Middlesex Community College (Middletown)
- Middlesex believes that a college education should be available to everyone. It is committed to providing excellence in teaching as well as personal support in developing the genius of each student. The educational goal of the college is to promote understanding, learning, ethics, and self-discipline by encouraging critical thinking. Faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students achieve their academic, professional and career potentials. This support is a continual process that recognizes student diversity in both background and learning ability.
- The teacher population of 105 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Middlesex Community College (Middletown)||(CT) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||105 staff||71 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,005 students||2,814 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,162 students||971 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,843 students||1,843 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,800||$35,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Founded in 1966 as a branch campus of Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College became an independent member of the Community College System in 1968. In 1973, the college moved to its present 38-acre campus, which overlooks the scenic Connecticut River and the City of Middletown. Middlesex Community College is conveniently located in Central Connecticut and is easily accessible via major interstates. An open admissions college, Middlesex awards associate degrees in more than 20 major areas and certificates in a variety of programs which lead to further study, employment and active citizenship. The educational goal of the college is to promote understanding, learning, ethics, and self-discipline by encouraging critical thinking. Enrollment at Middlesex has grown from an original class of 320 to more than 2200 full and part-time students. The college also serves the diverse educational needs of more than 1700 continuing education students through its Credit-Free Division. The college's four main air-conditioned and handicapped accessible buildings-Snow, Wheaton, Founders and Chapman Halls-are located on a scenic campus approximately a mile and a half from the center of Middletown. Within this complex are general purpose classrooms, a computer center and computer classrooms, art studios, a state-of-the-art broadcast communications center, special purpose chemistry and biology laboratories, a learning laboratory for reading and writing, an ophthalmic design and dispensing laboratory, faculty and administrative offices, cafeteria, bookstore, multi-purpose rooms, and a library. There is ample free student parking; a municipal bus route, which stops at the campus twice hourly, also serves the college. We are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education.
- The nearest community college to Middlesex Community College (Middletown) is Goodwin College (14.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 3,440 students | 14.30 MiOne Riverside Drive
East Hartford,  CT  06118
- 7,300 students | 15.70 MiGreat Path
Manchester,  CT  06040
- 4,075 students | 16.20 Mi950 Main Street
Hartford,  CT  06103
- 715 students | 17.20 Mi2279 Mount Vernon Road
Southington,  CT  06489
- 4,193 students | 18.10 Mi271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington,  CT  06032
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