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Benefits of a MDC degree

Why it Pays to Attend MDC

MDC offers:

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  • An associate in arts degree from MDC is great preparation for entry into a top university or profession. It guarantees admission to a public university in Florida (including UF and FSU) as well as many private and out-of-state institutions, with which MDC has articulation agreements.
  • MDC's faculty is dedicated to student achievement. Their focus is teaching. All classes are taught by qualified, fully credentialed and experienced faculty.

Student and Support Services

  • Academic Advisement:  Advisors on every campus guide students in selecting courses and programs of study to satisfy their educational objectives.
  • Career Services: Each campus has a Career Services Center designed to help students with their career development, employment opportunities, and information on transfer options. Career Services sponsors career and college fairs and employer programs, and supplies lists of jobs, internships and co-operative opportunities.
  • Library and Media Services: All MDC campuses and outreach centers have access to thousands of online full-text periodicals. Access to these databases is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any computer with an Internet connection.    

The Best Education at the Lowest Cost

  • Earning an associate degree also lowers the cost of housing and living expenses.


  • MDC offers a full “college experience” just like other leading institutions of higher education, including student government, intercollegiate athletics, student-edited newspapers and literary magazines, internships and study abroad programs.  
  • MDC students are exposed to the world’s most influential authors, leaders and personalities through lectures, music performances, films, galleries, and theater and dance presentations. We are home to the Miami International Book Fair (the largest literary event in the U.S.), the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, and the Miami Dade International Film Festival.
  • MDC graduates are accepted at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Georgetown, Boston University and more than 60 other institutions MDC has established articulation agreements with, such as: Smith College, University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University and Drexel University. More information.    
  • MDC transfer students are frequently offered generous scholarships and financial aid.
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  • Students receive comprehensive support services ranging from academic advisement and career counseling to job placement and tutoring. Miami Dade College carefully monitors students’ progress through the curriculum.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.