Monday – October 21, 2019

Be a Part of MATC's Diverse Student Community

MATC StudentsMATC offers an incredibly broad range of educational services. We are unique in Wisconsin, and our student body is richly diverse. Here you will encounter everyone from immigrants learning English to university graduates continuing their professional development.

Our student demographics range across the entire spectrum. We view our diversity as a tremendous source of strength.

We especially pride ourselves on serving students who face economic and other challenges, yet remain in school:

  • Many students are the first members of their families to go to college.
  • Slightly less than one-third of MATC students are low-income.
  • About 10,830 students in the 2016-17 fiscal year received financial aid (includes grants, loans, scholarships and work-study employment).


A breakdown of our student body by ethnicity:

  • White - 42%
  • African American - 29%
  • Hispanic - 19%
  • Asian American - 7%
  • Multiracial - 2%
  • Native American/Alaskan Native - 1%

MATC Students studying

Part-time attendees comprise a majority of our total population.


MATC offers many services and course offerings to fit the needs and schedules of working students. 

While we do not gather research on the number who are raising families, all indications point to a substantial percentage. More than 40% of our students are taking evening, weekend and online classes.

  • The number of students with jobs and families partially explains why our student population is somewhat older (average age 30) than at traditional four-year colleges.

We remain deeply committed to occupational training. For MATC December 2015 and May 2016 graduates, their reasons for attending MATC were:

  • Prepare for a job: 33%
  • Career change: 25%
  • Improve existing skills: 23%
  • Prepare for further education: 11%
  • Personal interest: 7%
  • Other: 2%

MATC Student at computer
Increasing numbers of people are striving for bachelor's degrees and beyond. The college has credit transfer agreements with more than 35 four-year colleges and universities, including guaranteed-admission programs such as those aligned with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Marquette University. 

A list of the four-year college/university transfer agreements can be found at

hands on instruction in Foundry programHands-on, job-focused skills training also is a strong focus of MATC. Our graduates are vital to a strong local economy.

MATC enrollment by academic school:

Of our 2016-17 associate degree and technical diploma students:

30% enrolled in School of Business
27% enrolled in School of Health Sciences
22% enrolled in School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
19% enrolled in School of Technology and Applied Sciences
3% enrolled in School of Media and Creative Arts
MATC also enrolled more than 13,500 students in the School of Pre-College Education.

We invite you to explore these other informational resources on

MATC in Action
Annual Report
Graduate Report