Manchester Community College

Manchester Community College

Manchester Community College, MCC, is situated in Manchester, Connecticut. It was founded in 1963 and is the state's largest community college. Situated on a 160 acre campus with large open and wooded spaces, the college offers programs at both the certificate and degree levels. The academic divisions of the College are as follows:

  • Center for Business and Technologies
  • Liberal Arts Division
  • Mathematics, Science, and Health Careers Division
  • Social Science and Hospitality Division

MCC participates in Region XXI of Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The school fields four athletics teams, nicknamed the Cougars, which participate in soccer and basketball for women, and soccer and baseball for men. MCC also has a Student Senate and Student Activities Committee that look after the interests of the students. Additionally, the college has a number of student clubs and organizations including the Business Students' Association, the Film Guild, and Phi Theta Kappa Society.

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Manchester Community College
Great Path
Manchester , CT 06045-1046
General Phone: (860) 512-3000

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Manchester Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts251liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Business and Management99accounting technology, banking, MIS, merchandising and sales, business and related services
Security and Law Enforcement98criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work71foodservice management, child care provider, community organization, social work
Medical Support and Technology30allied health and medical assisting, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech, mental health services tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy30exercise science, occupational therapist assistant, recreational therapy
Computer Science and Engineering23computer and info science, computer programming, information science, computer science, computer support
Therapy and Counseling23physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Media20radio and television, communication and journalism
Law19legal assistant
Office and Administration18administrative assistant, receptionist
Cooking and Culinary Arts17pastry
Engineering Technician14engineering technology, environmental engineering tech, industrial tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, mechanical drafting
Fine Arts13fine arts
Engineering12engineering science, industrial engineering
Photography and Commercial Art11commercial art
Hospitality5hotel management
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Number of programs and degrees for Manchester Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year14126
Associate's degree61338

Manchester Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Manchester Community College had a total enrollment of 6,484 students (4,054 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 13%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 32%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Manchester Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 46 %

Manchester Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Manchester, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Manchester Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,984
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,912
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Manchester Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 139200)

Manchester Community College Faculty

Manchester Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$83,61931$85,118
Associate professoracademic year6$70,50412$68,325
Assistant professoracademic year9$59,3758$54,559
Instructoracademic year7$48,50011$49,374
Lectureracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year46$71,04363$71,182

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Manchester Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef

Engineering Science
Industrial Engineering

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Engineering Technology, General
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Community Organization and Advocacy
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Manchester Community College Highlights

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What Sets Manchester Community College Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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% of degrees in law
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Top 15%Manchester Community College % of degrees in media
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Top 18%Manchester Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in engineering
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Top 19%Manchester Community College % of degrees in engineering

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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