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.
As of January 2014, 54 percent of the full-time students entering Middlesex in 2009:
- Completed a degree or certificate program;
- Transferred to a bachelor's degree or other certificate-granting institution; or
- Remained enrolled at MCC.
Of this entering class, 36 percent either completed a degree or certificate program at Middlesex, or transferred to a bachelor's degree-granting institution. The completion rate for their student cohort (those who earned a degree within three years or certificate within 18 months) is 13 percent.