Mount Wachusett Community College

Tel: (978)632-6600
  • Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts. The 269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, Athol, Orange, and Devens. The college offers over 40 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service programs. MWCC students enjoy many support services and resources including the Fitness and Wellness Center, the Academic Support Center, and the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount.
School Highlights
  • Mount Wachusett Community College serves 4,336 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Mount Wachusett Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Worcester County, MA.
  • The nearest community college is Salter College-West Boylston (19.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 200 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
Mount Wachusett Community College(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 Faculty200 staff95 staff
Mount Wachusett Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,336 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,336 students2,713 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:126:1
Mount Wachusett Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,764 students1,076 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,572 students1,637 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mount Wachusett Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
5%
Mount Wachusett Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
10%
12%
Mount Wachusett Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
11%
Mount Wachusett Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
73%
61%
Mount Wachusett Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
1%
Mount Wachusett Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Mount Wachusett Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
8%
Mount Wachusett Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.450.59
Mount Wachusett Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
16%
18%
Mount Wachusett Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$35,600
Mount Wachusett Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,068 is less than the state average of $5,267. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,988 is more than the state average of $9,951. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,068$5,267
Mount Wachusett Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,988$9,951
Mount Wachusett Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%86%
Mount Wachusett Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$15,250
Mount Wachusett Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,125$5,300
Mount Wachusett Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • MWCC is a learning community committed to quality instruction, innovative curriculum, and personalized support. Providing a supportive, creative learning environment for students, faculty, and staff is a high priority. The college is committed to building and maintaining a supportive learning environment that values creativity and diverse perspectives and contributions of all members of the community. We are responsible for equipping our students with essential learning skills to be successful lifelong learners able to adapt easily and acquire new knowledge and skills for a changing world. MWCC's main campus is in Gardner and its satellite campuses are located in Leominster (Leominster Campus & Corporate Training Center), Fitchburg, Athol, Orange, and Devens (Shriver Job Corps, Devens Learning Center, and the Devens Center). The main campus includes an academic building with fully-equipped classrooms, laboratories, studios, library and theatre. In addition, the MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center offers a gymnasium, athletic field, running track, racquetball courts, pool, weight room, and fitness center. MWCC offers its students education for a changing world. Our students learn from dynamic, dedicated faculty in small classes. At the Mount you will receive individualized attention, not only in the classroom, but all across the campus through a wide variety of student services including tutoring and counseling. Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Salter College-West Boylston
    Private, for profit
    555 students | 19.50 Mi184 West Boylston Suite # 1
    West Boylston MA  01583
    (774)261-1500
    19.50555
  • 8,452 students | 21.50 Mi670 West Boylston Street
    Worcester MA  01606
    (508)853-2300
    21.508,452
  • Becker College
    Private, non-profit
    2,021 students | 24.10 Mi61 Sever St
    Worcester MA  01609
    (877)523-2537
    24.102,021
  • 2,184 students | 27.30 Mi505 Amherst St
    Nashua NH  03063
    (603)578-8900
    27.302,184
  • 2,127 students | 32.50 MiOne College Dr
    Greenfield MA  01301
    (413)775-1000
    32.502,127
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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,267 per year for in-state students and $9,951 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $26,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.