Middlesex Community College (MxCC), located in Middlesex, Connecticut, was founded in 1966 as a branch campus of Manchester Community College and became an independent member of the community college system in 1968. Most MxCC students complete a two-year associate’s degree and then transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All Connecticut state universities guarantee admission for MxCC graduates. MxCC serves the following towns and cities: Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, Rocky Hill, Wallingford, and Westbrook.
The campus of Middlesex Community College lies on about 38 acres of land that overlooks the Connecticut River and Middletown. Campus resources include classrooms, a computer center, computer classrooms, a broadcast communications center, art studios, chemistry and biology labs, a reading and writing lab, a lab for ophthalmic design and dispensing, and a library. Parking is provided for students at no charge. A bus also frequents the campus twice per hour. In 1998, MxCC opened a learning center in Meriden, Connecticut where students have the option of enrolling in credit, non-credit, day, night, and weekend courses.
MxCC offers more than 20 certificate programs, 25 degree programs, and continuing education opportunities within the following four programs of study: Humanities, Mathematics, Social Science, and Science. The college requires students to complete at least 33 percent of degree programs in liberal arts fields. Most general education courses are taught completely online, although hybrid courses require students to meet a few times on campus. Online classrooms are available 24/7 and students can complete asynchronous coursework that meets their schedules. Students who are new to online learning are encouraged to complete the MxCC Online Orientation and must have a computer with high speed Internet connection.
Demographics of Middlesex Community College include:
- Serves about 4,400 credit students and 1,600 non-credit students
- 40 full-time faculty and more than 150 part-time faculty.
- Average student age 21
- About 59 percent female student body
- More than 38 percent full-time students
- Approximately 29 percent minority student population.
- About 70 percent of students employed while enrolled in courses
- Approximately 48 percent transfer students
Student housing is not available at MxCC because it is a commuter college.
Tuition at Middlesex Community College is based on residency and credit hours taken. For the average full-time student who is a Connecticut resident, tuition costs $3,786 per two semesters while tuition would cost $11,318 for out-of-state students.
Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid after January 1 each year. Available forms of aid include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Connecticut Aid for Public College Students, CTCC Grant, Federal Family Education Loan Program, the Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) Loan Program, and work-study awards. Once eligibility has been confirmed, the student will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter explaining awards. More than 56 percent of MxCC students utilize financial aid.
MCC retains an open admissions policy and accepts all students who have completed high school or completed the GED. Degree-seeking students applying to Middlesex Community College must submit the following :
- Complete the online application and pay the $20 application fee
- Submit proof of high school or GED completion
- Transfer students should submit official college transcripts
- Submit proof of MMRV immunization
- Complete the Basic Skills Assessment for English and Math
Once accepted, students must meet with an advisor and register for classes. It is also advised for students to apply for financial aid during this time.
Middlesex Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,087
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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