C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A
Madison Area Technical College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
1701 Wright St
Madison, WI 53704

Madison Area Technical College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$13,152/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,692/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,674/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,633/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,219/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,320/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,643Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    47%
  • Variety is the spice of life
    47%
  • Young
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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Madison College was a great place to go to save money for general classes (such as math, english, psychology etc). I got lucky with most of my professors, as they were very knowledgable and organized. Many of my friends had professors that showed up late, didn't really provide a schedule and gave out assignments with no instructions. It seemed as though the professors just wanted to get in and out, which they should care more about teaching the future generation. I didn't truly feel challenged in any of my classes. The most challenging class I had was Statistics. The campus is beautiful and brand new. Parking is free but is quite a walk. I was also a part of the soccer team but it's nothing like I expected. I have played soccer for 14 years so I was hoping for a really competitive level. Most of the girls had never played soccer before so unfortunately it was a waste of 2 out of 4 years of college soccer but still made great friends!
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Madison Area Technical College is a community college with campuses all over Madison Wisconsin. It's main draw is for students seeking a technical education in regards to a specific trade or Wisconsin residents seeking to get their general education credits done here so that they can transfer to a state school in 1-2 years to finish their Bachelors. This path usually saves students $15,000-$20,000 over those 2 years and is the reason that I'm attending. The major draw is that you can get college credit that can transfer to so many different institutions but the downside is that it is at a community college. A lot of the students there are in their 30's or 40's, pretty weird, and as a reflection MATC has a huge drop out percentage. Not to speak negatively of the whole school though. The professors I've had so far are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. And the coursework I've done has been challenging yet rewarding.
Madison College is one of the better Technical Colleges I have ever been to. Their athletics department is fairly high up there, the diversity of their students and classes, both credit and non-credit, is pretty large and all the staff that I have met were courteous and helpful.

There are a couple negative points that I can think of to point out. One is that parking seems to always be a hassle, though they are trying to accommodate as much as they can. Another is, as always, integrity of the professors. Not all of them are bad: in my experience all of the professors I have had were very good. However I did have some near misses with some that were rated very poorly on RateMyProfessor, and I have heard from other students about certain other professors that were not very good to learn from overall.

Just like any other technical college, MATC has its ups and downs, but I can certainly say again that it is one of the better ones I personally ever attended.