Middlesex community College

Middlesex Community College (MCC) is one of the most frequently searched colleges in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of United States colleges. 

Middlesex is a public community college with two campuses in northeastern Massachusetts. The main campus in Lowell is situated about 25 miles northwest of Boston.

The college was founded in 1970, and currently maintains a student body of more than 20,000 undergraduate students each semester, in both credit and non credit courses. 

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Above: The main building of MCC in Lowell, Massachusetts


middlesex community College Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Middlesex Community College.

1. Where is Middlesex Community College?

MCC has two campuses in the state of Massachusetts, with the main campus located in Lowell, and the other one in Bedford. Here are the physical (visiting) addresses of the MCC campuses: 

33 Kearney Square

Lowell, Massachusetts


591 Springs Road

Bedford, Massachusetts


2. What types of degrees are offered at Middlesex Community College?

MCC grants Associate of Arts degrees, Associate of Science degrees, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as quite a few skilled trade and technical certificates. 

In fact, MCC features 57 Associate degree programs and 25 certificate programs. 

Students at MCC can also complete selected Bachelor degree programs in conjunction with Massachusetts state colleges. 

3. What courses and programs are offered at Middlesex Community College?

Students enrolled at MCC can choose from many degree and certificate programs. Here are some of the course offerings available at MCC:

Associate Degree Majors:

  • Accounting
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Lab Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Digital Forensics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Utility Technology
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Health
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fine & Performing Arts
  • Fire Protection
  • Graphic Design
  • Healthcare Administration
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Office Administration
  • Paralegal 
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Studio Arts 
  • World Languages

Certificate Programs

  • Addictions Counseling
  • Biotechnology
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Assisting
  • Digital Forensics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Energy Utility Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality Manegement
  • IT Cybersecurity
  • Liberal Studies
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Phlebotomy
  • Studio Arts
  • Travel Services Management

Non Credit Career Development Programs:

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Digital Photography
  • Human Resource Essentials
  • Management and Leadership
  • Meeting and Event Management
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Nursing 
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Social Media
  • Technical Writing
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Web Design

Above: The Bedford campus of MCC

image: thebedfordcitizen.org

4. Who should attend Middlesex Community College?

MCC is an appropriate choice for people who live in or around Lowell, Massachusetts, and want to save money on their college educations.

MCC also features many skilled trade certificate programs for people who want to join the workforce immediately after graduation.  

MCC is a cost effective choice for anyone who lives in the states that comprise New England (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). People who reside in any of these states are entitled to a generous tuition discount at MCC. 

5. Why attend Middlesex Community College?

Here are some good reasons to enroll at MCC:

  • MCC has an open admissions policy
  • MCC is a cost effective alternative to entering a university as a freshman. 
  • MCC is super convenient: Students can take classes during days, evenings, weekends, summers, and even online. 
  • MCC features a study abroad program. Locations have included China, Russia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, and Spain, among others. 

6. How much does it cost to enroll at Middlesex Community College?

According to the Middlesex website, the total student cost of tuition and fees to enroll at MCC full time (15 credits) is $5,990 per semester for in-state students. 

For most part time students, the cost of tuition and fees comes to 

  • $195 per credit for Massachusetts residents
  • $207 per credit for non Massachusetts residents of New England
  • $401 per credit for students from outside of New England, including International students

Other fees may also apply. These may include application fees, registration fees, lab fees, and technology fees, among others. 

Certain programs (such as nursing) may cost extra. 

Financial aid may be available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study programs, to help students pay for their educations at MCC.

Approximately 42 percent of MCC students receive financial aid. 

7. How long does it take to earn a degree from Middlesex Community College?

For a full time student, it should take about two years to earn an Associate's degree. Skilled trade certificates can take up to one year, although many certificates can be completed in less than one year. Roughly 44 percent of students at MCC attend the school full time.

For part timers, how long it takes to complete a degree or certificate depends on the student's schedule. 

8. What are the Middlesex Community College campuses like?

The main building on the Lowell campus is a six-story former corporate training center located on Kearney Square. Since its inception, the college has acquired several additional buildings nearby, including a building that is shared by MCC and University of Massachusetts.

The Lowell campus is home to the 100-seat MCC Theater, as well as the school's dental hygiene clinic and nursing learning center. 

The Bedford campus occupies 200 acres on the grounds of the Veteran's Hospital in Bedford, and consists of eleven buildings. These include classrooms, labs, offices, a library, and a concert hall, to name a few. Also on the grounds of the Bedford campus are a bookstore, a cafeteria, a student lounge, and a fitness center. 

There is no on-campus student housing offered at MCC. 

On-campus sports for men and women at MCC include

  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Hockey
  • Powder Puff Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Shown above: Campus buildings at MCC

image: middlesex.uloop.com

9. What is the Middlesex Community College neighborhood like?

Attractions in the city of Lowell include

  1. Boott Cotton Mills Museum
  2. National Streetcar Museum
  3. New England Quilt Museum 
  4. University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  5. Whistler House Museum of Art

The walk score in Lowell is excellent. Public transportation is also available. Cars are not a necessity for students at MCC, thanks to being located so near the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. This is definitely a college town. 

Above: A street view of MCC.

image: pinterest.com

10. What are the distance learning options at Middlesex Community College?

MCC has hundreds of online courses available. More than 5,000 students take online classes by way of Middlesex Interactive, the college's online learning network. 

Here is a list of some of the Associate degree programs that can be completed online at MCC: 

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Protection
  • Hospitality Management
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Psychology 

Here is a list of some of the certificate programs that can be completed online at MCC: 

  • Computerized Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Liberal Studies
  • Travel Services Management

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11. What is the contact information for Middlesex Community College?

You can reach the main (Lowell) campus office of MCC by calling 978-656-3200.

For the Bedford campus of MCC, call 781-280-3200. 

To inquire about online classes at MCC, call 800-818-3434. 

Above: Online learning at MCC

image: thinktext.com

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