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About Madison College

Madison College is located in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is ranked #1 best place to live in the US (Livability, 2022). Madison College offers technical, liberal arts associate degrees, and certificates in over 180 programs across 11 areas of study. Madison College offers affordable tuition of $7,500 to all. Students will automatically be considered for any international student admission scholarships at the time of submitting their application. The scholarship range is between $2,250-3,380 per year. On-campus employment is a benefit for all F-1 students. Madison College gives our international students priority for on-campus jobs, with the ability to work up to 20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters, earning up to $14 per hour.

Madison College is recognized as the #1 source of transfer students to the University of Wisconsin-Madison which is ranked 13 best public universities in the U.S. (US. News & World Report, 2020). Madison College's guaranteed 2+2 transfer agreement with UW-Madison allows students to spend 2 years at Madison College and 2 years at UW-Madison, saving students $70,000.

Madison College

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2 + 2 Transfer Program

Madison College offers more than 140 transfer opportunities in Wisconsin and beyond

Learn about pathways from Madison College programs to University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Declare intent in year one

  • Maintain 3.0 GPA

  • Meet regularly with an advisor

  • Complete 60+ credits at Madison College

  • Earn two degrees in four years

  • Guaranteed transfer to UW-Madison. Check out the impressive rankings below:

Ranked #8 in total research expenditures among American public universities

#13 Best Public University (US News & World Report, 2020)

#75 Best College Value (Princeton Review, 2020)

#65 World Ranking (QS, 2021)

#33 World Ranking (Times, 2020)

Why Madison College?

Your decision to attend Madison College will lead you to great things. Madison College is the #1 source of UW-Madison transfer students and a leader in workforce training. Whether your goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or begin your career, starting your path at Madison College is the smart choice for your future.

  • Affordable tuition: our tuition per year is only $7,500-9,500!

  • Scholarships available: you'll automatically be considered for any international student admission scholarships at the time of submitting your application. The scholarship range is between $2,250-3,380.

  • On-campus employment: On-campus employment is a benefit for F-1 students who are maintaining their F-1 student visa status. Madison College gives our international students priority for on-campus jobs, with the ability to work up to 20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters, earning up to $14 per hour!

  • Hands-on experience: Madison College is committed to helping students apply the knowledge they learned from the classroom to further their career goals.

Center for International Education (CIE)

At Madison College students work in diverse teams to prepare them for their professional careers. The Center for International Education (CIE) helps meet student needs by providing global learning opportunities, integrating disciplines, programs and fostering connections between different cultures.

Global Showcase: Students celebrate cultures from around the world with other Madison College students, faculty, staff and guests. Students who wish to share performances can highlight their cultural backgrounds with great ethnic food, fashion shows, and international dance and musical performances.

International Education Week: International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

Cultural Connect: An international friendship program that connects international students and U.S. students in a fun, positive, and engaging community. Participants develop meaningful friendships within the program, gain valuable cross-cultural skills and knowledge of other cultures. Members learn to navigate relationships and friendships with those different from themselves, gaining a valuable skillset for their future careers and relationships.

Intercultural Exchange: Madison College strives to cultivate and sustain an environment that recognizes the importance of human differences bringing awareness to culture, sensitivity, integrity and justice in order to promote access, equity, and academic success in higher education

Community Connections: Madison International Partners (MIP) extends welcome and hospitality services to internationals, and promotes in-depth, cross-cultural exchanges between U.S. Americans and international students.MIP helps internationals in the Madison community develop a more personal, positive understanding of the U.S. MIP also offers a dozen programs and activities which serve about 2,500 international visitors, students, visiting scholars, and their spouses and children from the Madison area per year.

Madison Friends of International Students: MFIS is a non-profit organization of volunteers who help international students and their families including temporary hosting of students who have just arrived in the U.S. and Thanksgiving hospitality for international students, as well as assistance at the Madison MFIS office.



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