Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
FL, 33132-2297
Tel: (305)237-8888
66,184 students
Public institution

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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 66,184 students (39% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Miami Dade College is one of 24 community colleges within Miami-Dade County, FL.
The nearest community college is ATI College of Health (10.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Miami Dade College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 66,184 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
66,184 students
1,287 students
Miami Dade College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
26,098 students
832 students
Miami Dade College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 40,086 students
1,021 students
Miami Dade College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Miami Dade College sch enrollment Miami Dade College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Miami Dade College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
70%
7%
Miami Dade College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
20%
12%
Miami Dade College Black (2006-2012)
% White
9%
66%
Miami Dade College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Miami Dade College sch ethnicity Miami Dade College sta ethnicity
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. 0.46 0.45
Miami Dade College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,366 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,895 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,366 $5,940
Miami Dade College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,895 $10,072
Miami Dade College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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