Miami Dade College

  • 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 66,046 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Miami Dade College is one of 18 community colleges within Miami-dade County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Miami Dade College is Brown Mackie College-Miami (0.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Miami Dade College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 1,378 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Miami Dade College(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty1,378 staff37 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Miami Dade College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Miami Dade College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment66,046 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio48:138:1
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# Full-Time Students26,157 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students39,889 students655 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
65%
24%
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% Black
16%
17%
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% White
8%
69%
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% Non Resident races
6%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
-
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Diversity Score0.540.60
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$30,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,486 is less than the state average of $6,464. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,015 is more than the state average of $11,973. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,486$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,015$11,973
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,500$11,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$6,334
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Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

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  • Brown Mackie College-Miami
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    919 students | 0.80 Mi3700 Lakeside Drive
    Hollywood FL  33027
    (305)341-6600
    0.80919
  • City College-Miami
    Private, non-profit
    263 students | 2.30 Mi9300 S Dadeland Blvd. 2nd Floor
    Miami FL  33156
    (305)666-9242
    2.30263
  • Miami Ad School-Wynwood
    Private, for profit
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    Miami FL  33127
    (305)538-3193
    3.20141
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    Miami FL  33181
    (305)892-7000
    8.201,904
  • 202 students | 8.40 Mi7925 NW 12th St Ste 201
    Miami FL  33126
    (305)597-9599
    8.40202
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