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 5,511 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 361 teachers has grown by 82% over five years.
Manchester Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty361 staff154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Manchester Community College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Manchester Community College diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,511 students2,288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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# Full-Time Students1,824 students712 students
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# Part-Time Students3,687 students1,576 students
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% Asian
6%
4%
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% Hispanic
22%
26%
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% Black
19%
17%
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% White
47%
45%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
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1%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.690.70
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College Completion Rate
15%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,558 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,711
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,000$7,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,383$4,666
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Source: 2020 (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
    3,297 students | 4.80 MiOne Riverside Drive
    East Hartford, CT 06118
    (860) 528-4111
    4.803,297
  • 3,083 students | 7.70 Mi950 Main Street
    Hartford, CT 06103
    (860) 906-5000
    7.703,083
  • 1,600 students | 15.50 Mi170 Elm St
    Enfield, CT 06082
    (860) 253-3000
    15.501,600
  • 2,424 students | 17.00 Mi100 Training Hill Rd
    Middletown, CT 06457
    (860) 343-5701
    17.002,424
  • 3,781 students | 18.90 Mi271 Scott Swamp Road
    Farmington, CT 06032
    (860) 773-1300
    18.903,781
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,329 per year for in-state students and $15,711 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,887 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is University of Connecticut-Stamford. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.