Data Reports

Madison College strives to make data-driven decisions that promote student recruitment, retention, success and process.

Federal- and state-mandated reports are compiled to provide information about Madison College graduates and meet accreditation requirements.

Contact Cary Heyer, Director of Communications and Strategic Marketing, 
at (608) 246-6443 to access data per open records law.

Wisconsin Open Records Law follows FERPA requirements, which prohibit the release of non-directory data information and permit the release of directory data information. Wisconsin Open Records Law cannot compel the release of non-directory data. In general, Madison College must release student directory data under a public record request. Student information with a FERPA hold will not be released under a public record request.

Contact the Office of Learner Success.

Email Institutional Research and Effectiveness from your official government email address.

Gainful Employment Report

The Gainful Employment Report was designed by the U.S. Department of Education to protect students from taking on unsustainable debt so they have an easier time paying for career training. Madison College students can use this data to help make informed decisions about which program to apply to and to meet their potential for gainful employment after graduation.

Another resource for students is O*Net OnLine, which provides details about the workforce to job seekers, workforce development and human resources professionals, students and researchers.

Gainful Employment Reports can be found by program. 

Graduate Employment Report

The Graduate Employment Report (download Excel document) provides information about the types of jobs Madison College students secure after graduation, based on the results of the annual Graduate Employment Survey. The survey attempts to answer:

  • Are Madison College graduates successful in gaining employment related to their field of study?
  • How do graduates feel about the training they received at Madison College?
  • Where are graduates employed? When were they hired? How much do they earn?

The Graduate Employment Report is useful to counselors, current and prospective Madison College students, and employers. It also provides valuable data for developing the college's programs and curriculum, and complies with state and federal reporting requirements.

All program graduates are sent a survey six months after graduation and extensive efforts are made to maximize the response rate of the survey. Calculations of response rates and placement rates, opinions and salaries are based upon the responses provided by the program graduates.

Graduate Employment Reports can be found by program.

Student Outcome Summary

The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2013 was 24.6 percent.
The 3-year graduation rate for part-time students entering in Fall 2013 was 23.4 percent.

The 3-year transfer out rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2013 was 16.7 percent.
The 3-year transfer out rate for part-time students entering in Fall 2013 was 6.7 percent.

58.2 percent of entering full-time students in Fall of 2015 continued the following Fall.
43.0 percent of entering part-time students in Fall of 2015 continued the following Fall.

2016 - 2017 Enrollment Data

Truax Campus
Headcount: 19,593
FTEs: 5,620.4

Downtown Education Center
Headcount: 5,549
FTEs: 665.9

Commercial Avenue Education Center          
Headcount: 2,142
FTEs: 217.3

South Madison Campus         
Headcount: 1,085
FTEs: 91.2

West Madison Campus          
Headcount: 1,083
FTEs: 33.6

Fort Atkinson Campus
Headcount: 1,495
FTEs: 235.8

Portage Campus        
Headcount: 1,647
FTEs: 151.7

Reedsburg Campus    
Headcount: 1,344
FTEs: 165.5

Watertown Campus  
Headcount: 1,062
FTEs: 152.0

Headcount: 7,579
FTEs: 1,610.1

Total Enrollments      
Headcount: 33,412
FTEs: 8,943.5

* Includes dual credit students                     
* Students may be counted in multiple categories  
* FTEs = Full Time Equivalents