Madison, Wisconsin (WI) Colleges and Universities

You can find 14 public and private schools within a 25-mile distance from Madison, Wisconsin. Specific details about these institutions can guide you in choosing the right school.

Institutions in the Madison area include 2-year and 4-year public and private schools, along with some technical colleges. To help students evaluate their options, data from the National Center for Education Statistics compiled here include proximity, student population, net price, and graduation rate.

Closest Schools to Madison, Wisconsin

If you opt to study within a 5-mile distance from Madison, Wisconsin, then you'd choose from among the schools included below. Predominantly 4-year universities and colleges, they all offer undergraduate degree programs and/or certificate courses.

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (1.8 miles)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Madison (3.2 miles)
  • Madison Area Technical College (3.3 miles)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (3.5 miles)
  • Edgewood College (4.7 miles)

Largest Schools Near Madison, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison, a public institution, has the largest student population in Madison, Wisconsin. In Fall 2014, it had a total population of 42,598 students. The number of undergraduates reached 30,694. Other schools with large student population include a mixture of public, private not-for-profit, and private for-profit institutions.

  • Madison Area Technical College (16,759 students: 16,698 undergraduates)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (14,045 students: all undergraduates)
  • Edgewood College (2,980 students: 1,935 undergraduates)
  • Herzing University-Madison (2649 students: 2,369 undergraduates)
  • Madison Media Institute (372 students: all undergraduates)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

The cost of attending college is often a factor when a student is searching for a college to attend. The NCES determines the average net cost for colleges by subtracting the amount of financial or government aid a full-time undergraduate student receives from the total cost of attendance. The following five schools have the lowest net prices during academic year 2014-2015.

  • University of Wisconsin Colleges ($7,725)
  • Madison Area Technical College ($13,152)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison ($16,060)
  • Globe University-Madison East ($18,128)
  • Globe University-Madison West ($18,517)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES determines a school's overall graduation rate by the number (or percentage) of full-time undergraduate students who complete their studies within 150% of 'normal time'. For instance, three years would be 150% of normal time to complete an associate degree program, while six years would be 150% of normal time for a bachelor's degree program. Institutions with the highest graduation rates in 2015 include:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (85%)
  • Madison Media Institute (64%)
  • Edgewood College (60%)
  • Herzing University-Madison (37%)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Madison (35%)

Madison, Wisconsin, offers a number of schools where you can pursue your studies depending on your educational goals and needs.

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