Mount Wachusett Community College

Tel: (978)632-6600
4,731 students
Public institution
Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts. The 269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, Athol, Orange, and Devens. The college offers over 40 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service programs. MWCC students enjoy many support services and resources including the Fitness and Wellness Center, the Academic Support Center, and the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount.
School Highlights:
Mount Wachusett Community College serves 4,731 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Mount Wachusett Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Worcester County, MA.
The nearest community college is Salter College-West Boylston (19.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Mount Wachusett Community College 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 Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,731 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,731 students
1,283 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,029 students
832 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,702 students
1,021 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Mount Wachusett Community College sch enrollment Mount Wachusett Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Mount Wachusett Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
8%
7%
Mount Wachusett Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
6%
12%
Mount Wachusett Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
82%
66%
Mount Wachusett Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Mount Wachusett Community College More (2009-2012)
Mount Wachusett Community College sch ethnicity Mount Wachusett Community 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. 0.32 0.45
Mount Wachusett Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,900 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,820 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,900 $5,845
Mount Wachusett Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,820 $10,047
Mount Wachusett Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

MWCC is a learning community committed to quality instruction, innovative curriculum, and personalized support. Providing a supportive, creative learning environment for students, faculty, and staff is a high priority. The college is committed to building and maintaining a supportive learning environment that values creativity and diverse perspectives and contributions of all members of the community. We are responsible for equipping our students with essential learning skills to be successful lifelong learners able to adapt easily and acquire new knowledge and skills for a changing world. MWCC's main campus is in Gardner and its satellite campuses are located in Leominster (Leominster Campus & Corporate Training Center), Fitchburg, Athol, Orange, and Devens (Shriver Job Corps, Devens Learning Center, and the Devens Center). The main campus includes an academic building with fully-equipped classrooms, laboratories, studios, library and theatre. In addition, the MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center offers a gymnasium, athletic field, running track, racquetball courts, pool, weight room, and fitness center. MWCC offers its students education for a changing world. Our students learn from dynamic, dedicated faculty in small classes. At the Mount you will receive individualized attention, not only in the classroom, but all across the campus through a wide variety of student services including tutoring and counseling. Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,274 per year for in-state students and $9,235 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,046 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 64%. 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 0.49, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.