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Miami Dade College Overview

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

What Is Miami Dade College Known For?

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  • Students at MDC have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at MDC.
  • In <nil>, 24% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into MDC?

You can apply to MDC online at:

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?

2% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MDC, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $5,125 a year. That adds up to $20,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MDC is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Miami Dade College Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,565 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 44,002 undergraduate students at MDC, with 18,565 being full-time and 25,437 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 18,565 full-time undergraduates at MDC, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 197
Black or African American 2,303
Hispanic or Latino 13,467
White 768
International Students 1,565
Other Races/Ethnicities 265

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

19,203 Took All Classes Online
35,990 Took At Least One Class Online
73.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 35,990 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.


This school is the 41st most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of MDC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Miami Dade College was 73.9%. This is the #515 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MDC regardless of major.

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%.


*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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