Middlesex Community College

  • 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.

School Highlights

Middlesex Community College serves 2,424 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 55%.

Top Rankings

Middlesex Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Connecticut for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 154 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Middlesex Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty154 staff154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Middlesex Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Middlesex Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,424 students2,288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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# Full-Time Students848 students712 students
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# Part-Time Students1,576 students1,576 students
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% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
20%
26%
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% Black
10%
17%
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% White
61%
45%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.70
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College Completion Rate
19%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,558 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,711
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$7,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$4,666
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Middlesex Community College is Goodwin College (14.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Goodwin College
    Private not-for-profit
    3,297 students | 14.60 MiOne Riverside Drive
    East Hartford, CT 06118
    (860) 528-4111
    14.603,297
  • 3,083 students | 16.20 Mi950 Main Street
    Hartford, CT 06103
    (860) 906-5000
    16.203,083
  • 5,511 students | 17.00 MiGreat Path
    Manchester, CT 06040
    (860) 512-3000
    17.005,511
  • 3,781 students | 18.00 Mi271 Scott Swamp Road
    Farmington, CT 06032
    (860) 773-1300
    18.003,781
  • 806 students | 22.20 Mi99 East Main Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702
    (860) 486-2000
    22.20806
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,329 per year for in-state students and $15,711 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,887 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is University of Connecticut-Stamford. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.