Madison, WI: Higher Education Overview

June 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm EST
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus where more than 40,000 students attend. The undergraduate program at UW-Madison is among the best in the country. In fact, U.S. News ranked it #10 among public colleges. The university is part of the Big 10 Conference, and the Wisconsin Badgers compete in 25 different sports that include football to ice hockey.


Catholic Edgewood University

For those seeking a private university, Catholic Edgewood University in Madison provides a faith-based environment for students. Edgewood offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, so students have plenty of options at this independent liberal arts college.


Community Colleges

Madison also has several smaller institutions to choose from. Madison Area Technical College offers more than 140 career training programs for students looking for instruction in high-demand careers like dental assisting and criminal justice. Continuing education and GED preparation classes are also offered at Madison Area Tech.


Learn more about public and private schools in Madison.

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