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 51,679 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 4,430 teachers has grown by 229% over five years.
Miami Dade College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty4,430 staff128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Miami Dade College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The Miami Dade College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment51,679 students3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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# Full-Time Students21,473 students862 students
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# Part-Time Students30,206 students2,273 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
71%
30%
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% Black
14%
18%
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% White
5%
38%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
6%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.470.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$31,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,486 is less than the state average of $5,404. 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 $11,632. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,486$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,015$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,413
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,382$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Miami Dade College is Miami Ad School-Wynwood (1.9 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Miami private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,246 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Miami community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Miami is Miami Ad School-Wynwood. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.