Middlesex Community College (Bedford)

  • Middlesex Community College is a progressive and dynamic learning community, committed to providing educational programs andservices that support personal growth and economic opportunity for its diverse student population. Dedicated to student success, the College provides excellence in teaching, personal attention, and extensive opportunities for exploration and growth. Closely linked to the fabric of the community, Middlesex’s partnerships with school, business and service organizations provide leadership in economic and community development and foster a culture of civic engagement and responsive workforce development. The College’s state-of-the-art programs in the liberal arts, basic skills, and more thanfifty career and technical fields respond to student and community needs, providing a strong foundation for college transfer, employment, professional development and lifelong learning.
School Highlights
  • Middlesex Community College (Bedford) serves 9,205 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Middlesex Community College (Bedford) is one of 4 community colleges within Middlesex County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Middlesex Community College (Bedford) is Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (10.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Middlesex Community College (Bedford) places among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 283 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Middlesex Community College (Bedford)(MA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty283 staff96 staff
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Middlesex Community College (Bedford) has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Middlesex Community College (Bedford) diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,205 students3,428 students
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:126:1
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,537 students1,076 students
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,668 students2,352 students
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
11%
5%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
14%
12%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
12%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Black (2007-2016)
% White
69%
61%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Non Resident (2007-2016)
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.490.59
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
14%
18%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,300$35,500
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,394 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,338 is less than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,394$4,424
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,338$9,401
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%89%
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$11,450
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,200$5,000
Middlesex Community College (Bedford) Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As the largest community college in the commonwealth, our students can choose from more than 79 degree and certificate programs, as well as hundreds of community education and career training courses offered during the day, evening, weekend and online. Many of our programs also have internships and Service-Learning components, which give our students important experiential learning opportunities many employers appreciate. Graduates of Middlesex Community College degree programs receive an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.). The A.A. programs are generally appropriate for students intending to transfer. A.S. programs usually have a career-entry emphasis.Associate degree programs require completion of specific course work in the area of concentration, plus a core curriculum of general education courses in liberal arts and sciences. Many serve as preparation for transfer to bachelor's degree programs in a related major. To receive the associate degree, students must complete at least 20 courses and earn a minimum of 60 credits. The number of credits varies, however, with totals from 60 to 73, according to the requirements of individual programs. The Bedford campus is situated on 200 acres located off Springs Road, close to Route 3. Set on handsomely landscaped grounds that border the town of Billerica, the campus incorporates 11 buildings that house classrooms, laboratories, offices, a library, the Medical Education Imaging Center and the MCC Concert Hall. A bookstore, cafeteria, student lounge and Fitness Center are located in the Bedford Campus Center. Teaching is student-centered, emphasizing interactive learning strategies, state-of-the-art technology, workplace and community service, and the incorporation of a forward-thinking core curriculum. Online classes, tutoring and library resources give students added flexibility for learning. Vibrant co-curricular opportunities reflect a broad array of interests and encourage a strong voice in student governance.

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Did You Know?
Middlesex County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Middlesex County, MA is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Cambridge. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.