Student Completion Rate
Students enter community colleges with a variety of academic, career and personal goals. Many enroll at the college planning to complete a degree or certificate program. Others are more directly interested in improving their basic academic skills, mastering specific job skills, preparing to transfer to a bachelor's degree-granting institution or learning about topics of personal interest. In addition, community college students often must balance a variety of competing responsibilities, such as family, work and school, which make it difficult for many of them to enroll full time every semester.
In Fall 2011, 1,340 new full-time students enrolled at Middlesex. Fourteen percent graduated in three years or less. An additional 20% transferred to another institution.