Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities

The Greater Madison region's percentage of two- and four-year college graduates, which is roughly 2% and 10% higher than the national average, respectively, speaks volumes about the community's institutions of higher education. The Madison area is home to not only the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the country's leading research universities, but also prestigious private universities and technical colleges.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The world-renowned UW-Madison, one of the nation's top 50 colleges (U.S. News, 2011), hosts more than 42,000 students. The university offers hundreds of academic programs and many rank among the nation's finest. UW-Madison is a leader in several fields including biotech research.

Founded in 1848, UW-Madison is among the largest and most-respected universities in the nation. Few institutions are more widely recognized as leaders in teaching, research and public service. UW-Madison offers 132 undergraduate majors, 148 master's, 107 doctoral and 12 professional degree programs, all of which expose students to world-class faculty and staff who are responsible for not only teaching, but using their skills and research to change the world. Located on the wooded shores of Lake Mendota, the 936-acre main campus is adjacent to the busy city streets of downtown Madison, a community consistently ranked among the best places to live in the nation. (

Edgewood College

Edgewood College is a private, Dominican Catholic institution located on the shores of Lake Wingra. The college features more than 60 majors and 40 minors and a low student/faculty ratio.

Broadview University

Globe University has officially discontinued operations at their Wisconsin campuses and has transferred administration of those campuses to Broadview University. Broadview University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Universities.

Herzing University

Herzing University, a private institution, offers specialized training in computer-related technologies and business careers. Many degree and diploma programs are available including CAD drafting, computer network technology, information technology and technology management.

ITT Technical Institute

ITT Technical Institute is a leading private college focused on technology-oriented programs of study. ITT offers career-focused, degree programs from their Schools of Information Technology, Drafting and Design, Electronics Technology, Business and Criminal Justice.

Madison College

Madison College provides customized employee training and technical, liberal arts and science programs. Each year, about 50,000 individuals receive training in more than 100 careers including biotechnology, electron microscopy and nursing.

Madison Media Institute (MMI)

At the Madison Media Institute (MMI) students get the education needed to work in graphic design, web design, music production, audio recording, game design, animation, video production, talent management, or audio visual systems. MMI offers Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees.

Upper Iowa University

The Upper Iowa Center in Madison serves more than 400 undergraduates and nearly 40 graduate students, pursuing bachelor's degrees, a master's degree in business administration, certificates and associate degrees.

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