Top Ranked University Degree in Computer Programming - Madison, WI

School and Ranking Information

Among the few schools in Madison, WI, with programs in computer programming, only one is not a private institution. Based on programs offered, tuition and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for computer programming:

  • Winner: Madison Area Technical College is the only public institution in the area with programs in the field. The school offers associate's degrees in computer programming.

School Info Chart

Category Madison Area Technical College
Location Madison, WI
School Type 4-year, primarily associate's, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $3,914 (in-state), $5,747 (out-of-state)**
Computer Programming Degrees Offered Associate's
Computer Programming Degrees Awarded in 2013 15*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 21%**

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

Madison Area Technical College

  • Students get exceptional discounts on software
  • There are numerous large employers in the Madison area that actively seek IT graduates
  • Students can participate in the Madison Information Technology Association and Association of Information Technology Professionals

Madison Area Technical College is a 4-year, public school with a main campus located in Madison, WI, and more than 15,000 students enrolled; the student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The IT department offers web programming and mobile application programming associate's degrees.

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Web Analyst/Programmer degree program has a 2-year duration and a curriculum that combines general education courses along with computer knowledge. Courses within the program include database design, website development, Java programming, computer ethics and IT security. Students enrolled in this program must complete an internship in the IT field. Graduates of the program should be prepared to enter directly into a position as a Web designer, Web analyst or Web architect.

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Programmer/Analyst for Mobile Applications Development program also takes 2 years for completion and is close to 70 credit hours. Some of the programming coursework looks at Java, JavaScript and SQL. Students also learn about website development, IT careers, databases and security. Students have an internship in the last semester.

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