Schools & Universities

Higher Education

Madison has been celebrated as one of the nation's best places for education because of the variety of choices for higher education.

Joining the University of Wisconsin are Madison College and Edgewood College.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
UW–Madison is the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System.In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities.
Number of students 42,595 (fall 2012)
Number of undergraduates 28,897
Number of graduate students 9,358
Number of professional students 2,682
Degrees Conferred (fall 2012)
  Bachelor's - 6,452
  Master's - 2,104
  Ph.D./Professional - 867
Edgewood College
A Catholic College in the Dominican tradition Edgewood has been educating people of all faiths for 80 years.
Number of students  2,650
Madison College
Founded in 1912 to teach vocational skills, today Madison Area Technical College is a nationally recognized technical and community college serving parts of 12 counties located in south central Wisconsin. It's the second largest of the Wisconsin Technical College System's 16 colleges and serves about 42,000 students.
Number of students 23,994
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Madison Public Schools

The Madison Metropolitan School District serves over 24,000 students in 48 schools, including 32 elementary schools (grades K-­5), 11 middle schools (6-8), four comprehensive high schools and one alternative high school. The District also has early childhood programs and alternative programs at the secondary level (6-12).

The combination of great teachers, engaged students, small class sizes, bountiful student activities, community involvement and support, innovations, efficient operations, connected recreation, and additional funding sources all combine into a recipe for success.

Last Updated: 07/12/2013

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