Madison Area Technical College

Madison, WI 53704
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Madison Area Technical College is one of the fifteen public 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Madison.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 15,410 students attend the school. Every year 21% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Madison Area Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,966, and fees were $375. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,949 and $375 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students15,410
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Madison Area Technical College Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the WI Department of Regulation. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the national licensure exam to acquire a license as a Registered Nurse.

The program is designed to prepare nurses to practice with technical competence and judgment in a range of clinical settings.

The program recognizes the need to develop the proper mental preparation of the profession by emphasizing the need for self-direction, helpful attitudes, an interest in the welfare of other people and the willingness to faithfully follow procedures as well as being able to work and communicate within a healthcare team.

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED equivalency certificate (higher documented degree if you are a second degree student)
  • Residency (out of state residents cannot be placed on a waiting list)
  • Complete curriculum pre-requisites (Some pre-nursing science courses require a chemistry pre-requisite taken in the last five years.)

Successful applicants are required to attend a mandatory orientation session and students who fail to attend the orientation may forfeit their seat. New students can activate their student accounts online to gain access to class registration information.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 158
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 1
Certificate 100 687
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1978 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $30

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$132/credit
In State Students$132/credit
Out of State Students$198/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$132/credit
In State Students$132/credit
Out of State Students$198/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,940 $5,940 $8,910
ADN 70 $9,240 $9,240 $13,860
BSN 125 $16,500 $16,500 $24,750
FNP 50 $6,600 $6,600 $9,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 62% of Madison Area Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,208
Other Federal Grant 14% $528
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $1,117
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 17% $1,142
Federal Student Loans 37% $5,350
Private Loans 1% $5,814


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,102
$30,001 to $48,000$9,880
$48,001 to $75,000$12,018
$75,001 to $110,000$14,389
Over $110,000$14,411

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Madison Area Technical College
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704

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