Montgomery County Community College

340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422-0796
Tel: (215)641-6300
12,805 students
Public institution
  • Montgomery County Community College is a place where the future is created, a place where desire and knowledge are combined to yield opportunity. The College is a reflection and a response to the needs and aspirations of those who live, work, and conduct business in Montgomery County and beyond. Grounded in a set of values that teach us to encourage, listen, respect, and treat fairly those whom we serve, those with whom we work, and those who work with us in service, the College strives to ensure that all residents of Montgomery County have access to the highest quality and most affordable higher education possible. Most importantly, the College is dedicated to fostering the growth and success of all we serve.
School Highlights
Montgomery County Community College serves 12,805 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Montgomery County Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Montgomery County, PA.
The nearest community college is Lansdale School of Business (3.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 401 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
Montgomery County Community College (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 401 staff 23 staff
Montgomery County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 12,805 has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,805 students 371 students
Montgomery County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 24:1
Montgomery County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 4,343 students 345 students
Montgomery County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 8,462 students 155 students
Montgomery County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Montgomery County Community College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
6%
2%
Montgomery County Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
5%
6%
Montgomery County Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
10%
14%
Montgomery County Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
68%
64%
Montgomery County Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Montgomery County Community College More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Montgomery County Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
8%
11%
Montgomery County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.51 0.55
Montgomery County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $7,710 is less than the state average of $9,120. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,370 is equal to the state average of $11,370. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,710 $9,120
Montgomery County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,370 $11,370
Montgomery County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 64% 95%
Montgomery County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1964 and begun serving the community in 1966 from its initial location in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Since that time, the College has grown with the needs of the community, building its Central Campus in Blue Bell in 1972 and then opening the doors of the West Campus in Pottstown, in the fall of 1996. Along with these two campuses, the College offers distance learning opportunities as well as courses at various off-site locations, including the Willow Grove Naval Air Station and Lansdale. MCCC is the 4th most wired community college in the country. You can learn in one of our almost 40 smart classrooms, in one of our 26 computer classrooms, or on-line through one of our over 80 distance learning courses. The College offers four Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AAS, and AGS) in 90 degree and certificate programs in 40 areas of study. In 1998, the College created a new Liberal Studies degree (AS) that provides students with the strong general education core (36 credits) and flexibility to tailor electives (24 credits) to their transfer institution's program requirements. In fall 2004, approximately 55 percent of the College's students were enrolled in transfer-based programs, 38 percent were enrolled in occupational programs and 9 percent were enrolled in General Studies. The college is fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lansdale School of Business
    Pivate, for profit
    344 students | 3.70 Mi290 Wissahickon Avenue
    North Wales PA  19454
    (215)699-5700
    3.70344
  • 1,180 students | 5.60 Mi1140 Virginia Dr
    Fort Washington PA  19034
    (215)591-5700
    5.601,180
  • Antonelli Institute
    Pivate, for profit
    188 students | 6.50 Mi300 Montgomery Ave
    Erdenheim PA  19038
    (215)836-2222
    6.50188
  • Katharine Gibbs School
    Pivate, for profit
    183 students | 8.20 Mi2501 Monroe Blvd
    Norristown PA  19403
    (610)676-0500
    8.20183
  • 273 students | 8.60 Mi220 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 100
    Plymouth Meeting PA  19462
    (610)832-3400
    8.60273

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Did You Know?
Montgomery County, PA 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Montgomery County, PA is DeVry University-Pennsylvania. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.