Middlesex Community College (Bedford)

Tel: (978)656-3200
9,633 students
Public institution
Middlesex Community College is a progressive and dynamic learning community, committed to providing educational programs andservices that support personal growth and economic opportunity for its diverse student population. Dedicated to student success, the College provides excellence in teaching, personal attention, and extensive opportunities for exploration and growth. Closely linked to the fabric of the community, Middlesex’s partnerships with school, business and service organizations provide leadership in economic and community development and foster a culture of civic engagement and responsive workforce development. The College’s state-of-the-art programs in the liberal arts, basic skills, and more thanfifty career and technical fields respond to student and community needs, providing a strong foundation for college transfer, employment, professional development and lifelong learning.
School Highlights
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) serves 9,633 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) is one of 4 community colleges within Middlesex County, MA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Wilmington (8.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 279 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 279 staff
61 staff
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,633 has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,633 students 1,315 students
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,573 students
815 students
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,060 students
1,061 students
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Black (2006-2013)
% White
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Unknown (2007-2013)
% Non Resident races
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Non Resident (2006-2013)
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) 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. 0.58 0.70
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,274 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,208 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,274 $5,590
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,208 $10,086
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As the largest community college in the commonwealth, our students can choose from more than 79 degree and certificate programs, as well as hundreds of community education and career training courses offered during the day, evening, weekend and online. Many of our programs also have internships and Service-Learning components, which give our students important experiential learning opportunities many employers appreciate. Graduates of Middlesex Community College degree programs receive an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.). The A.A. programs are generally appropriate for students intending to transfer. A.S. programs usually have a career-entry emphasis.Associate degree programs require completion of specific course work in the area of concentration, plus a core curriculum of general education courses in liberal arts and sciences. Many serve as preparation for transfer to bachelor's degree programs in a related major. To receive the associate degree, students must complete at least 20 courses and earn a minimum of 60 credits. The number of credits varies, however, with totals from 60 to 73, according to the requirements of individual programs. The Bedford campus is situated on 200 acres located off Springs Road, close to Route 3. Set on handsomely landscaped grounds that border the town of Billerica, the campus incorporates 11 buildings that house classrooms, laboratories, offices, a library, the Medical Education Imaging Center and the MCC Concert Hall. A bookstore, cafeteria, student lounge and Fitness Center are located in the Bedford Campus Center. Teaching is student-centered, emphasizing interactive learning strategies, state-of-the-art technology, workplace and community service, and the incorporation of a forward-thinking core curriculum. Online classes, tutoring and library resources give students added flexibility for learning. Vibrant co-curricular opportunities reflect a broad array of interests and encourage a strong voice in student governance.

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,827 per year for in-state students and $10,496 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is The New England Institute of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.