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Mount Wachusett Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Mount Wachusett Community College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors MWCC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Mount Wachusett Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Mount Wachusett Community College was awarded 42 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is medical/clinical assistant.

Overall Quality

MWCC is ranked #1,390 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 72 colleges in Massachusetts, MWCC is ranked at #62.

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Is It Hard to Get Into MWCC?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Mount Wachusett Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Mount Wachusett Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At MWCC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mount Wachusett Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Mount Wachusett Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Mount Wachusett Community College this rate is 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

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Mount Wachusett Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,674 undergraduates at MWCC with 1,218 being full-time and 2,456 being part-time.

How Much Does Mount Wachusett Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of MWCC is $8,688. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MWCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,271 $7,841 $8,648 $11,819 $12,898

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MWCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At MWCC, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $3,778 a year. That adds up to $15,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MWCC is 12.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do MWCC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from MWCC make about $32,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College is a public institution situated in Gardner, Massachusetts. The rural area surrounding MWCC is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for MWCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 444 Green St, Gardner, MA 01440-1000
Phone: 978-632-6600
Website: mwcc.edu/

Mount Wachusett Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Mount Wachusett Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MWCC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 1,249 students took at least one online class at Mount Wachusett Community College. This is an increase from the 1,214 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,249 482
2017-2018 1,214 424
2016-2017 1,296 473
2015-2016 1,315 433
2013-2014 1,317 465

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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