Montgomery County Community College-West Campus
- Montgomery County Community College believes in thinking Big. As an institution, the College prides itself on innovation. Founded in 1964, the College has grown with the community to meet the lifelong learning needs of Montgomery County. Known for its academic excellence and based on the successes of more than 30,000 alumni, the College is ranked first in the nation in its use of technology by the Center for Digital Education for 2008. Student success is the College’s primary goal. With a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, the College is committed to working closely with students to help them reach their educational goals. Students learn from award-winning faculty. In fact, the College’s faculty has been recognized as top in the nation three times in the past decade by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The College provides students with a quality, relevant curriculum. Students who earn AA or AS degrees can expect seamless transfer to numerous public and private colleges and universities throughout the region. More than two thirds of the College’s career graduates are employed in their fields of study. In addition, graduates from the College’s health sciences programs consistently exceed the average national pass rate on their professional certifications—many with 100 percent of graduates passing on their first attempt.
- The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
|Montgomery County Community College-West Campus||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||56 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||-||618 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||0:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||-||372 students|
|# Part-Time Students||-||246 students|
|% Two or more races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$38,600||$34,300|
|Median Debt for Graduates||$12,000||$12,667|
|Median Debt for Dropouts||$5,500||$5,183|
Source: 2012 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Montgomery County Community College-West Campus is Pace Institute (15.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 5 students | 15.70 Mi606 Court St Suite 404
Reading,  PA  19601
- 4,198 students | 16.10 Mi10 S Second St
Reading,  PA  19603
- 985 students | 18.50 Mi2205 Ridgewood Rd
Reading,  PA  19610
- 322 students | 19.10 Mi1001 Eagle Rd
Wayne,  PA  19087
- 344 students | 19.50 Mi290 Wissahickon Avenue
North Wales,  PA  19454
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.