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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.

Madison College serves more than 33,000 students

Madison College serves more than 33,0000 students in 12 south-central Wisconsin counties, offering accessible and high-quality educational opportunities.

Published May 25, 2018. Updated June 1, 2018.

Atrium Cafe weekly lunch menu

The Atrium Cafe lunch menu for the week of May 21-25.

Beef stew, mashed potatoes and roll

Lasagna, greens and garlic bread

Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and roll

Open-faced Italian beef sandwich, greens and pasta salad

Baked walleye, coleslaw, fries and marble rye bread.

Lunch specials listed above include a fountain drink or milk.

The Atrium Café features a variety of dining options:

  • Hand-crafted, stone hearth pizzas
  • A farm-to-table eatery, serving minimally processed foods
  • International choices, with a rotating menu from around the world
  • A Deli offering made-to-order cold and grilled panini sandwiches
  • Grill station offering breakfast sandwiches, burgers, fries, chicken tenders and other favorites
  • Hot entree station
  • Soup
  • Salad bar

Summer hours
Atrium Coffee Shop: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
Atrium Cafe: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Published May 18, 2018. Updated May 25, 2018.


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