MCC Fact Sheet

  • 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.


  • MCC serves over 15,000 students a year.
  • 49% 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.
  • Fall 2013: 7,571 students (credit-only); 4,450 (full-time equivalent).
  • Spring 2014: 6,935 students (credit only); 3,979 (full-time equivalent).
  • Average age: 25; 53 percent women; 36 percent full time.
  • MCC serves "returning students" with associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
  • Approximately 40  percent of the credit students are from under-represented racial and ethnic groups.
  • The Division of Continuing Education serves over 5,200 credit-free and 3,800 credit extension students each year.
  • 280 students in inter-district magnet school, Great Path Academy, in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.


  • MCC has 496 teaching faculty.
  • Faculty earned degrees from over 100 institutions, including MCC.
  • 20 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, Complete Microsoft Office, Emergency Medical Technician, Financial Planner, Oracle Database Administrator, Precision Machining, Principles and Practices of Real Estate, and many more.


  • 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.


  • Annual budget:  $53  million.
  • Tuition and fees:  $1,933 for full-time, in-state student per semester.

Facilities, Programs, Special Events and Community Activities

  • 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, intercollegiate athletics for women and men, customized training for businesses, Excursions in Learning youth and family programs, credit-free courses, Organization of Active Adults, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, athletic fields, fitness center, Bicentennial Band Shell, and numerous student organizations.   MCC hosts various seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and guest speakers each year.     


Last Update: July 02 2014
For additional information, contact: Dianne McHutchison