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Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College Rating: 4.0/5 (3 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1964; Montgomery County Community College or MCCC, is a two-year community college located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. The institution prides itself on innovation, and aims to meet the lifelong learning needs of the Montgomery County. MCCC is known for its academic excellence, based on the success of over 30,000 alumni. The Center for Digital Education ranked the College first in the nation for its use of technology in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Academics

Montgomery County Community College fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The institute also holds accreditations from other agencies such as the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA); the International Fire Science Accreditation Congress (IFSAC); the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Montgomery County Community College is composed of the following academic divisions: Arts and Humanities; Business and Computer Science; Health Sciences; Math, Science, and Advanced Technology; and Social Sciences. The institution awards a variety of associate’s degrees, technical certificates and non-credit courses in diverse areas of study. The institute offers Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degrees, designed mostly for student transfer to four-year institutions as well as the Associate in General Studies (AGS) and the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees.

MCCC also offers an Honors program, the chance to study abroad, the opportunity to interact with scholars from around the world, and to get involved with student-led activities such as the Writers’ Conference. If the students need assistance in preparing for college-level work, they can pursue the developmental courses available in English, ESL, mathematics, and reading/study skills.

MCCC Online

The College offers a variety of online degrees and certificates for students who are unable to attend a traditional class. The online programs provide a medium for such students to further their education and gain knowledge without having to visit the campus. Some of the online programs offered at MCCC are Business Administration (A.S.); Management Information Systems (A.S.); Secondary Education (A.A.); Marketing (A.A.S.); Office Administration (A.A.S.); Business Management (Certificate); Computer Science (A.S.); General Studies (A.G.S.); and Liberal Studies (A.A.).

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Admissions

Freshman students seeking admission to Montgomery College must send the completed application form along with all the official transcripts and ACT/ SAT score. Getting a transfer to the institute is easy. Students seeking a transfer to MCCC must send the completed application form along with official transcripts from all previously attended institutes. International students are also encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL test to provide a proof of their proficiency in the language.

Financial Aid

MCCC offers financial assistance to students and their families to enable them to meet the expenses of higher education. The institute offers financial aid through the following mediums: federal and state grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Grants and scholarships are the type of gift aids that need not be returned. Some of the different types of federal and state grants are Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grants, and PHEAA State Grant.

MCCC also offers a variety of scholarships for the students. Some of them are Automotive Technology Scholarship; Core-to-Core Transfer Agreement Scholarship; The Rhoda D. Edwards Scholarship; Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation Nursing Scholarship; Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Scholars Scholarship (STEM); and Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation Nursing Scholarship (PHEFN). Students can opt for loan options such as Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan, and Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

MCCC also offers work study programs for the students. It helps students take up part time jobs to pay for college. Apart from assisting students meet their educational expenses, MCCC’s work study program also helps them gain relevant work experience in their field of interest.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Students

MCCC students have access to a variety of support services, programs, events and activities that are specifically developed to foster personal and academic growth. The institution encourages students to explore diverse activities and events during their time at the College and make the most of the opportunities available to them. Student Government Association acts as the medium between the students and the administration. It is responsible for organizing and coordinating the campus events.

The campus is home to several clubs and organizations, based on the varied interests of the students. Some of the registered student organizations are African-American Student League, Communicating Arts Production Group (CAPG), Dental Hygiene Club, GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), HOLA Club (Latin American Students Club), Phi Beta Lambda (Business Majors Club), THRIVE (Christian Fellowship), Student Programming Board, and Political Science/Pre-Law Club.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

MCCC‘s athletics department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and softball. The sports teams are nicknamed as the Mustangs. The College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The College also offers a variety of intramural athletics at the Physical Education Center on the Central Campus.

Additional School Information

Montgomery College offers lifestyle and leisure classes in a wide range of areas for learners of different groups. Their adult and senior classes include personal finance, computer basics, music, dance, fitness, and arts and crafts. The courses designed for children and teens include driver’s education instruction and test preparation classes. They also organize summer camp programs for children from ages 6-17. They also offer more than a dozen languages through their Language programs and ESL program.

MCCC’s Upward Bound is a dynamic program, designed to encourage and prepare students for a successful college education. It also challenges students to develop new skills, discipline, study habits, and attitude essential to be successful in high school and college. Some of the services include college-prep classes, free tutoring, college tours, cultural field trips, academic advising, financial aid advising, and career counseling.

Bibliography

  • Montgomery County Community College. 2009.
  • Schwartz, Jill. Two-Year Colleges 2011. Peterson’s, 2010. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 190th in Pennsylvania and 2887th 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 8 0.07

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Blue Bell, PA 19422-0796
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population18,246 (18,246 urban / N/A rural)
Households6,966 (2.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$86,659
Families5,105 (3.08 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 District4207

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3058th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,750 $7,500 $11,250
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $840 $1,140 $1,440
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $153 $288 $423
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 $5,890 $9,940 $13,990
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,080 $20,130 $24,180
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,245 $14,295 $18,345

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,750 $4,050 $7,140 $7,710 $10,530 $11,370
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,300(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,550(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,640(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,355(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)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 26 113 60 66 1 1,038 106 1,432
Accounting 1 2 2 2 8
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 15 1 18
Acting 1 1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 16 17
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Art/Art Studies, General 2 12 2 16
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 3
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 1 1
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 1 1 7 8 3 22
Biotechnology 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 1 1 22 5 29
Business/Commerce, General 8 4 10 10 85 9 126
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management 7 1 56 5 69
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 2 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 1 3 5
Computer Science 1 1 9 3 15
Computer Software Engineering
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 5 5 1 29 2 45
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 2 1 3
Dance, General 2 2
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 10 1 13
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 3 3
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 7 9
Engineering Science 1 2 13 16
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 1 2 3
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 3 4
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 9 10
Game and Interactive Media Design 3 3
Graphic Design 1 1 11 14
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 6 6
Homeland Security 5 1 19 1 26
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations 1 5 6
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 1
Information Technology 2 7 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 5 41 15 20 1 365 48 502
Management Information Systems, General 1 1
Mathematics, General 2 3 1 6
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 4 4
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 1 5 6
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 4 4 8
Medical Office Management/Administration 1 3 4
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 2 1 20 1 25
Music Teacher Education 1 4 1 6
Network and System Administration/Administrator 1 6 1 8
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 2 3 1 4 9 2 21
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2 2
Physical Sciences 3 3
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 8 17 1 26
Public Relations/Image Management 2 2
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 1 1
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 9 9
Real Estate 1 1
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 10 10
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 14 5 7 112 12 155
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 2 6 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 1 7 1 10
Securities Services Administration/Management 1 1
Social Sciences, General 3 2 2 36 4 49
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 2 16 1 21
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 2 3 5
Surgical Technology/Technologist 3 2 1 4 10
Teacher Assistant/Aide 2 2
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 1 7 8
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 1
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 1 1 7 9

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1831st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,271 ($65,410 male / $60,780 female)
Number of FT Faculty 185 (74 male / 111 female)
Number of PT Faculty 769
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $7,615,229
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