Miami Dade College (MDC) is a state community college located in the urban center of downtown Miami in sunny Florida. In addition to the main Wolfson Campus, the college has eight campuses and 21 outreach centers that are spread throughout Miami Dade County, as well as a virtual campus that offers degrees from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. First established in 1960, MDC has grown to become the largest college in the Florida College System, largest institution of higher education in the state, and second largest in the entire nation with over 171,000 enrolled students annually.
Miami Dade College has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degree programs for an Associate of Applied Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Applied Science. Each year, MDC awards more associate's degrees than any other community college in the United States. It is also the leading college for awarding the most associate's degrees to Hispanics, most associate's degrees in Nursing, and most associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as General Studies and Humanities.
Since Miami Dade College understands the importance of extracurricular activities for developing well-rounded individuals, the campuses are filled with plentiful student involvement activities. Some of the student clubs available include Future Educators of America, Student Government Association, Women of Tomorrow, Gay Straight Alliance, Model United Nations, and Math Tutoring Club. On the Homestead, Kendall, North, and Wolfson campuses, students can also become involved in the National Honor Society. Named the Sharks, Miami Dade College Athletics is home to baseball, softball, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball.
Of the thousands of graduates that make up the MDC alumni network, the most notable include U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, former President of Panama Mireya Moscoso, award-winning novelist James Carol Blake, MLB outfield Raul Ibanez, and actor Steven Bauer. Graduates with an associate's degree often further their education by transferring primarily to schools within the State University of Florida. Students from the MDC Honors College have a reputation of being accepted into many of the prestigious institutions of the nation. Despite being ranked as the lowest community college in receiving state aid from the Florida government, Miami Dade College is continually expanding its reach with more campuses and currently adding more baccalaureate programs.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 46834
Total institution enrollment: 46834
School type: 2-year public
School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.
Miami Dade College
300 Ne 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
Male undergraduate population: 39%
Female undergraduate population: 61%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's