 Took All Classes Online
4,280 Took At Least One Class Online
14.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,280 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 4th 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 MATC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Milwaukee Area Technical College was 14.8%. This is the #1,085 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MATC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 5%
Computer Systems Networking 19%
Entrepreneurial Studies 40%
General Sales & Marketing 91%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 19%
Health Professions 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MATC 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 MATC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Relations & Advertising #16
Entrepreneurial Studies #20
Finance & Financial Management #20
Computer Systems Networking #23
Marketing #38
Information Technology #50
Communication & Journalism #62
Accounting #89
Computer & Information Sciences #143
Liberal Arts General Studies #156
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #156
Business Administration & Management #329
Business, Management & Marketing #410

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%.

Milwaukee Area Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 380 0 126 506
Health & Medical Administrative Services 213 23 25 261
Information Technology 113 29 41 183
Business Administration & Management 38 110 30 178
Allied Health Professions 78 51 12 141
Accounting 46 51 36 133
Precision Metal Working 20 12 96 128
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 127 0 127
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 33 7 85 125
Teacher Education Grade Specific 57 51 0 108
Nursing 0 108 0 108
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 57 49 106
Cosmetology 26 0 69 95
Culinary Arts 35 43 13 91
Real Estate 77 13 0 90
Dental Support Services 38 37 0 75
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 70 70
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 66 0 66
Design & Applied Arts 0 42 24 66
Mental & Social Health Services 0 63 0 63
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 62 62
Audiovisual Communications 24 27 6 57
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 42 7 5 54
Computer Systems Networking 0 52 0 52
Ground Transportation 52 0 0 52
Computer Programming 34 14 0 48
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 11 35 46
Legal Support Services 29 14 0 43
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 31 0 12 43
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 42 42
Entrepreneurial Studies 27 0 8 35
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 22 12 34
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 29 29
Electronics Engineering Technology 4 24 0 28
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 23 23
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 8 13 22
General Sales & Marketing 5 17 0 22
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 21 0 21
Human Resource Management 0 19 0 19
Carpentry 0 0 19 19
Civil Engineering Technology 0 17 0 17
Fire Protection 0 17 0 17
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 16 16
Horticulture 0 8 7 15
Graphic Communications 0 15 0 15
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 15 0 15
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 10 4 0 14
Hospitality Management 0 8 5 13
Masonry 13 0 0 13
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 3 8 0 11
Environmental Control Technology 3 7 0 10
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
General Visual & Performing Arts 8 0 0 8
Finance & Financial Management 0 4 1 5
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 4 4
Woodworking 0 0 4 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 4 0 4
Marketing 2 0 1 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 3 0 3
Computer Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Quality Control Technology 0 3 0 3
Music 0 3 0 3
American Sign Language 0 2 0 2
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 1
Computer Systems Analysis 0 1 0 1
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 1 1
Physical Science Technicians 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,442 1,266 981 3,689

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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