Montgomery County Community College

Tel: (215)641-6300
13,122 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 13,122 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Montgomery County Community College is one of 8 community colleges within Montgomery County, PA.
The nearest community college is Lansdale School of Business (3.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 380 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Montgomery County Community College 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 380 staff
59 staff
Montgomery County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 13,122 teachers has grown by 42% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,122 students
1,282 students
Montgomery County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Montgomery County Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
4,567 students
810 students
Montgomery County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 8,555 students
1,017 students
Montgomery County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Montgomery County Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Montgomery County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Montgomery County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Montgomery County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Montgomery County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Montgomery County Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Montgomery County Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Montgomery County Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Montgomery County Community 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. 0.32 0.53
Montgomery County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,640 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,690 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,640 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,690 $10,294
Montgomery County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 61%
Montgomery County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • North Wales Lansdale School of Business
    Private for-profit
    290 Wissahickon Avenue
    North Wales, PA 19454
    3.7  Mi  |  382  students
  • Fort Washington DeVry University-Pennsylvania
    Private for-profit
    1140 Virginia Dr
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    5.6  Mi  |  0  students
  • Erdenheim Antonelli Institute
    Private for-profit
    300 Montgomery Ave
    Erdenheim, PA 19038
    6.5  Mi  |  187  students
  • Norristown Katharine Gibbs School
    Private, for-profit
    2501 Monroe Blvd
    Norristown, PA 19403
    8.2  Mi  |  183  students
  • Plymouth Meeting ITT Technical Institute-Plymouth Meeting
    Private for-profit
    220 W. Germantown Pike Suite 100
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    8.6  Mi  |  346  students
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Did You Know?
For Montgomery, PA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,229 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Montgomery, 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 0.43, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Montgomery, PA is DeVry University-Pennsylvania. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.