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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?

16,698 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at MDC is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 19% of the faculty were full-time.

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Miami Dade College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

MDC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#134 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MDC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Other Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Communications Technologies & Support Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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

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

21,473 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 51,679 undergraduate students at MDC, with 21,473 being full-time and 30,206 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,473 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 235
Black or African American 2,786
Hispanic or Latino 15,229
White 928
International Students 1,732
Other Races/Ethnicities 563

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 9,108 0 0 9,108
Business Administration & Management 3,401 44 0 480 3,925
Nursing 0 493 0 277 770
Criminal Justice & Corrections 300 40 0 0 340
Allied Health Professions 82 186 36 0 304
Computer Information Systems 93 28 0 102 223
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 142 142
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 134 0 0 0 134
Culinary Arts 102 30 0 0 132
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 7 64 0 57 128
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 69 51 0 0 120
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 56 61 0 117
Information Technology 89 18 4 0 111
Special Education 0 22 22 47 91
Health & Medical Administrative Services 6 63 13 0 82
Graphic Communications 0 63 0 0 63
Human Development & Family Studies 60 0 0 0 60
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 57 1 0 0 58
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 30 0 25 55
Accounting 31 23 0 0 54
Air Transportation 14 40 0 0 54
General Biology 0 0 0 51 51
Legal Support Services 0 48 0 0 48
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 47 0 0 0 47
Dental Support Services 0 37 0 0 37
Horticulture 27 6 0 0 33
Mental & Social Health Services 0 11 22 0 33
Music 0 32 0 0 32
Hospitality Management 22 8 1 0 31
Entrepreneurial Studies 29 1 0 0 30
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 29 1 0 30
Finance & Financial Management 25 4 0 0 29
Computer Programming 7 7 15 0 29
Design & Applied Arts 0 29 0 0 29
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 15 0 10 25
Computer Software & Applications 0 23 0 0 23
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 21 21
Audiovisual Communications 0 19 0 0 19
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 16 0 0 0 16
Marketing 0 11 2 0 13
Construction Engineering Technology 2 8 0 0 10
Computer Engineering Technology 0 9 0 0 9
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 9 0 0 9
Other Education 8 0 0 0 8
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 6 6
Fire Protection 0 5 0 0 5
General Engineering Technology 1 0 1 0 2
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 1 0 0 1
Communications Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4,630 10,672 178 1,218 16,698

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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