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Middlesex Community College

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Introduction

Established in 1970; Middlesex Community College, also known as MCC, is a public community college with two campuses located in Bedford and Lowell, MA. Whatever your goals, MCC offers the quality of education you need to excel at a price that you can afford.

Academics

Middlesex Community College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The institution also holds other discipline based accreditations from agencies such as Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; and Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology. MCC is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Middlesex Community College offers associate degrees in diverse areas of study such as accounting, automotive technology, biotechnology technician, computer aided design (cad) technology, computer science transfer, dental assisting, nursing, office systems & administration, and psychology concentration. The institution also awards credit and non-credit certificate programs in areas such as Alcoholism/Substance Abuse Counseling, Biotechnology Technician, Computer Forensics, Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement, Dental Assisting, Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management, Graphic Design, Medical Assisting, and Paralegal Studies. Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education can be completed through a partnership with Salem State College, and graduate-level courses in education are also offered through the program with Salem.

Middlesex offers a plethora of educational opportunities to enhance and enrich each student’s campus experience. MCC students are encouraged to participate in MCC Theatre Productions, The Transition Program, Learning Communities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Commonwealth Honors Program, and more.

MCC Online

MCC identifies the needs of students who are unable to attend traditional college due to diverse personal and professional commitments, and thus offers a wide range of online courses and programs. The online courses enable students to earn an associate’s degree without having to go to the campus.

Some of the online courses are Asian Art, Cultural Anthropology, Basic Anatomy & Physiology, Business Mathematics, Intro to Music Business, E-Commerce Marketing, Principles of Marketing, Microcomputer Applications, Intro To Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, and Multicultural Communications.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Middlesex Community College boasts an enrollment of 8000 students taking courses for college credit and thousands of non-credit students each year. It is a public college with an open admission policy. Freshman students seeking admission to MCC must send submit a completed application form along with official transcripts and ACT/ SAT scores. Students interested in transferring to Middlesex from another college must send a completes application form along with official transcripts from all previously attended schools and colleges.

International students are encouraged to apply for admission to Middlesex. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must send their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score or any other proof of their proficiency in English language.

Financial Aid

Middlesex aims to provide equal opportunities of education to all by providing financial assistance to eligible students who are unable to meet their educational expenses. MCC offers financial assistance through mediums such as student loans, grants, scholarships, work-study programs and veteran’s benefits. Grants and scholarships are considered gift aid that does not have to be repaid. These include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), MASSGrant, Tuition Waiver, Cash Access Grant, John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant, Early Childhood Educators Grant, Foster Child Grant, and Part-time Grant.

Student loans are a type of financial aid that must be repaid with interest. Types of student loans include the Federal Stafford Loan and Federal Perkins Loan. MCC also provides assistance through federal work study programs. The students can take up part time jobs in their field of interest and earn money to pay for college. This program also helps the students gain work experience in their field of study.

Some of the MCC programs are also approved for the receipt of veterans’ educational benefits. The students may get enrolled in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) courses at the UMass Lowell through the Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (NECCUM).

Student Financial Aid Details

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Students

Students at MCC are encouraged to participate in the diverse academic and social opportunities that are offered for their overall development and growth. You will find MCC’s student life fun, rewarding and truly worthwhile. The campus hosts a plethora of activities and events to enrich the student life!

Middlesex hosts a variety of student clubs and organizations. You can either participate in the club of your choice or start a new one. Some of the popular campus organizations are the African Cultural Club, International Club, Association for Wellness and Related Education, Latinos Unidos Club, Community Action Team, Middlesex Actitivies Crew, New Life Discovery, Spectrum, and World Readers.

Some of the academic clubs at Middlesex are Business and Economics, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene (SADHA), Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Future Graphic Designers of America (FGDA), Honors, Nursing, Performing Arts, Philosophy (RASTA), Radiography, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Middlesex offers a variety of recreational sports clubs, where you can make friends while staying in shape. Some of the sports that students enjoy at MCC are basketball, bowling, hockey, and soccer.

Additional School Information

The Disability Support Services (DSS) Center at Middlesex provides services and resources to help each student reach his or her maximum level of academic success and learning independence. The DSS Center provides a range of services and special accommodations to eligible students with documented disabilities.

The Fitness Center at Campus Center in Bedford is a free facility available to all the MCC students, faculty and staff. The Center has the latest equipment such as weight-training machines, free weights, lockers/showers, cardiovascular machines, and even free personal training.

The Multicultural Center at MCC is a place for students to meet and participate in social, educational, and cultural activities. It fosters mutual understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures. The Center also has computers for student use. It is a vibrant place for conversation and study.

Bibliography

  • Middlesex Community College. 2011.
  • Schwartz, Jill. Two-Year Colleges 2011. Peterson’s, 2010. Print.

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Ranks 89th in Massachusetts and 3085th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 32 0.24
Larceny 111 0.83
Vehicle theft 1 0.01

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Bedford, MA 01730-9124
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population12,566 (12,566 urban / N/A rural)
Households4,621 (2.60 people per house)
Median Household Income$87,962
Families3,419 (3.04 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2506

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3732nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $576 $576 $5,520
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $3,698 $3,698 $3,698
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $176 $176 $382
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,374 $5,374 $10,308
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,589 $16,589 $21,523
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,324 $7,324 $12,258

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,130 $4,274 $4,130 $4,274 $9,074 $9,218
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $900 $1,000
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,702(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $750(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,800(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 16 71 156 149 5 886 4 1,296
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 1 3 4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 5 5 22 26 1 60
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1 4 6
Business Administration and Management, General 7 5 27 31 135 206
Commercial and Advertising Art 4 1 17 22
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 5 7 13
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1 5 4 11
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 6 19 2 64 93
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 3 3 11 18
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2 4 3 1 20 30
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 1 2 3 6
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 11 11
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 8 9
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 5 8
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD 1 3 10 14
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 8 10
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 16 17
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 1 3 3 2 13 22
Fashion Merchandising 1 3 4
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 5 6
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 11 11
Forensic Science and Technology 1 1 4 6
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 1 5 6
General Studies 2 14 29 25 4 140 2 217
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 1
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 1 2 8 11
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 1 4 1 50 57
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 3 1 2 33 40
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 12 21 18 134 1 192
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1 1
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 1 14 16
Medical Reception/Receptionist 6 2 10 18
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 4 5 3 13
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 6 1 7 15
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 4 7 12
Physical Sciences
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 11 4 1 19 35
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 2 5 66 75
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2007th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $62,638 ($63,530 male / $58,742 female)
Number of FT Faculty 133 (47 male / 86 female)
Number of PT Faculty 572
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $3,250,362
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