Returning Students

It's never too late...or too soon

Madison College is here to meet the needs of all learners, whether you're 18 or 81. In fact, the average age of our students is 29.

Have you been thinking about going back to school? Are you a displaced worker? Have you been out of the job market for a while? Maybe you’re coming back to earn a degree. Or perhaps you just want to take a class and gain some new skills. Whatever you seek, we’ll help you find it. We offer academic advising that caters to your needs, including specialized help for veterans and credit for prior learning.

Madison College offers a fresh start for all students.  

Meet Kendall (Nursing Student)

I took four years off after high school. I came back as a single mom and thought I’d be one of the oldest students here. Boy, was I wrong! 

I’m comfortable here. The small class sizes and flexible scheduling are perfect for me. I’ve also had amazing teachers. I love the pride of getting an A, and my clinical experience at UW-Hospital solidified my passion for nursing. Madison College has helped me to aim high. Coming back to school has been the best thing for my life. I’m headed straight toward my dream career.

Kendall, a Madison College nursing student working with a sim patient

How We Help You Find Your Place

  • Graduate Employment Report
    See income and job placement data collected from recent MATC graduates.
  • Degrees and Certificates
    Take a look at more than 150 associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and certificate programs to help you build your resume, begin a new career and enrich your life. 
  • Continuing Education Programs
    Enhance your career, empower your employees or explore new personal interests through more than 400 noncredit courses related to your work, your home and your life.
  • Flexible Learning Opportunities
    Madison College offers a variety of flexible learning options that allow adult learners to work around their other commitments.
  • Financial Aid and Guidance
    We provide easy-to-follow, 
    step-by-step assistance for specific financial aid processes.
  • Basic Skills for Adults/GED and HSED Training
    Madison College helps students learn basic lifelong educational skills and prepare for successful completion of the General Education Diploma or High School Equivalency Development Certificate.
  • Credit for Prior Learning
    Some of your experiences or credits may transfer to Madison College -- and help you complete your degree faster.
  • Child Care Services
    The Madison College Child and Family Center serves children ages 2 to 5 and is open to students, faculty and staff.
  • Veterans Services
    Whether you are a retired veteran or an active member of the military, services are available for Madison College student veterans.
  • Apply Now
    Take the first step toward earning your degree.