Middlesex Community College (Middletown)

Tel: (860)343-5701
2,905 students
Public institution
Middlesex believes that a college education should be available to everyone. It is committed to providing excellence in teaching as well as personal support in developing the genius of each student. The educational goal of the college is to promote understanding, learning, ethics, and self-discipline by encouraging critical thinking. Faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students achieve their academic, professional and career potentials. This support is a continual process that recognizes student diversity in both background and learning ability.
School Highlights:
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Middlesex Community College (Middletown) serves 2,905 students (37.49% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
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Middlesex Community College (Middletown) is the only community colleges within Middlesex County, CT.
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The nearest community college is Goodwin College (14.31 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
Middlesex Community College (Middletown) 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 100 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,905 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,905 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 1,089 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 1,816 students
1,017 students
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
16%
7%
% Black
9%
12%
% White
65%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
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. 0.37 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,318 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,786 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,318 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1966 as a branch campus of Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College became an independent member of the Community College System in 1968. In 1973, the college moved to its present 38-acre campus, which overlooks the scenic Connecticut River and the City of Middletown. Middlesex Community College is conveniently located in Central Connecticut and is easily accessible via major interstates. An open admissions college, Middlesex awards associate degrees in more than 20 major areas and certificates in a variety of programs which lead to further study, employment and active citizenship. The educational goal of the college is to promote understanding, learning, ethics, and self-discipline by encouraging critical thinking. Enrollment at Middlesex has grown from an original class of 320 to more than 2200 full and part-time students. The college also serves the diverse educational needs of more than 1700 continuing education students through its Credit-Free Division. The college's four main air-conditioned and handicapped accessible buildings-Snow, Wheaton, Founders and Chapman Halls-are located on a scenic campus approximately a mile and a half from the center of Middletown. Within this complex are general purpose classrooms, a computer center and computer classrooms, art studios, a state-of-the-art broadcast communications center, special purpose chemistry and biology laboratories, a learning laboratory for reading and writing, an ophthalmic design and dispensing laboratory, faculty and administrative offices, cafeteria, bookstore, multi-purpose rooms, and a library. There is ample free student parking; a municipal bus route, which stops at the campus twice hourly, also serves the college. We are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,748 per year for in-state students and $13,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,296 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Housatonic Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.