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Manchester Community College (MCC) offers more that 90 degrees and certificates. MCC is also the largest of the state community colleges and serves nearly 6,000 students every year.

Manchester offers many degrees and certificates in a variety of fields including graphic design, computer network technology and communication in seven areas of study.

The business program at MCC is situated for students looking to take courses in accounting, business administration, and marketing. Students may choose a business degree with an entrepreneurship option that prepares graduates who want to start their own business.

There is also an Engineering and Technology department at MCC that offers classes in computer science, engineering science and technology studies. The technology studies degree has track options in industrial, electronics and CAD technology. The Technology Studies Associates degree is a program that is partnered with the Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program that allows students to take their courses at Manchester.

The Social Service Associates degree is designed for students who want diverse employment opportunities. Options include criminal justice and early childhood education.

Certificate Programs include medical insurance specialist, computer maintenance technology and gerontology.

MCC also offers online classes and flexible continuing education courses designed for working adults.

Manchester Community College is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Applicants to Manchester Community College must be graduates of an approved high school or hold a GED. In order to receive the in-state tuition rate, students must live in the state of Connecticut for at least one full year before the first class of the semester.

All students must present proof of immunizations and a completed application. The school will charge a non-refundable fee with the application.

Students applying for careers in the health field must fill out a separate application in addition to the new student application.

Applications may be filled out online.

Financial Aid

Students must show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent and must be enrolled into a program at least half time to be considered for financial aid.

The school offers many types of loans and grants including the Federal Work Study and Federal Family Education Loan Program.

Scholarships include the MCC Scholarship Program and the Connecticut Aid to Public Colleges fund.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4313th for the average student loan amount.
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Manchester Community College was founded in 1963 in Manchester, Connecticut. The campus of MCC is located on 160 acres consisting of large wooded areas and open spaces.

There are three relatively known buildings on campus; The Learning Resource Center, the Arts, Sciences and Technologies Center and the Frederick Lowe Building. The college’s courtyard is known as “The Village” and houses the musical arts program.

The Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery and fine arts studio is on the campus of MCC.

There are more than 35 student clubs on campus including business organizations and an Internet radio station.

The Fitness Center at MCC is open to all students and offers weight training facilities as well as courses in kickboxing and fencing.

Student Enrollment Demographics


MCC offers four sports teams with intercollegiate programs. These include men and women’s soccer, men’s baseball and women’s basketball.

The Cougars compete in Region 21 of the NJCAA.

Information Summary

Ranks 21st in New Hampshire and 2816th 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 366 0.33
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 69 0.06
Robbery 181 0.16
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 902 0.82
Larceny 3,136 2.86
Vehicle theft 156 0.14

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Manchester, NH 03102-8518
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population30,377 (30,182 urban / 195 rural)
Households12,864 (2.27 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,614
Families7,304 (2.90 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall 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 District3301

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2405th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,720 $6,720 $15,296
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $448 $448 $448
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $210 $210 $478
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 $8,568 $8,568 $17,144
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $26,304 $26,304 $34,880
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $13,128 $13,128 $21,704

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,976 $7,168 $6,976 $7,168 $15,552 $15,744
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(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 $12,726(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,132 $4,373
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,132 $4,373

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2377th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $59,214 ($59,290 male / $55,077 female)
Number of FT Faculty 54 (22 male / 32 female)
Number of PT Faculty 279
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $1,573,489

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1066 Front St
Manchester, NH 03102-8518
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