Facts and Figures

The College

  • College founded in 1963
  • Lowe Student Services Center dedicated in 1984
  • Learning Resource Center opened in 2000
  • Arts, Sciences and Technology Center opened in 2003
  • Great Path Academy middle-college high school opened Fall 2009.

Student Stats

  • MCC serves over 15,000 students a year.
  • 48 percent of the credit students come from the primary service area of Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Hebron, Manchester, Mansfield/Storrs, Marlborough, South Windsor, Tolland, Union, Vernon/Rockville and Willington.
  • Spring 2022: 3,788 students (credit only); 2,124 (full-time equivalent).
  • Fall 2021: 4,494 students (credit-only); 2,559 (full-time equivalent).
  • Average age: 25; 55 percent women; 33 percent full time.
  • MCC serves “returning students” with associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees with workforce  training and skills enhancement, special advanced certifications or retraining in a new field.
  • Approximately 49 percent of the credit students are from under-represented racial and ethnic groups.
  • The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development serves approximately 1,200 non-credit students each year.
  • 280 students in inter-district magnet school, Great Path Academy, in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Faculty Stats

  • MCC has 456 teaching faculty.
  • Faculty earned degrees from over 100 institutions, including MCC.
  • 39 full-time faculty and staff are graduates of MCC.

Degrees and Certificates

  • MCC offers associate in art and associate in science degrees in over 40 disciplines. Broad areas of study include: accounting, business, business office technology, computer information systems, computer science and technology, engineering science and industrial technology, general studies, health careers, hospitality management, human services, humanities and the liberal arts and sciences.
  • MCC also offers programs of a shorter duration in each of the areas listed above, resulting in the awarding of a certificate. The certificate programs range from 6 to 30 credits, and some may be completed in as little as one year.
  • Through its Continuing Education division, MCC also offers a wide variety of credit-free certificate programs. Examples include Certified Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Microsoft Office Specialist, Real Estate Principles and Practices, Personal Trainer and many more.
  • MCC has graduated over 25,000 students since 1965. Thousands more students have transferred to baccalaureate institutions prior to receiving their associate degree.


  • MCC graduates are guaranteed admission to the Connecticut State Universities. The transfer compact between MCC and the Connecticut State Universities provides special opportunities for students to complete an associate degree in a program designed for transfer.
  • Incoming MCC students or students with up to 15 transferable credits at MCC may enroll in the UConn Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP). A 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average, (3.3 for the School of Business) and an associate degree in Liberal Arts is required in order to qualify under the terms of this agreement. Upon completion of an associate degree, students may then go on to UConn and major in one of more than 50 majors offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources or School of Business.
  • MCC graduates have successfully transferred to over 100 public and private universities, both in Connecticut and throughout the country.

Financial Aid

  • MCC awards more than $10 million annually in federal, state and private aid. This includes a mix of merit-based and need-based aid, comprising grants, loans, scholarships and work-study opportunities.


  • Annual budget: $55 million.
  • 2017-18 tuition and fees: $4,356 for full-time, in-state students.

MCC Foundation

  • The MCC Foundation helps MCC enhance the quality of existing programs and fund the development of new programs. It also raises funds from private sources to support scholarships and the acquisition of equipment for college offerings.
  • Through its outreach, the Foundation is building a network of community support for the college and is encouraging increased involvement in educational, cultural and community activities.
  • The Foundation holds total assets of $17 million.

Facilities, Programs, Special Events and Community Activities

  • Raymond F. Damato Library open to the public, SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium, bookstore, Cougar Cave cafeteria, Tower Café, Child Development Center, College Career Pathways, career and counseling services, cooperative education, Academic Support Center, MCC Foundation, transitional programs, customized training for businesses, Excursions in Learning youth and family programs, credit-free courses, Organization of Active Adults, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Dehn Gallery, Viscogliosi Entrepreneurship Center, fitness center, Bicentennial Band Shell, and numerous student organizations.
  • MCC hosts various seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and guest speakers each year.
  • Home of the Connecticut Poetry Circuit.