Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College, also referred to as Miami Dade, is a public college with its main campus in Miami, Florida. It was founded in 1959. The college has seven other campuses situated throughout Miami-Dade County in Florida and it enrolls more than 164,000 students every year. Miami Dade College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. The campuses of Miami Dade are:

  • Hialeah Campus
  • Homestead Campus
  • InterAmerican Campus
  • Kendall Campus
  • Medical Center
  • North Campus
  • West Campus
  • Wolfson Campus

The sports teams of Miami Dade College are known as the Sharks. Some of the graduates of Miami Dade have gone on to become famous personalities. Among them are Victoria Principal, actress; Luis Gispert, sculptor and photographer; Pedro Gomez, ESPN reporter; and Hannia Guillen, soap opera actor.

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Contacting Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College
300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami , FL 33132-2297
General Phone: (305) 237-8888

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Miami Dade College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts5,580liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1,034EMT paramedic, registered nursing, neonatal nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement580corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire protection tech, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Engineering Technician435architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, biomedical tech, HVAC tech, environmental control tech, automotive tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, ...
Business and Management384business management, operations management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, finance, banking, MIS, management information systems, ...
Medical Support and Technology382dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, physician assistant, ...
Transportation181commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Computer Science and Engineering129computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer services management
Education and Teaching94special ed, education of hearing impaired, teacher education, math teaching, science teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, physics teaching
Therapy and Counseling81physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Photography and Commercial Art55commercial art, cinematography
Family and Social Work54child care provider
Law48legal secretary, legal assistant, court reporting
Office and Administration48office management, executive secretary
Medical Administration43medical records tech
Funeral and Mortuary Science26funeral and mortuary
Music25various music studies
Hospitality23hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management, restaurant and food services management, travel services
Media18photo and film tech, radio and TV tech
Architecture and Planning13interior architecture
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Landscaping and Horticulture2landscaping
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0dietitian assistant
Mechanics and Repair0HVAC
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
Construction Trades0electrician, pipefitting
Production Trades0sheet metal tech
Drama and Performing Arts0various performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Miami Dade College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree7,04759
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years30623
Award of less than 1 academic year1,81124
Bachelor's degree798
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years04

Miami Dade College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Miami Dade College had a total enrollment of 54,094 students (47,684 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 9%
Black 22%
Hispanic 63%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 20%
22-24 17%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Miami Dade College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 52 %

Miami Dade College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Miami Dade College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,306
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,324
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Miami Dade College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 150600)

Miami Dade College Faculty

Miami Dade College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5670

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year98$82,440105$81,087
Associate professoracademic year102$66,581101$65,290
Assistant professoracademic year87$57,218117$57,550
Instructoracademic year40$50,40139$49,690
All faculty totalacademic year327$66,864362$65,690

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

Miami Dade College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02929

Miami Dade College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Marketing
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Physician Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Loss Prevention Services
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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Miami Dade College Highlights

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What Sets Miami Dade College Apart:

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checked Open admission
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
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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