Recent Graduates

There are 38 recent graduates of this Madison College program.


Job Placement

Within six months of graduation.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 315021

Credits: 49

Area of Study: Culinary, Hospitality and Fitness

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $6,909.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Cosmetology technical diploma program at Madison College will train you in all things cosmetology, including barbering, nails, and aesthetics. After completing the program, you will be ready to apply for your cosmetology practitioners license. 

As a student, you will receive a kit that includes all equipment and supplies needed to complete this program as a part of a class fee.

Student Cutting Hair in Tru Style Salon

Program Details

Madison College's Cosmetology students attend class full-time during the day, Monday through Friday.

Cosmetology classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.


To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you have been admitted into your program, complete the Next Steps after Program Acceptance to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.


Contact Enrollment Services at or 608.246.6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


After completing the Cosmetology program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Perform shampoo, haircut, and style services
  • Perform skin care services
  • Perform chemical services
  • Perform nail services
  • Develop business practices for industry success
MATC Student triming hair in a salon

Employers throughout Madison consider Madison College's Cosmetology graduates top candidates.

Graduates from this one-year technical diploma program are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of cosmetology, including:  

  • Cosmetologist
  • Hair/Makeup Stylist for theater and film
  • Manicurist
  • Esthetician
  • Platform Artist
  • Educational Director for a salon or manufacturer

Find open jobs in this industry on Handshake

Handshake - matching highly-skilled students and alumni with jobs


  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates411938
    Number of Surveys Sent411938
    Number of Surveys Returned191520
    Percent of Surveys Returned46.3%78.9%52.6%
    Available for Employment181516
    Percent Available for Employment94.7%100.0%80.0%
    Not in Labor Market104
    Percent Not in Labor Market5.3%0.0%20.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed171312
    Percent of Graduates Employed94.4%86.7%75.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation161011
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation94.1%76.9%91.7%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation121
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation5.9%15.4%8.3%
    Employed - No Response010
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%7.7%0.0%
    Seeking Employment124
    Percent Seeking Employment5.6%13.3%25.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses191520
    Very Satisfied (4)866
    Percent Very Satisfied42.1%40.0%30.0%
    Satisfied (3)10911
    Percent Satisfied52.6%60.0%55.0%
    Unsatisfied (2)101
    Percent Unsatisfied5.3%0.0%5.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)002
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%10.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses191520
    Preparation for Getting a Job1189
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job57.9%53.3%45.0%
    Career Change536
    Percent Career Change26.3%20.0%30.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills100
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills5.3%0.0%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education101
    Percent Preparation for Further Education5.3%0.0%5.0%
    Personal Interest144
    Percent Personal Interest5.3%26.7%20.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses151212
    Before Enrollment100
    Percent Before Enrollment6.7%0.0%0.0%
    While Attending the College711
    Percent While Attending the College46.7%8.3%8.3%
    After Training at the College71111
    Percent After Training at the College46.7%91.7%91.7%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses171312
    In College District161011
    Percent In College District94.1%76.9%91.7%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District020
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%15.4%0.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin100
    Percent Outside Wisconsin5.9%0.0%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown011
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%7.7%8.3%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count1064
    Average Monthly Wage$1,624$1,519$1,699
    Average Hourly Wage$9.44$8.83$9.88
    Average Work Hours per Week40.239.738.4
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count535
    Average Hourly Wage$11.21$9.00$11.00
    Average Work Hours per Week23.731.325.7
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Be Inspired Cosmetologist
    Cost Cutters Cosmetologist
    CV Hair Company Hairstylist Lake Mills
    Duncan Edward Cosmetologist
    Escapade Salon Stylist
    Julia Grace Salon Hairstylist
    Self-Employed Hairstylist
    Turning Heads Salon & Gift Boutique Hairstylist Waunakee
    Union Hair Parlor Stylist

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at