300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 46,523 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 46,523 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,486
  • Out-state tuition: $12,015
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 94%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Miami Dade College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 4,430 teachers has grown by 221% over five years.
Miami Dade College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
4,430 staff
128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Miami Dade College has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The Miami Dade College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
46,523 students
1,232 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
19,950 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
26,573 students
2,000 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
449 students
263 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
19,950 students
862 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
66 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
26,573 students
2,771 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
34 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
174 students
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
69%
29%
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% Black
13%
16%
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% White
6%
41%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
7%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.50
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.59%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
58.25%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$31,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,486 is more than the state average of $3,280. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,015 is more than the state average of $10,578. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,486
$3,280
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,015
$10,578
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$9,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
86%
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Miami Dade College cost?

Miami Dade College's tuition is approximately $3,486 for In-State students and $12,015 for Out-State students.

What is Miami Dade College's ranking?

Miami Dade College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Average community college minority breakdown and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 46,523 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,486
  • Out-state tuition: $12,015
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 94%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Miami-Dade County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Miami-Dade County, FL is Miami Ad School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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