Mount Wachusett Community College

  • 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, and Devens. The college offers over 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult education/high school completion programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit continuing education programs. MWCC students enjoy many support services and resources including Mount Fitness, the gym and wellness center and the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount.

School Highlights

Mount Wachusett Community College serves 3,724 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 200 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mount Wachusett Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty200 staff113 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mount Wachusett Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Mount Wachusett Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,724 students2,565 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:122:1
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# Full-Time Students1,300 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students2,424 students1,489 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
16%
18%
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% Black
8%
15%
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% White
65%
49%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
9%
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Diversity Score0.540.69
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College Completion Rate
21%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$35,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,068 is more than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,988 is more than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,068$4,424
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,988$9,401
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,467$13,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Mount Wachusett Community College is Salter College-West Boylston (19.6 miles away).
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