Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Milwaukee Area Technical College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Milwaukee.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,012 students attend the school. Every year 11% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Milwaukee Area Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,966, and fees were $525. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,649 and $525 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students14,012
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate51%

Nursing Programs

The Milwaukee Area Technical College Nursing program offers a curriculum that matches programs that are offered in four year colleges and universities maintaining high standards to facilitate credit transfers.

The program does not have a waiting list. Applicants admitted via a petition process. 

Students selected for the program will only be admitted on the basis of MATC district residency, followed by Wisconsin residency and non residents unless otherwise stated.

Petitioning is the formal process of students enrolled in the MATC or eligible for enrollment to submit application documents for entry in the specific program in the School of Health Sciences.

Requirements for the Petition Process

  • Be officially admitted to the MATC with an active code for the RN program
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Complete all pre-requisite courses with a ‘C’ grade or higher
  • Complete NLN pre-admission for RN programs
  • Completion of CNA Training
  • Current CPR certification from the American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider Level
  • Health assessment certification with all necessary immunizations
  • Criminal Background check

The school notifies students the status of their application within 45 days after the deadline for petition has passed. If your are selected, you are required to attend mandatory program specific orientations or will forfeit your seat.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 2
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 10 70
Certificate 35 202
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1959 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1976 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
06/01/1976 - 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 --

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$150/credit
In State Students$150/credit
Out of State Students$216/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $6,750 $6,750 $9,720
ADN 70 $10,500 $10,500 $15,120
BSN 125 $18,750 $18,750 $27,000
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, 73% of Milwaukee 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 59% $4,141
Other Federal Grant 2% $1,263
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $1,049
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 3% $1,105
Federal Student Loans 32% $3,636
Private Loans -- $1,500


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$7,424
$30,001 to $48,000$8,301
$48,001 to $75,000$10,206
$75,001 to $110,000$12,272
Over $110,000$12,759

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W State St
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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