Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
57%
43%
student ratio
56,001
total students
Tuition Cost $1,987 | $7,947
in-state | out-of-state
Rolling
fall application deadline
100%
acceptance rate
Non-competitive
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Overview

A College of Excellence

With 165,000 currently enrolled students and more than 2 million students admitted since it opened its doors in 1960, Miami Dade College (MDC) is the largest campus-based institution of higher education in the United States. MDC's eight campuses are located in and around Miami, Florida, and include Hialeah, Homestead, InterAmerican, Kendall, Medical, North, West and Wolfson campuses. In addition, MDC has an outreach center: The Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center.

The College's multiple locations throughout Miami-Dade County offer students highly flexible scheduling options for more than 300 pathways of study. Students may pursue four-year bachelor's degrees and two-year associate degrees, as well as various vocational and college credit certificates. MDC offers evening and weekend courses, and classes online through its Virtual College at http://www.mdc.edu/virtual/.

Miami Dade College, its students, faculty and staff, have also been recognized through numerous prestigious awards and honors. Recent examples include the 2017 Leah Meyer Austin Award from Achieving the Dream, the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight into Diversity, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which was presented to MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón by former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Academic Programs

Miami Dade College offers bachelor's programs in select majors, including biological sciences, data analytics, education, electronics engineering technology, film, TV and digital production, information systems technology, nursing, physician assistant studies, public safety management, supervision and management, and supply chain management. All bachelor's programs at MDC are workforce driven, with coursework designed to prepare students for a specific career.

Two-year associate degrees prepare students to enter into junior-year studies at universities or for immediate employment in certain career fields. MDC offers hundreds of associate degree pathways in areas such as accounting, architecture, biology, computer science, criminal justice, dietetics, education, fashion, hospitality, interior design, journalism, paralegal studies, social work and sociology. MDC awards more associate degrees to Hispanics than any other institution of higher education in the United States.

The College also offers more than 80 college credit certificates that focus on a unique industry or specific job. Credits earned may be applied toward a related Associate in Science degree.
In 2018, MDC launched several trailblazing certificate programs, including cybersecurity, digital forensics, mechatronics and visual and augmented reality.

Students considering MDC have the option to apply to The Honors College, a division of Miami Dade College that is open to high school graduates with exceptional GPA and SAT scores. Benefits of admission to The Honors College include small classes, study-abroad opportunities, development of capstone projects for potential publication and personalized educational planning.

Seamless Transfers

A student graduating with an associate degree from MDC is guaranteed admission to any public university in Florida, as well as several other universities nationwide with which MDC has articulation agreements. Graduates of Miami Dade College have transferred to top-ranking institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, Columbia, and Boston University.

Specialized Training and Certificate Options for Students

Miami Dade College offers several options for students looking to start new careers, improve their job skills or learn a trade. MDC's technical certification programs prepare students for specific vocations in over 40 areas, including electronic technology, firefighting, massage therapy, medical assisting, pharmacy technician and television production.

Non-credit and alternative education options at MDC include GED preparation, English as a second language (ESL) courses and dual enrollment courses open to accelerated high school students.

Ample Study Abroad Opportunities

Students at MDC can study in other countries while earning credits toward an MDC degree. The College sponsors study-abroad programs as well as numerous faculty-led programs to destinations around the world. As a member of the College Consortium for International Students (CCIS), MDC students also are able to participate in study-abroad programs sponsored by other CCIS partner institutions.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Ample financial aid opportunities are available based on financial need and/or academic record, and include direct loan programs, scholarships, federal student aid, Pell Grants, the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and MDC's American Dream Scholarship, which covers two years of tuition for qualified high-achieving students.

Winning Sharks Teams

Miami Dade College is home to five intercollegiate athletic teams: women's basketball, softball and volleyball, as well as men's basketball and baseball. Since 1961, the Miami Dade College Sharks have won multiple championship games and various recognitions and honors. MDC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Florida Community College Activities Association's Southern Conference. MDC has captured more than 30 national collegiate athletic titles and is considered one of the most successful athletic programs in the nation.

A Growing List of Notable Alumni

Graduates from MDC include many notable performers, political figures and celebrities, including: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Emilio Estefan, Sylvester Stallone, Oscar-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Mirta Ojito, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former Major League Baseball catcher Mike Piazza, The Related Group co-founder and CEO Jorge M. Perez and Miami Herald president and publisher Alexandra Villoch.

A Beacon for the Arts

In addition to being one of the foremost colleges in the region, MDC is the home of several of South Florida's most prominent cultural institutions. The College produces and hosts nationally acclaimed events such as the Miami Book Fair and Miami Film Festival, and operates cultural venues including the Museum of Art and Design at MDC, Tower Theater, Koubek Center, the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower and Teatro Prometeo.


Location & Contact

300 Northeast Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
USA

Ms. Elisabet Vizoso

Interim College Registrar

Phone: 305-237-2206
Fax: 305-237-2532
Email: evizoso@mdc.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agriculture
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Food Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Horticultural Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Ornamental Horticulture
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Nursery Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Architecture
    • Architectural Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Banking and Financial Support Services
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Automation/Technology/Data Entry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Nonprofit Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Office Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Restaurant/Food Services Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Photographic and Film/Video Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Recording Arts Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Graphics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Programming
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Programming (Specific Applications)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Programming (Vendor/Product Certification)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Support Specialist
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Network and System Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Construction trades
    • Electrician
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Plumbing Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Specific Levels and Methods) Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Education Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Hearing Impairments
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Teacher Assistant/Aide
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Architectural Drafting and CAD/CADD
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Architectural Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Automation Engineer Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • CAD/CADD Drafting/Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Construction Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Drafting and Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Telecommunications Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Child-Care Provision
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Portuguese
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Health Services Counseling
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetic Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Histologic Technician
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Massage Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical/Clinical Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Medical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Ophthalmic Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Opticianry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacy Technician
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Phlebotomy Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Therapy Technician
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Corrections and Criminal Justice Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fire Science/Firefighting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Protective Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Security and Loss Prevention
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Behavioral Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Court Reporting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mechanic and repair technologies
    • Computer Installation and Repair Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Forestry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Precision production
    • Sheet Metal Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Air Traffic Control
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

100% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied44,910
    • Accepted44,910
    • Acceptance Rate100%
    • Enrolled56,001
    • Female Applicants25,546
    • Females Accepted25,546
    • Female Acceptance Rate100%
    • Male Applicants19,364
    • Males Accepted19,364
    • Male Acceptance Rate100%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $30
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$1,987
    • Out-of-state tuition *$7,947
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$851
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students56,001
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino70.11%
    • Black or African American14.08%
    • White or Caucasian5.77%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.09%
    • Asian.95%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races.6%
    • Unknown or International Student2.36%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5.98% representing 165 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students.4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda (business), Future Educators of America Professional, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (education)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Emergency Mass Notification System (EMNS), campus public address systems, LiveSafe mobile safety App for students/employees

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball No Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball No Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty2,355
    • Full-time Percentage30%
    • Part-time Percentage70%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio26:1 or 34,393 students to 1,337 faculty


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