Top School for Getting Career Education in Web Design - Madison, WI

School and Ranking Information

There are about five schools in the Madison, WI, area that offer programs in web design. Many of these are private institutions. The following school is the top choice for web design in Madison based on tuition costs, number of programs available, and post-graduation prospects.

  • Winner: Madison Area Technical College is the only public school in Madison that offers certificate and degree programs for aspiring web designers. This school offers training through its Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology - Web Software Developer degree program and through its professional web developer and web page design certificate programs.

School Info Chart

Category Madison Area Technical College
Location Madison, WI
School Type 4-year; mostly associate's; public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $3,914 (in-state); $5,747 (out-of-state)*
Web Design Degrees Offered Certificate, Associate's
Web Design Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 48*
Most Popular Web Design Degree Level in 2013 Associate's (26 awarded)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class 21%*
Noteworthy On-campus student groups include the Madison Information Technology Association and the student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals; MATC reported that over 90% of 2012 web software developer graduates were employed in an IT-related occupation.

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Madison Area Technical College

Madison Area Technical College

  • Web design programs are offered at MATC's Truax Campus in Madison
  • MATC's IT department advisory committee is made up of IT faculty, alumni and local professionals who ensure the curriculum meets the hiring needs of local businesses
  • MATC has agreements with five 4-year colleges and universities to accept AAS in IT - Web Software Developer credits

Madison Area Technical College (MATC) has five locations around the Madison area and four regional campuses scattered around the southern part of Wisconsin. MATC serves about 40,000 students annually and offers nearly 140 technical and academic programs. According to MATC, almost 90% of its graduates find employment within six months of graduation.

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology - Web Software Developer program prepares students for entry-level careers in programming or web analysis. Courses include IT security, website development, database programming and careers in IT. Students learn software applications such as Microsoft ASP.NET and languages such as XHTML, C# and JavaScript.

The 12-credit web page design certificate program is for students who have a technical background and an associate's degree or comparable work experience. Students learn about visual effects, WordPress, and advanced web page design.

Students must earn six credits to complete an IT - PHP Professional Web Developer Certificate. Classes focus on using PHP programming language to create complex web applications.

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