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Amelia Earhart Quote

"There's more to life than being a passenger."

Published September 21, 2018. Updated October 12, 2018.

FItness Center features basketball courts, pool, weights and more

Fitness center memberships are available to all faculty, staff and community members. The fitness center offers the following amenities: three basketball courts, a competition-size swimming pool (25 yards, 6 lanes, 2 diving boards); cardiovascular exercise equipment with TVs; strength equipment and free weights; showers, locker rooms and long-term locker rentals; and group fitness classes.

Published July 9, 2018.

Truax Campus opened in 1986

When the new Truax Campus opened in 1986, it was a marvel of modern technology, housing the college’s first computer lab with 28 IBM and 24 Apple computers. College leaders at the time were also excited about email and the efficiency of “instant connections” to Downtown and regional campuses.

Published June 20, 2018.

Madison College has more than 60 student clubs

Madison College has more than 60 student clubs and organizations. Clubs range from Business Professionals of America, for students pursuing careers in accounting, busness management, finance, office administration and related fields, to the World Student Association, a group that encouranges interaction and understanding between U.S and international students through the sharing of ideas, values and cultures.

Students who are active in campus clubs have the opportunity to attend conferences and social events, participate in competitions and community service projects, and develop leadership and career skills.

Published June 20, 2018. Updated June 25, 2018.

In 1912, classes were held in a room above a fire station

Madison College started as a vocational school operating out of a single room above Madison’s first fire station on Webster Street in 1912. At that time, the school was charged with educating area young people, ages 14 to 16, who had left high school to work in nearby factories and businesses.

Published June 11, 2018. Updated June 13, 2018.

17,562 students attended classes at Truax in 2016-17

A total of 17,562 students attended classes at the Truax Campus in the 2016-17 academic year. Another 5,549 students were enrolled in courses at the Downtown Education Center, 2,142 at Commerical Avenue, 1,085 at Madison South and 1,093 at Madison West. 

Published June 6, 2018. Updated June 8, 2018.

93 percent of grads find jobs within six months

Nearly 93 percent of Madison College graduates find jobs within six months, almost 90 percent stay in Wisconsin and more than 70 percent are employed in the district, according to the 2015 Graduate Employment Report.

Published June 6, 2018.

Madison College offers more than 150 programs

Students can earn an associate degree, technical diploma or a certificate in more than 150 programs. Nearly half go on to earn an advanced degree through more than 150 college transfer pathways.

Published June 4, 2018. Updated June 6, 2018.

Madison College has been educating nurses for decades

Madison College has been keeping our community healthy by educating nurses and other vital health care workers for decades. The Practical Nursing program was established in the early 1950s, and the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program was established in 1970.

Published June 4, 2018.

Portage campus was built in 1977

Ground was broken on the Portage campus building at 330 W. Collins St. in Portage in 1977. Prior to that, vocational classes were taught at the local high school and at sites in and around Columbia and Marquette counties.

Published June 1, 2018. Updated June 6, 2018.

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