Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch

1101 Sherman Dr, Utica, NY 13501-5394

School Details

A member of the State University of New York System, Mohawk Valley Community College is a two-year, public institution, located in the city of Utica, New York.

MVCC was the first community college established in New York in 1946. The institution also offers classes at a campus in Rome, New York, to better serve the needs of northern and western Oneida County. The Rome Campus offers a wide range of services and many associate degree programs can be completed in their entirety at the Rome campus. The MVCC Cultural Series brings several films, lectures and performances to the Rome Campus each year.

Demographics at Mohawk Valley Community College are as follows:

  • About 7,400 students enrolled
  • Student to faculty ratio of 20:1
  • More than 60 percent of students study full-time
  • About 55 percent of students are female
  • More than three-quarters of students are White
  • About 71 percent of students are under the age of 25
  • More than 95 percent of students are from New York

Mohawk Valley Community College offers certificates and associate degrees in more than 90 programs of study. Distance education options at MVCC allow students to be able to access their courses at any time of the day and from anywhere with an Internet connection. Both online and hybrid courses are available to MCC students through BlackBoard. A variety of short-term and long-term study abroad opportunities are available to MVCC students. Non-credit options at MVCC include community education and corporate education.

Students can participate in more than 40 clubs on-campus, attend local movies, and view musicians and comedians perform. Students can also join athletic teams and intramural sports. Athletic teams at Mohawk Valley Community College include: men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s bowling, men’s golf, men’s ice hockey, men and women’s lacrosse, men and women’s soccer, women’s softball, men and women’s tennis, men and women’s track, and women’s volleyball. The “Hawks” participate in the NJCAA Division III. Student services include: housing, health services, academic advising, personal counseling, orientation, multicultural and international student services and advisement, transfer services and career counseling.

Students who live on-campus live in five residence halls with suite-style rooms: Huntington, Daugherty, Butterfield, Penfield and New Hall. On-campus housing is only available to students who demonstrate academic accomplishment. Room and board costs between $2,390-$3,540 per year. Dining options include one dining hall, a snack bar, and a café. Meal plans vary from $410-$615 per semester, based on the number of meals a student purchases.

Mohawk Valley Community College has an open admissions policy and utilizes a rolling admissions deadline. Students who have obtained a high school diploma or GED will be accepted to the college. In addition to submitting an application, students will also need to submit an official, sealed copy of your high school transcript or GED scores. Please note that open admissions does not guarantee acceptance to selective programs such as Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering and certain Health Science Programs. Once accepted, students must meet with an academic advisor and complete a placement exam.

About 90 percent of students at Mohawk Valley Community College receive financial aid. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (use school code 002871) each year after January 1. Forms of financial aid include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, and Federal Direct Student Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized & PLUS). Students can also earn private scholarships.

Mohawk Valley Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
  • Percent Admitted:
    Open Admissions
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