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Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College (MCC) is a progressive and dynamic learning community, committed to providing educational programs and services that support personal growth and economic opportunity for its diverse student population. Dedicated to student success, the College provides excellence in teaching, personal attention, and extensive opportunities for exploration and growth.

Program of Distinction
Collaborations
Access Indicators
Affordability Indicators
Student Success and Academic Quality Indicators
Fiscal Effectiveness and Efficiency Indicators

Program of Distinction

Since its inception in 1992, service learning has become part of the MCC culture. Over the past five years, 2,455 students have performed 53,934 service hours-conservatively valued at $431,472-as part of their coursework. In recognition of its national leadership position, MCC has been named to the Presidents' Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, designated as a Civically Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation and included on the Savior to our Cities list by the New England Board of Higher Education. In 2007-08, MCC expanded its commitment to civic responsibility through the planning and implementation of a college-wide Day of Service. On October 18, 2008, more than 800 students, faculty and staff volunteered 2,400 hours of service valued at over $40,000 at 55 sites in 16 cities and towns. The service provided focused on a wide variety of issues including homelessness, hunger, animal care, literacy, elder care, youth services and environmental cleanup and restoration.

Collaborations

Section I: Access to Public Higher Education in Massachusetts

Access Indicators


Fall 2007 Enrollment
Headcount 8,124
FTE 4,869

Fall Enrollment

Over the last three years, fall headcount enrollment has remained relatively stable.

Over the last three years, fall full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment has remained relatively stable.


Annual 2007–2008 Enrollment
Headcount 11,456
FTE 5,025

Annual Enrollment

Over the last three years, annual headcount enrollment has increased 2.1%.

Over the last three years, annual FTE enrollment has increased 2.6%.


Looking Back: Fall and Annual Headcount Enrollment

Fall and Annual Headcount Enrollment from 2003/04 to 2007/08

Fall 2007 Minority Enrollment

26.8%

Minority Enrollment

Greater than the minority representation of the institution's primary draw cities and towns (17.3%) and the Southeast Region's minority representation of 14.5%.

Section II: Affordability of Massachusetts Community Colleges

Affordability Indicator


2007–2008 Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Family Income

4.9%

% of Median Family Income

Comparable to the Northeast regional average of 4.9%.


Looking Back: Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Family Income

FY2004 FY2005 FY2006 FY2007 FY2008
Middlesex Community College Tuition and Fees $3,380 $3,650 $3,650 $3,740 $3,860
State Median Family Income $67,527 $68,701 $71,655 $74,463 $78,497
"X" as a Percent of State Median Family Income
X = Middlesex Community College Tuition and Fees 5.0% 5.3% 5.1% 5.0% 4.9%
X = Massachusetts Community Colleges' Average Tuition and Fees 4.8% 4.9% 4.9% 4.7% 4.7%
X = Northeast Average Tuition and Fees 4.8% 4.8% 4.9% 4.9%

Section III: Student Success and Academic Quality

Success and Quality Indicators


Fall 2006 Cohort First-Year Persistence Rate
Retained at original institution 54.4%
Retained at any institution 65.0%

Fall Cohort First-Year Persistence

Persistence at original institution has remained relatively stable over the last three years but is below the segmental average of 56.5%.


Looking Back: Fall-to-Fall First-Year Persistence Rate

Fall-to-Fall First-Year Persistence Rate from 2004 to 2006

Fall 2003 Cohort Four-Year Overall Success Rate

71.8%

Fall 2003 Cohort Four-Year Individual Success Rates
Earned Degree/Certificate 33.8%
Transferred 18.3%
Earned 30 Credits 17.9%
Still Enrolled 1.8%
Note: Each subsequent category excludes any student included in previous category(ies)

Fall Cohort Four-Year Overall Success Rate

This new indicator measures students who have earned a degree/certificate, transferred to another institution, earned 30 or more credits, or are still enrolled after four years. Future reports will include these outcomes over four, five, and six years for this and successive cohorts. Please see the Technical Guide for further details regarding this indicator.


2007–2008 Fall-to-Spring Retention Rate

89.2%

Fall-to-Spring Retention Rate

Fall-to-spring retention has remained relatively stable over the last three years.


FY2008 Credit Course Completion Rate

74.7%

Course Completion

Comparable to the Board of Higher Education's target rate of 75%.


Total Degrees Conferred in FY2008

973

Degrees Conferred

Average degrees conferred per year over the last three years: 980


Looking Back: Degrees Conferred

Degrees Conferred From 2004 to 2008

2007 Pass Rate on the National Nursing Licensure Examination

82.9%

Nursing Exam Pass Rate

Below the Board of Higher Education's target pass rate of 85%.


FY2008 Annual Enrollment in Workforce Development Courses

17,766

Workforce Development

Average annual enrollment in workforce development courses per year over the last three years: 18,068

Section IV: Effective and Efficient Use of Resources

Effectiveness and Efficiency Indicators


Effective Projects and Initiatives


Resource Allocation

Expenditures per Student—Actual, National Peers, and Budget Formula

Expenditures Per Student

Note: This graphic was revised on May 6, 2009. The previously posted graphic displayed the data inaccurately.


FY2008 Primary Reserve Ratio
Unrestricted Reserves (UR) $2,109,521
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $62,104,470
Primary Reserve Ratio (UR/TOE) 3.4%

Primary Reserve Ratio

Primary Reserve Ratio

Compliance

No materials weaknesses based on annual external independent audit: