graphicPost-secondary education opportunities in Wisconsin rank among the best in the country. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, located just 5 miles from the DeForest area, is the cornerstone of the statewide University of Wisconsin educational system, is a proud member of the Big Ten, and is recognized worldwide for its teaching and research facilities. UW-Madison enrolls more than 40,000 students, with 46% of the freshman ranking in the top 10% of their high school class. The university offers 147 undergraduate, 161 masters and 116 doctoral programs, including degrees in agriculture, business, engineering, law, medicine, and veterinary medicine. Fifty of the university’s graduate and undergraduate departments have been rated among the top ten in the country, and members of its faculty and alumni have been awarded 14 Nobel Prizes and 23 Pulitzer Prizes.

Other educational opportunities are available in the Madison area, including specialty schools and college satellite campuses from throughout the Midwest. Madision Area Technical College is just minutes away, serving approximately 50,000 individuals. MATC provides a comprehensive curriculum of technical, liberal arts and sciences, adult basic education and continuing education, as well as customized employee training. Herzing College of Technology provides specialized training in electronics technology, electronics/mechanical CAD drafting, and computer technology. Edgewood College is a private college located in Madison with liberal arts offerings in the humanities, arts, sciences, and professional programs.


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