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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?

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  • The student loan default rate at MWCC is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at MWCC.
  • In <nil>, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Mount Wachusett Community College?


Contact details for MWCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 444 Green St, Gardner, MA 01440-1000
Phone: 978-632-6600

How Do I Get Into MWCC?

You can apply to MWCC online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Mount Wachusett Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Mount Wachusett Community College?

22% Take Out Loans
4.1% 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 MWCC, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $4,161 a year. That adds up to $16,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MWCC is 4.1%. 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.

Mount Wachusett Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

903 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,156 undergraduate students at MWCC, with 903 being full-time and 2,253 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 903 full-time undergraduates at MWCC, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mount Wachusett Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 143
White 641
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 33

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

1,221 Took All Classes Online
2,237 Took At Least One Class Online
65.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,237 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 17th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

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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