The Middlesex County College is a two-year degree granting college that was established in 1964 in Edison, New Jersey. Students can start earning credits at the college and then transfer to a four-year college with ease. With a student to teacher ratio of 21:1, students benefit from personalized attention so they can excel in their studies.
As of 2010, there were more than 13,000 students enrolled in multiple programs that the college offers. Middlesex County College is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The nursing program is accredited by New Jersey Board of Nursing and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Program accreditations are also available for dietetic technology, dental hygiene, radiography, and engineering technologies.
The college offers associate degrees in the following disciplines:
Accounting, Business and Legal Studies
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Online and blended distance learning programs are also available in business administration, computer technology, languages, psychology, and algebra. Blended programs include introduction to forensic sciences, freshmen mathematics, and basic chemistry. For blended programs, students must attend 50% classes at the Middlesex County College campus.
In total, students have the option of choosing from over 96 degree and certificate programs. Meritorious students can also enroll in the Honors program, which helps in applying to selective bachelor degree colleges and universities. Students have the option of choosing departmental, division or the full honors program. Middlesex County College Honors Program is very intensive compared to non-honors programs at the college, but it provides students with additional skill development, access to private study areas, and in depth study sessions with college faculty.
Most Popular Fields of Study
Prospective students can apply for the spring and fall sessions by completing the online application form and paying the application fee. Here are the admission requirements:
Degree seeking students must provide official high school transcripts or GED scores, which must be sent directly to the Admissions Office. It is mandatory for freshmen students to take a campus placement test before enrolling in a program of their choice.
International students must include proof of English proficiency which can be supplied as TOEFL or IELTS scores. They are also required to provide financial support documents such as bank statements.
International students cannot apply for nursing, dental hygiene and automotive technology programs.
Students above the age of 25 who have not attended college after high school or were not able to complete their degree can apply to Middlesex County College with their GED scores. Nontraditional students must take the campus placement test before enrolling.
Health Technology Applicants
Admission criteria for students applying to health technology programs are not the same as those for traditional students.
Health technology applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum grade B in high school biology and chemistry. Additionally, they must also provide TEAS test scores.
Non native students are required to take an ESL exam.
Automotive Technology Applicants
Students applying to automotive technology programs should have a valid United States driving license. Apart from this, official high school transcripts or GED scores are required.
Transfer students must provide official transcripts of all educational institutes they have attended. Students who do not have a minimum grade C in college level mathematics and English will be required to take the Middlesex County College’s campus placement test.
Academically overachieving students who are in the top 15% of their high school graduating class should provide proof of
their being a potential NJSTARS student. Additional documents like proof of academic excellence and certificates of achievement must be attached.
Federal financial aid is available in the form of Pell grants, work study programs and direct loans. To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at FAFSA.
State financial aid includes Tuition Aid Grant, Garden State Scholarship Program, and Educational Opportunity Fund Program. Most financial aid programs are available for full time degree seeking students only who have provided high school scores. Students with GED scores are not eligible.
Middlesex County College students can also apply for the NJSTARS scholarship, which is awarded to students who have consistently maintained high scores, both in school and college.
The Middlesex County College Foundation awards more than 60 scholarships annually, both to full time and part time students. These include institutional scholarships as well as those offered by nongovernmental organizations and civic bodies such as Anne Stevens Memorial Scholarship, Excellence in Technology Award, Karma Foundation Scholarship and others.
The college has more than seven eating options, ranging from grab to go meals to exotic fusion food. With the exception of La Vincita, MCC Grill, and Pony Express, all other eateries are located at the Winner’s Circle Food Court. Meal plans can be purchased through campus dining services and are available for resident students as well as commuters.
Middlesex County College has more than 50 different social clubs and organizations, providing a great avenue for students to meet and interact with their peers. Greek societies include:
Alpha Mu Gamma
Phi Theta Kappa
Chi Alpha Epsilon
Other clubs include religion, faith, sports, and academic clubs.
The campus also has a childcare center which is open for students, faculty, and staff.
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Athletic teams at the college are members of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association and play in the Garden State Athletic Conference in the official school colors of blue and white. Men’s sports at the college include:
Track and field
Women teams play soccer, softball, basketball, cross country, and track and field.
Varsity teams practice at the Physical Education Center which has a swimming pool, basketball courts, racquetball courts, and a dance studio. A weight training room, equipped with treadmills and stairmasters, is also available for student athletes, faculty, and college alumni.
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