Manchester Community College (Manchester - 6040)

  • Manchester Community College is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition, and faculty members with both academic and “real-world” credentials. MCC is the largest of the state’s community colleges, with nearly 6,000 undergraduates in credit programs each year, and it has the largest percentage of traditional-aged college students among its sister schools.
School Highlights
  • Manchester Community College (Manchester - 6040) serves 7,300 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
  • Manchester Community College (Manchester - 6040) is one of 6 community colleges within Hartford County, CT.
  • The nearest community college to Manchester Community College (Manchester - 6040) is Goodwin College (4.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 249 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Manchester Community College (Manchester - 6040)(CT) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty249 staff71 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Manchester Community College (Manchester - 6040) has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Manchester Community College (Manchester - 6040) diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 37% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,300 students2,814 students
Student:Teacher Ratio29:122:1
# Full-Time Students2,517 students971 students
# Part-Time Students4,783 students1,843 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.570.66
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$35,100

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $5,238. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,558 is less than the state average of $15,449. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$5,238
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,449
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$4,737$5,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$2,499$4,400
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1963, Manchester Community College is the only community college in the country nationally recognized for academic excellence by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. MCC offers more than 90 degrees and certificates, with programs designed to fit the varying needs of students. Classes are held days, evenings, weekends, and online, and they prepare students for entry into a growing career field or transfer to a baccala-ureate institution for further study. Articulation agreements with the state's universities provide ease of transfer and maximize credits awarded. Financial aid is available, and comprehensive packages of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study opportunities help make an MCC education affordable for all. MCC has more than 35 student clubs and organizations, including an award-winning newspaper, an international honor society, business organizations, professional clubs, social groups, cultural organizations, and a vibrant student government. The college hosts four NJCAA Division III sports teams—soccer and basketball for women, soccer and baseball for men—and its fitness center offers aerobic and weight-training facilities coupled with course offerings to meet students' individual fitness goals.Manchester Community College is a learner-centered institution committed to access, excellence and relevance. MCC enriches the academic, economic and cultural life of the community it serves by providing comprehensive, innovative and affordable life-long learning opportunities to diverse populations.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Manchester Community College (Manchester - 6040) is Goodwin College (4.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Goodwin College
    Private, non-profit
    3,440 students | 4.00 MiOne Riverside Drive
    East Hartford CT  06118
  • 4,075 students | 5.50 Mi950 Main Street
    Hartford CT  06103
  • 3,005 students | 15.70 Mi100 Training Hill Rd
    Middletown CT  06457
  • 1,603 students | 16.30 Mi170 Elm St
    Enfield CT  06082
  • 4,193 students | 16.50 Mi271 Scott Swamp Road
    Farmington CT  06032
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,238 per year for in-state students and $15,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,380 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.