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Miami Dade College Overview

Miami Dade College is a public institution located in Miami, Florida. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Miami Dade College Known For?

23,589 Full-Time Undergraduates
$6,327 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest degree offered at MDC.
  • In 2017-2018, 19% of the faculty were full-time.

Miami Dade College Rankings

MDC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that MDC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for MDC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 563
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 932
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,987

Where Is Miami Dade College?

Location of Miami Dade College

Contact details for MDC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 Ne 2Nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132-2204
Phone: 305-237-8888
Website: www.mdc.edu

How Do I Get Into MDC?

You can apply to MDC online at: https://mdcwap.mdc.edu/admission/ssncaveat.aspx?type=N

Miami Dade College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Miami Dade College?

3% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MDC is $6,327. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MDC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,014 $6,703 $8,220 $10,779 $12,164

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MDC, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $5,636 a year. That adds up to $22,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MDC is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Miami Dade College Undergraduate Student Diversity

23,589 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 56,001 undergraduate students at MDC, with 23,589 being full-time and 32,412 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MDC

Gender Diversity

Of the 23,589 full-time undergraduates at MDC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MDC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Miami Dade College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MDC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 217
Black or African American 3,225
Hispanic or Latino 16,507
White 1,185
International Students 1,782
Other Races/Ethnicities 673

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Miami Dade College. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at MDC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Miami Dade College

3,504 Took All Classes Online
9,117 Took At Least One Class Online
1.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,117 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MDC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MDC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Miami Dade College was 1.4%. This is the #1,940 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MDC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MDC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 33%
Business Administration & Management 83%
Business, Management & Marketing 81%
Computer Programming 21%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 38%
Entrepreneurial Studies 37%
Finance & Financial Management 55%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 33%
Marketing 23%
Other Homeland Security 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MDC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MDC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Programming #65
Finance & Financial Management #69
Entrepreneurial Studies #76
Marketing #119
Accounting #257
Health & Medical Administrative Services #302
Computer & Information Sciences #371
Criminal Justice & Corrections #371
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #422
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #490
Liberal Arts General Studies #490

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Miami Dade College Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 23 0 0 0
Air Transportation 40 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 56 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 186 0 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 1 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 19 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 44 480 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 51 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 9 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 28 102 0 0
Computer Programming 7 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 23 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 8 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 30 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 37 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 29 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 15 10 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 64 57 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 4 0 0 0
Fire Protection 5 0 0 0
Funeral & Mortuary Science 29 0 0 0
General Biology 0 51 0 0
Graphic Communications 63 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 63 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 21 0 0
Horticulture 6 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 8 0 0 0
Information Technology 18 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 48 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 9,108 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 1 0 0 0
Marketing 11 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 11 0 0 0
Music 32 0 0 0
Nursing 493 277 0 0
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 9 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 142 0 0
Special Education 22 47 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30 25 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 6 0 0
Total 21,344 2,436 0 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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