Manchester Community College

  • 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 serves 6,003 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Manchester Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Connecticut for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 249 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Manchester Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty249 staff154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Manchester Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Manchester Community College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,003 students3,023 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:119:1
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# Full-Time Students2,004 students654 students
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# Part-Time Students3,999 students2,369 students
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% Asian
5%
4%
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% Hispanic
19%
23%
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% Black
17%
17%
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% White
51%
47%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.670.69
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College Completion Rate
19%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$35,100
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $3,995. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,558 is less than the state average of $11,928. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$3,995
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$11,928
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,957$7,897
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,000$4,500
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Source: 2019 (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 is Goodwin College (4.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Goodwin College
    Private not-for-profit
    3,397 students | 4.80 MiOne Riverside Drive
    East Hartford CT  06118
    (860) 528-4111
    4.803,397
  • 3,290 students | 7.70 Mi950 Main Street
    Hartford CT  06103
    (860) 906-5000
    7.703,290
  • 1,858 students | 15.50 Mi170 Elm St
    Enfield CT  06082
    (860) 253-3000
    15.501,858
  • 2,547 students | 17.00 Mi100 Training Hill Rd
    Middletown CT  06457
    (860) 343-5701
    17.002,547
  • 3,902 students | 18.90 Mi271 Scott Swamp Road
    Farmington CT  06032
    (860) 773-1300
    18.903,902
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