• 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 3,674 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,674 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,068
  • Out-state tuition: $9,988
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 595 teachers has grown by 307% over five years.
Mount Wachusett Community College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
595 staff
285 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mount Wachusett Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Mount Wachusett Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,674 students
2,446 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,218 students
1,218 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,456 students
1,228 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Mount Wachusett Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of MA.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
400 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
18%
20%
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% Black
9%
15%
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% White
65%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mount Wachusett Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score
0.54
0.70
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College Completion Rate
18%
19%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Mount Wachusett Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,800
$35,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Mount Wachusett Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,068 is less than the state average of $6,343. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,988 is less than the state average of $10,767. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,068
$6,343
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,988
$10,767
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Mount Wachusett Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Mount Wachusett Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$11,900
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Mount Wachusett Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,767
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Mount Wachusett Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
70%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
535
SAT Writing
n/a
480
ACT Composite
n/a
8
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,674 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,068
  • Out-state tuition: $9,988
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Verified school update

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