Why Choose Madison College?

Making your college choice is a major decision, whether you’re a recent high school graduate or a working adult who’s thinking about starting college—or coming back.

We know you have many choices for education, ranging from a four-year university or community college to a trade school or vocational school. Your decision may depend on choosing between a bachelor’s or associate degree or pursuing job training versus continuing education.

Madison Area Technical College offers the options you need to fit a top-quality, accredited education into your life. Every year, Madison College is the answer for thousands of students who come to classes at locations in Madison, Fort Atkinson, Portage, Reedsburg, and Watertown.

We know that Madison College can be your best choice, too. Below are just a few reasons why you should choose Madison College.

5 Reasons To Choose Madison College

  1. Affordable Education

    Madison College offers one of the lowest costs per credit among area colleges and two-year University of Wisconsin campuses. Madison College students save an average of nearly $13,000 per year in tuition and fees. Plus, student financial aid options are available, which means you can choose the quality education you want — and deserve.

  2. Comprehensive Learning

    Choose from more than 150 programs from the arts, agriculture, business, education and health to law, manufacturing, science, engineering, transportation and more. Explore two-year associate degree programs, technical diplomas, certificates, and hundreds of noncredit classes designed for professional development to start or advance careers. We offer 150+ transfer opportunities from our technical programs to other colleges and universities, where you can earn your bachelor’s degree. Madison College is the largest source of transfer students to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  3. Accessible Environment

    Madison College provides a welcoming environment for all types of studentsWhether you’re a recent high school graduate or an adult who wants to start college, you’ll find many options to help you. Choose from online courses 24/7, as well as hybrid classes that combine online and face-to-face learning or accelerated courses that propel you toward graduation even quicker.

  4. Hands-On Opportunities

    Madison College Health Education BuildingYour instructors are experienced in your field, so they prepare you for real-world demands and opportunities. Put the lessons you learn in class to work right away in state-of-the-art facilities ranging from our Health Education Center to our new stem cell laboratory.

  5. Job-Focused Instruction
    • 89% of Madison College graduates are employed within six months.
    • 95% of those are employed within the state of Wisconsin.
    • 40% of our students take advantage of special transfer opportunities with more than 25 four-year colleges to pursue a bachelor’s degree and build even stronger careers.


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