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Montgomery County Community College Overview

Located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County Community College is a public institution. Montco is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Montgomery County Community College Known For?

1,458 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Montco is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 26% of the faculty were full-time.

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Montgomery County Community 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#88 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#215 Most Popular Associate’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 Montco.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#149 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#174 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Montgomery County Community College?

Location of Montgomery County Community College

Contact details for Montco are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-0796
Phone: 215-641-6300
Website: www.mc3.edu

How Do I Get Into Montco?

You can apply to Montco online at: https://www.mc3.edu/admissions/applying-to-mccc/apply-now

Montgomery County Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Montgomery County Community College?

35% Take Out Loans
15.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Montco, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $4,555 a year. That adds up to $18,220 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montco is 15.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Montgomery County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,147 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,309 undergraduate students at Montco, with 3,147 being full-time and 7,162 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,147 full-time undergraduates at Montco, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Montco

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montgomery County Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Montco Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 211
Black or African American 430
Hispanic or Latino 289
White 1,848
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 306

Over 31 countries are represented at Montco. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Montgomery County Community College

1,590 Took All Classes Online
3,565 Took At Least One Class Online
3.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,565 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 11th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Montco

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montgomery County Community College was 3.3%. This is the #1,794 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Montco regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting & Computer Science 51%
Business Administration & Management 34%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Computer Engineering 62%
Computer Science 11%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 18%
General Business/Commerce 3%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 5%
Health Professions 0%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 20%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 51%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Montco 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 Montco.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Accounting & Computer Science #1
Homeland Security #56
Entrepreneurial Studies #64
Marketing #105
Business Support & Assistant Services #109
General Business/Commerce #145
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #177
Teacher Education Grade Specific #225
Accounting #227
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #381
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #427
Liberal Arts General Studies #427

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%.

Montgomery County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 413 0 413
General Business/Commerce 0 135 0 135
Nursing 0 120 0 120
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 76 0 76
Health & Medical Administrative Services 54 22 0 76
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 44 0 45
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 44 0 44
Business Administration & Management 5 33 3 41
Dental Support Services 0 40 0 40
Accounting & Computer Science 37 0 0 37
Culinary Arts 0 22 15 37
Communication & Media Studies 0 36 0 36
Fine & Studio Arts 0 36 0 36
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 25 9 0 34
Computer Science 0 28 0 28
Accounting 4 17 6 27
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 6 21 27
Allied Health Professions 0 21 0 21
Mental & Social Health Services 0 17 4 21
Computer Information Systems 0 20 0 20
General Social Sciences 0 19 0 19
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 17 0 17
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 16 0 16
Computer Engineering Technology 3 9 0 12
Mechanical Engineering 0 12 0 12
Computer Engineering 8 0 0 8
Health & Physical Education 0 3 4 7
Audiovisual Communications 0 6 0 6
Engineering Science 0 6 0 6
Information Technology 3 2 0 5
Fire Protection 2 3 0 5
Public Health 0 4 0 4
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 4 0 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 2 0 3
Nanotechnology 0 3 0 3
General Physical Sciences 0 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 2
Marketing 2 0 0 2
Electrical Engineering 0 2 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 2
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Homeland Security 1 0 0 1
Dance 0 1 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 152 1,253 53 1,458

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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