Education

Our highly educated population is one of the benefits of doing business in the Madison area. In comparison to both the state and national averages, the Greater Madison area has a higher concentration of graduates at every level of education from high school to graduate degrees.

  • Our educational excellence starts at the primary level. Madison-area K-12 schools are responsible for a graduation rate 12% higher than the national rate.
  • Anchored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Madison area's network of colleges and universities also includes outstanding private and technical colleges such as Edgewood, ITT Technical Institute and Madison College.

Comparative educational attainment rates

Degree
Greater Madison Region
Wisconsin
United States
High School Degree
91.60%
85.37%
80.61%
2-Year College Degree
8.80%
7.61%
6.39%
4-Year College Degree
23.36%
15.53%
15.74%
Graduate Degree
14.40%
7.27%
8.87%

Source: Sperling's Best Places, 2011. The Greater Madison region is comprised of the following Wisconsin counties: Columbia, Dane and Iowa.

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