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).

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 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 15% 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 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,662 students3,428 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:126:1
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# Full-Time Students1,310 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students2,352 students2,352 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
-
5%
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% Hispanic
10%
12%
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% Black
7%
12%
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% White
70%
61%
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% Two or more races
4%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
7%
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Diversity Score0.490.59
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College Completion Rate
16%
18%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$35,500
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,988$9,401
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$11,450
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,125$5,000
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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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