Mount Wachusett Community College Overview
Mount Wachusett Community College is a public institution located in Gardner, Massachusetts. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of MWCC.
What Is Mount Wachusett Community College Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at MWCC since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at MWCC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Mount Wachusett 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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MWCC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards MWCC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Mount Wachusett Community College?
Contact details for MWCC are given below.
|Address:||444 Green St, Gardner, MA 01440-1000|
How Do I Get Into MWCC?
You can apply to MWCC online at: mwcc.edu/admissions/apply/
Can I Afford Mount Wachusett Community College?
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 MWCC, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $4,217 a year. That adds up to $16,868 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at MWCC is 12.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Mount Wachusett Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,021 full-time undergraduates at MWCC, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mount Wachusett Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||57|
|Hispanic or Latino||172|
Over 10 countries are represented at MWCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Brazil, and Canada.
Online Learning at Mount Wachusett Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at MWCC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 27th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of MWCC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mount Wachusett Community College was 65.2%. This is the #525 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at MWCC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MWCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||17%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||21%|
|Computer Information Systems||19%|
|Computer Software & Applications||37%|
|Legal Support Services||14%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MWCC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MWCC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Legal Support Services||#33|
|Computer Software & Applications||#47|
|Computer Information Systems||#116|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#236|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#251|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#257|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#257|
|Business Administration & Management||#391|
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%.
Mount Wachusett Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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