MATC Center for University Partnerships & Studies

Milwaukee Area Technical College | Lakeland University

Access to Four-Year Degrees

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Milwaukee Area Technical College students can now pursue a Lakeland University bachelor's degree at all four MATC campuses through MATC’s Center for University Partnerships and Studies. This innovative new educational access program will offer discounted Lakeland tuition and convenience for MATC graduates.

The program is open to current and prospective MATC students as well as recent graduates.

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Affordable & Convenient Options

20% Tuition Discount

Earn a competitive degree and avoid unnecessary debt by leveraging MATC's tuition prices for your first two years of study and taking advantage of the preferred tuition discount for your Lakeland courses. Lakeland will also extend the MATC Promise to any qualified traditional or adult student.

Lakeland coursework will be offered at the MATC locations and will use Lakeland’s popular BlendEd LIVE and Online LIVE formats. These formats allow students to decide week-to-week if they wish to attend class in the physical classroom or online, and are among the most flexible offered in higher education. Lakeland advisors will have a presence at each MATC campus.

Bachelor's Degrees

The MATC Center for University Partnerships and Studies offers part- and full-time options to continue on to five Lakeland bachelor’s degrees: accounting, business administration, criminal justice, graphic design and nursing. Coursework for these programs will be offered at all four MATC locations.

As the MATC Center for University Partnerships and Studies expands, the college will be able to offer additional bachelor's degree programs to students as well as professional development options for its staff and community members.

All MATC programs transfer to Lakeland. If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree that is not listed below, please contact an advisor at to learn more about the options available to you!

Most colleges offer an Accounting Degree, but our degree will make you more attractive to employers than most. Why? Because at Lakeland, you won’t just learn how to crunch numbers and balance books. You will get out of the classroom and apply your knowledge in a real-world setting. And that’s exactly what employers want to see on a resume.

Our program was recently rated one of the nation's 25 best online bachelor's degree-earning programs by!

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One of our most popular majors is stronger than ever, with 13 revamped areas of emphasis that companies value when hiring college graduates. If your objective is to gain broad exposure to the business curriculum while honing specific areas of expertise, Business Administration is the major for you.

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    Lakeland University's Criminal Justice major covers all facets of criminal behavior, from the psychological and sociological aspects of crime, to law enforcement, criminal investigations, and corrections.

    Our Criminal Justice major provides students with a complete overview of the criminal justice system and all the major elements of it. It provides students with a theoretical understanding of criminal behavior, as well as the consequences of criminal behavior.

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    In addition to encouraging artistic creativity, the Graphic Design program at Lakeland is commercially-focused, meaning students hone skills that professional graphic designers use on a daily basis. Students learn to understand client goals and target audiences, and then create effective design solutions.

    Students who graduate with a degree in Graphic Design are well-rounded in all areas of study and are prepared to pursue successful careers in a variety of industries including:

    • Advertising 
    • Marketing 
    • Branding 
    • Printing and Publishing
    • Digital Media 
    • Interactive Media 
    • Freelance

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    As the healthcare industry moves to hire registered nurses with four-year degrees, Lakeland University's bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree is offered to licensed registered nurses who have an associate degree in nursing. Lakeland's program features curriculum geared toward career advancement and positions nurses for supervisory and other leadership roles.

    By successfully completing the Lakeland BSN degree, you may be:

    • Positioned for career advancement
    • Entitled to a wage increase
    • Eligible for more convenient work hours
    • Qualified for leadership positions
    • Selected to work in specialized areas like:
      • Intensive care units
      • Birthing centers
      • Emergency departments
      • Operating rooms
      • Public health
      • School nursing

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    Why Lakeland?

    Innovative Education

    Lakeland University offers innovative ways for students to earn their academic degrees and make their career goals a reality. As an MATC graduate, you are awarded many benefits. 

    • Guaranteed admission to start as a junior
    • Earn your bachelor’s degree in 2 years or less
    • Part- and full-time options
    • Free application – use promo code ‘MATCU’
    • Individualized advising and career development
    • Recently ranked #2 in Wisconsin by the U.S. News & World Report for helping students from diverse economic backgrounds graduate
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    Cooperative Education

    We Value Work

    MATC students will have access to Lakeland’s Cooperative Education program, which creates full- and part-time job opportunities for students through co-op partner employers and tackles the student debt issue. MATC students can earn college credit for their work experiences and earn wages to help pay for school, putting them in a position to reduce or eliminate post-graduation tuition debt.

    This co-op model is unique to Lakeland and we’re excited to be able to expand it to MATC students. Lakeland's co-op and credit-for-prior-learning options recognize the importance of work and experiential learning, and students are earning impressive work experience with global companies.

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