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Madison Area Technical College is a public institution located in Madison, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Madison Area Technical College Rankings

Madison College landed the #45 spot in our 2023 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,477 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Madison College also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Madison College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Business Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Business Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Madison College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Hospitality Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Insurance Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Business Support & Assistance Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Accounting Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Specialized Sales Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Finance & Financial Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Human Resource Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Madison College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Schools College Factual
#2 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Schools College Factual
#14 Best Hospitality Management Schools College Factual
#70 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#97 Best Schools Course Advisor
#145 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is Madison Area Technical College?


Contact details for Madison College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704-2599
Phone: 608-246-6100

How Do I Get Into Madison College?

You can apply to Madison College online at:

Madison Area Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Madison Area Technical College?

29% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Madison College, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,380 a year. That adds up to $21,520 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Madison College is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Madison Area Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,622 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,021 undergraduate students at Madison College, with 3,622 being full-time and 9,399 being part-time.


There are also 36 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,622 full-time undergraduates at Madison College, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Madison Area Technical College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 192
Black or African American 215
Hispanic or Latino 492
White 2,342
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 296

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at Madison Area Technical College. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 66 countries are represented at Madison College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Congo.

Online Learning at Madison Area Technical College

7,930 Took All Classes Online
10,116 Took At Least One Class Online
103.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 10,116 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Madison College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Madison College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Madison Area Technical College was 103.2%. This is the #366 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Madison College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Madison Area Technical College Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Office Administration 0 3 68 71
General Business Administration and Management 0 67 0 67
Digital Marketing 33 0 23 56
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 0 0 55 55
Accounting 0 50 1 51
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 30 21 0 51
Customer Service Management 25 0 0 25
Other Human Resources Management and Services 0 0 24 24
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 0 0 22 22
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0 19 0 19
General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science 0 15 0 15
Finance 0 7 6 13
General Hospitality Administration/Management 0 13 0 13
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management 0 0 12 12
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 0 12 0 12
Meeting and Event Planning 0 9 0 9
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 8 0 0 8
Small Business Administration/Management 0 0 5 5
Insurance 0 0 2 2
Operations Management 0 0 0 0
Business & Office Technology 0 0 0 0
Other Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services 0 0 0 0
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurship 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 96 216 218 530


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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