Facts in Brief
Opened September 1960
Miami Dade College, a state-supported college with eight campuses and numerous outreach centers, is the largest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the most highly regarded in the nation. It is governed by a seven-member District Board of Trustees and the College President.
11380 N.W. 27 Avenue, Miami, FL 33167
11011 S.W. 104 Street, Miami, FL 33176
300 N.E. 2 Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
950 N.W. 20 Street, Miami, FL 33127
500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030
627 S.W. 27 Avenue, Miami, FL 33135
New World School of the Arts
25 N.E. 2 Street, Miami, FL 33132
Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center
6300 N.W. 7 Avenue, Miami, FL 33150
1776 W. 49 Street, Hialeah, FL 33012
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178
Total students served during 2010-2011: 174,645.
Total students served during 2011-2012: 166,660
Curriculum and Degrees: back to top
- Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Secondary Mathematics Education, and Secondary Science, with specialties in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Science and Physics, and Electronic Engineering Technology, Biological Sciences, and Early Childhood Education.
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management; Supervision and Management; Film, Television, and Digital Production; and Health Sciences - Physician Assistant Studies.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
- Associate in Arts (University transfer programs).
- Educator Preparation Institute.
- Associate in Science and College Credit Certificates (two-year degree, college credit and certificate programs in occupational areas, several of which are transferable to the upper division). Occupational program areas include but are not limited to: business, computers, aviation, hospitality and travel, criminal justice, fire science, allied health, nursing, public service, entertainment and other occupational program areas.
- Associate of Applied Science (two-year degree that leads to employment).
- Advanced Technical Certificate (certification beyond the AAS/AS degrees).
- Career Training programs including: Vocational Credit Certificates (hands-on technology courses leading to employment).
- Continuing workforce and adult education, and recreation and leisure (non-credit).
- Annually awards more associate degrees than any other community college in the United States.*
- Miami Dade College is number one in the country among other colleges in awarding the most:
- Associate degrees
- Associate degrees to Hispanics.
- Associate degrees to African-Americans.
- Associate degrees in all disciplines.
- Associate degrees in all disciplines to minorities.
- Associate degrees in Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies & Humanities.
- Associate degrees in Nursing.
*Excluding predominantly online programs or colleges.
2010-2011 Lower division: Florida resident, $94.90 per credit; Out-of-state student, $345.68 per credit.
20010-2011 Upper division: Florida resident, $105.22 per credit; Out-of-state student, $353.66 per credit.
Fall 2011 Credit-Student Profile: back to top
- 32.4% of Miami Dade's students are between 21-25 years of age; 32.2% are 18-20.
- Average student age is 26.
- 60% of students attend on a part-time basis.
- Ethnic mix: 8% White non-Hispanic; 18%, Black non-Hispanic; 71%, Hispanic; 4-3%, other ethnicities.
- 58% of Miami Dade students are female; 42% are male.
There are 722 full-time faculty members as of Spring 2011.
- As of Spring 2011, Miami Dade College has 2,351 full-time employees, 77% of whom are ethnic minorities.
- 57% of full-time employees are female.
- Miami Dade has 4,040 part-time employees; about 44% are part-time faculty.
- Helen Aguirre Ferré, Chair
- Armando J. Bucelo Jr.
- Marielena A. Villamil
- Benjamin León III
- Armando J. Olivera
- Marili Cancio
- Jose K. Fuentes
- Eduardo J. Padrón
Eduardo J. Padrón
- 84 percent of students with an Associate in Arts degree continue their education at a four-year college or university in Florida immediately upon graduation.
- Miami Dade College has transfer agreements with all of the state universities as well as numerous agreements with colleges and universities across the country, including: The University of Wisconsin - Madison, Georgia Tech, Smith College and the University of Texas.
- 96 percent of the credit students at Miami Dade College are Miami-Dade County residents.
- 27 percent of all minority students attending Florida community colleges are attending Miami Dade College.
- Miami Dade College enrolls more minorities than any other college or university in the United States, including the most Hispanics.
- Miami Dade College graduates more minorities than any other college or university in the United States, including the most Hispanics.*
MDC's overall economic impact on the community was estimated to be approximately $1.6 billion in a 2003 study. Contributing to the impact were $173 million in direct purchases from local businesses, the significantly lower unemployment rate among community college graduates compared to high school graduates, and higher earnings for graduates. Approximately 9 out of 10 MDC students stay in the region and contribute to the local economy after they leave the college.
- Miami Book Fair International
- Miami International Film Festival
- MDC Live Arts (formerly Cultural del Lobo)
- Art Gallery System
- Miami International Sculpture Park
Miami Dade College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Special Program accreditation includes:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Committee on Accreditation for EMS Professions, American Board of Funeral Services Education, Inc., American Health Information Management Association Council on Accreditation, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistant, National Accrediting Agency for Criminal Laboratory Sciences, The Midwifery Education Accreditation Council, Florida Board of Nursing, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, The Commission on Opticianry Accreditation, Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, American Physical Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., Federal Aviation Administration, Florida Real Estate Commission Department of Business and Professional Regulation Division of Real Estate, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, Council on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. * Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS D-1402
Rev. May 2012