Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Tel: (305)237-8888
65,852 students
Public institution
The mission of Miami Dade College is to provide accessible, affordable, high quality education by keeping the learner's needs at the center of decision-making and working in partnership with its dynamic, multi-cultural community.
School Highlights
Miami Dade College serves 65,852 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Miami Dade College is one of 24 community colleges within Miami-Dade County, FL.
The nearest community college is Brown Mackie College-Miami (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,384 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Miami Dade College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 1,384 staff
61 staff
Miami Dade College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 65,852 has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 41:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 65,852 students 1,315 students
Miami Dade College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1
Miami Dade College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 26,483 students
815 students
Miami Dade College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 39,369 students
1,061 students
Miami Dade College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Miami Dade College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Miami Dade College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Miami Dade College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Miami Dade College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Miami Dade College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Miami Dade College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Miami Dade College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Miami Dade College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.52 0.70
Miami Dade College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,426 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,955 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,426 $5,590
Miami Dade College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,955 $10,086
Miami Dade College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
Miami Dade College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1959; opened September 1960, Miami Dade College, a state-supported college with eight campuses and numerous outreach centers,is the largest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the most highly regarded colleges in the nation. It is governed by a seven-member District Board of Trustees and a college president. Miami Dade College offers more than 150 associate's degrees. Some of these provide the first two years of college before transferring to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor's degree. Others are two-year programs designed for immediate job entry. We offer 50 fast-track vocational training programs, as well as a full complement of adult education classes, GED preparation classes, and classes for fun and recreation. Some of our newest programs are Histologic Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Marketing Management, Telecommunications Engineering Technology, Veterinary Technology, and Dental Office Management, to name a few. Our campuses and additional centers are conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County. Many of our classes can also be taken from home or work through a variety of distance education options including Independent Studies, Life Lab, Open College and Virtual College.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Brown Mackie College-Miami
    Private for-profit
    857 students | 0.80 Mi3700 Lakeside Drive
    Miramar, FL 33027
  • 282 students | 2.30 Mi9300 S Dadeland Blvd. 2nd Floor
    Miami, FL 33156
  • Miami Ad School-Miami Beach
    Private for-profit
    177 students | 3.20 Mi955 Alton Rd
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • 1,052 students | 3.70 Mi3721-1 NW 7th street
    Miami, FL 33126
  • 294 students | 7.80 Mi7265 NW 25th Street
    Miami, FL 33122
Did You Know?
For Miami private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,674 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Miami community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Miami is Florida Career College-Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.