Miami Dade College

Miami, FL
Miami Dade College

Brief Description

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.

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At A Glance

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.

Campus Location

Main Address

Miami Dade College
300 Ne 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132


(305) 237-8888


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 39%

Female undergraduate population: 61%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting Other
Accounting Technician
Aircraft Pilot And Navigator Professional
Architectural Drafting
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology / Technician
Aviation Management
Banking And Financial Support Services
Blood Bank Technology / Technician
Business Administration And Management
Business Computer Facilities Operator
Business Computer Programming / Programm
Business Information And Data Processing
Business Management And Administrative
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Business Systems Analysis And Design
Child Care Provider / Assistant
Civil Engineering / Civil Technology Technician
Construction / Building Technology / Technician
Corrections / Correctional Administration
Court Reporting
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice And Corrections Other
Custom Tailor
Dental Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician
Dietician Assistant
Drafting General
Education Of The Deaf And Hearing Impair
Elder Care Provider / Companion
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Enterprise Management And Operations
Environmental Control Technologies Other
Executive Assistant / Secretary
Fashion Merchandising
Film Video Making / Cinematography
Finance General
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Fire Science / Firefighting
Funeral Services And Mortuary Science
Graphic And Printing Equipment Operator
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Heating / Air Conditioning Refrigeration
Hospitality Services Management Other
Insurance Marketing Operations
Interior Architecture
International Business Marketing
Landscaping Operations And Management
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Mechanical Drafting
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology / Technician
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Music Other
Nursing Maternal / Child Health Post Rn
Nursing Rn Training
Office Supervision And Management
Operations Management And Supervision
Optical Technician / Assistant
Opticianry / Dispensing Optician
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Pharmacy Technician / Assistant
Photographic Technology / Technician
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physician Assistant
Psychiatric / Mental Health Services Technician
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Real Estate
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Security And Loss Prevention Services
Travel And Tourism
Travel Services Marketing Operations
Visual And Performing Arts Other