VASD Logo Opens in new windowThe Verona Area School District (VASD) Board of Education believes EVERY student MUST be successful. VASD has eleven (11) schools in Verona and Fitchburg with more than 800 staff members, in addition to a dozen Pre-K sites. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked Verona Area High School at #10 for best high schools and Niche Rankings placed VASD as #50 for best Districts in Wisconsin. More information on VASD can be found on their website.

Profile of VASD High School Students
Average ACT Composite Score21.1
Enrollment (Fall 2018)1606
Graduate Data
Enrollment in 4-year college/university69.5%
Enrollment in technical college/2-year college19.3%
Job training1.6%
Enlistment in full-time military0.5%
Full-time or seeking employment4.7%
Undecided/Not reported2.1%
Sources: 2018-2019 VAHS Profile and WiseDash

UW logo for web Opens in new windowFor 168 years, this campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. We have a holistic, competitive, and selective admission process that first considers the academic record, including rigor of courses such as AP or IB, and overall performance. In 2016, Money Magazine ranked UW-Madison in the top 10 list of colleges that produce the most Fortune 500 CEOs. Additionally, since 1972, UW-Madison has ranked in the top 10 in national research spending. In 2018, annual research expenditures totaled approximately $1.2 billion.

Profile of Admitted Students
Class Ranking85-97th Percentile
GPA3.8-4.0 (unweighted academic)
ACT composite28-32
SAT composite1330-1460
Enrollment (Fall 2018)
Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates
1st-Year Retention Rate95.3%
4-Year Graduation Rate62.0%
6-Year Graduation Rate87.3%

Edgewood CollegeFor more than ninety years, Edgewood College has put students first in everything we do. Rooted in the Dominican tradition, Edgewood College, engages students within a community of learners committed to building a just and compassionate world. The College educates students for meaningful personal and professional lives of ethical leadership, service, and a lifelong search for truth. As an independent liberal arts college, we have approximately 2,220 students enrolled in 55 undergraduate programs, 18 graduate degrees, and three doctorate degree programs. In 2019, U.S. News ranked Edgewood college in the top ten colleges or universities in the country for promoting social mobility.

Profile of Admitted Students
Class RankingTop 30% of high school class
ACT Composite22.9

Madison College LogoFor more than 100 years, Madison Area Technical College has offered educational opportunities to a wide variety of students with varying educational needs. Accredited and well-respected, Madison College offers an education that's real-life ready and real-world smart offering nearly 180 diverse career programs, diplomas and certificates as well as continuing education. In 2017-18, 3,227 people earned degrees from Madison College. Expert, experienced instructors provide top career training. Nearly 98 percent of students are satisfied or very satisfied with the training they receive at Madison College. Established partnerships with the business community helps students with job placement. An impressive 93 percent of graduates find jobs within six months and nearly 96 percent of employers say they are satisfied or very satisfied with the technical college graduates they’ve hired. Madison College’s Business and Industry Services department also serves the training needs of local employers.

Profile of Admitted Students in Fall 2018-2019 Cohort
Number of students
Average Cumulative College GPA2.96
Average ACT Composite Score19.79
Enrollment and Retention Rates for Fall 2014-2015 Cohort
Number of students5,119
2-Year Graduation Rate
4-Year Graduation Rate
First Year Retention Rate
The population of students analyzed were degree credit students living in Dane county and also attending a campus in Dane county who were admitted to the college in the cohort term listed.