MCC Fast Facts
About Middlesex Community College
Mission: At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity. Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.
President: Carole A. Cowan
- 1970 - Bedford campus opened
- 1987 - Lowell campus opened
Type of School: Public, Community College
Degrees awarded: Associate Degrees, Credit and Noncredit Certificates
Majors: More than 75 degree and certificate programs
Full-time Faculty: 125
Part-time Faculty: 460
Average Class Size: 21
International Study: International Education Fellowships are academic opportunities for MCC students to visit a country and study its history and culture. Since 1992, Middlesex has offered fellowships to China, Russia, Costa Rica, Spain, Ireland, Europe, Belize and Peru. Fellowships vary each year, and the choice of country depends on funding, travel restrictions and availability.
Total enrollment: 13,267
- Full-time: (12 credits per semester): 5,307 (44%)
- Female: 7,651 (58%)
- Male: 5,616 (42%)
2013 Graduates: 1,325
MCC Student Life
A broad spectrum of activities is available to students, including opportunities to enhance leadership skills, and participate in clubs, organizations and student government.
Organizations/Clubs: More than 30 student organizations; including a speakers series as well as many cultural, social and recreational activities
Athletics: Intercollegiate ice hockey; Intramural basketball and soccer; bowling club
Facilities: Campus Centers, state-of-the-art Media and Technology Centers, Tutoring Labs, Libraries on each campus, Concert Hall, Theater, Health and Veterans Resource Centers
Hundreds of Middlesex students participate in community engagement activities, including Service-Learning. These community-based experiences integrate community service with classroom instruction and meet identified community needs. They focus on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility and are unique collaborations between faculty, staff, students, and our community partners. Middlesex was selected by Campus Compact as one of only 13 colleges to be named as a model of exemplary practices of civic engagement.
Corporate and Community Education and Training
Middlesex is dedicated to advancing the economic growth and vitality of its service area businesses and organizations through continuous workforce development and training activities tailored to the unique needs of each organization. MCC offers a comprehensive selection of results-oriented education and training programs to thousands of employees in hundreds of businesses, industries and municipalities throughout our service area. Our goal is to provide the education and training tools businesses need to help employees succeed.
MCC has a huge impact on the area's economy that extends well beyond the education and training provided to individuals and area businesses and organizations. The college contributes significantly to the economic vitality of the communities it serves, employing area residents and purchasing many goods and services.
Total Economic Impact*:
- Nearly $100 million in Middlesex County
- $146 million in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Includes payroll, benefits, purchasing and construction, and student and visitor spending.
Middlesex has developed dynamic partnerships and creative collaborations with neighboring school districts, colleges, and area businesses and organizations, as well as many foreign countries. These innovative alliances have played a significant role in the growth of the college and the communities it serves.
Middlesex is a recognized leader in global education, having had partnerships with dozens of countries. Our international partnerships are designed to help faculty and students, as well as businesses here and abroad, adapt to the realities of a global economy. The college is active in helping other countries modernize and upgrade their educational and economic infrastructures and has established partnerships with national and international organizations to provide workforce development and technical assistance projects in many other countries.
The MCC Foundation (MCCF) was created in 1988 to enlist private sector support to further the educational and charitable purposes of the college. It is the vehicle for fundraising from individuals, alumni, corporations, small businesses and private foundations. The MCC Foundation has generated income through revenue from investments managed by the MCC Foundation Board of Directors and from the proceeds of the college's annual Celebrity Forum fundraiser. Proceeds from the MCC Annual Fund Campaign provide an additional source of income.
Tuition and Financial Aid
(full-year, based on 12 credits per semester)
- In-State: $4,224
- New England: $4,512
- Out-of-State: $9,168
Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 53%
MCC's historic properties provide elegant settings for corporate meetings, conferences,
retreats, receptions and dinners, as well as showers, small weddings and other social
For more information, visit the MCC Historic Properties website.