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 3,662 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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 to Mount Wachusett Community College is Salter College-West Boylston (19.5 miles away).

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Fitchburg, MWCC Sign Nursing Agreement - 12/06/2017 - <strong>Announcement:</strong> All students admitted to Mount Wachusett`s registered nurse program will have the option of guaranteed admission to Fitchburg State University`s online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 200 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Mount Wachusett Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty200 staff96 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Mount Wachusett Community College has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The Mount Wachusett Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,662 students3,428 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:126:1
Mount Wachusett Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,310 students1,076 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,352 students2,352 students
Mount Wachusett Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Mount Wachusett Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Mount Wachusett Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Mount Wachusett Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Mount Wachusett Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Mount Wachusett Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Mount Wachusett Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Mount Wachusett Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.490.59
Mount Wachusett Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mount Wachusett Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$35,500
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 more than the state average of $4,424. 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 $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,068$4,424
Mount Wachusett Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,988$9,401
Mount Wachusett Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%89%
Mount Wachusett Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$11,450
Mount Wachusett Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,125$5,000
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.

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For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 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.

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