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Education

Why Meet in Madison?

Seeking a city that shares your values? Meet alongside one of America's most educated populations.

Education is built into the fabric of Madison. Premier universities. Innovative companies. A state capitol. Madison's a potent mix of educational opportunities.

Want access to these assets and more for your next meeting? Meet in Madison.

Peers Who Brought Their Meetings Here

  • National Farm to School Network
  • Wisconsin Music Educators Association
  • National Association for Campus Activities
  • Solution Tree PLC Institute
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study
  • National Council of University Research Administrators
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon
  • University Professional & Continuing Education Association
  • NACADA National Academic Advising Association
  • Families and Schools Together
  • Association for Experiential Education
  • NASPA – National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • North American Victorian Studies Association
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers

Notable Colleges

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Edgewood College

Stats and Rankings

  • 56 percent of the city's population has at least a bachelor's degree, nearly double the national average.
    • 23.8 percent have master's degrees and 7.8 percent have doctorate degrees
  • 10th best city for recent college grads — Livability
  • 95 percent of the population has at least a high school diploma
  • 6th most educated city in America — NerdWallet
  • #1 most educated city in America — Reuters
  • Most educated city in Wisconsin — Insurify
  • #5 America's Best Cities for Young Professionals — Forbes
  • #6 Best Areas for STEM Professionals — WalletHub
  • UW-Madison as #1 public School of Education in America — U.S. News & World Report
  • UW-Madison ranks #8 in National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development rankings

Number of Speakers

UW-Madison features 24 speakers in the education and leadership industries. For more information, or to book a speaker, visit Badger Talks.

Additional Resources

Town Charts Madison Education Data
U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Education Schools

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