Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College, or MWCC, is a 2-year community college that was established in 1963. The campus, located in Gardner, Massachusetts, sits on 269 acres. In addition to the main campus, the college operates satellite sites in:

  • Athol
  • Devens
  • Fitchburg
  • Leominster
  • Orange

Mount Wachusett Community College offers enrollment to more than 4,000 students every year. There are, on offer, over 40 associate's degrees and certificate programs along with non-credit community service programs, adult basic education/ GED programs, and special training courses for business and industry. Through MWCC, students can earn associate degrees in science, arts, and applied science, or they can also earn a certificate.

Mount Wachusett Community College sponsors a large number of student clubs and organizations. Among these are the Art Club, the Computer Graphic Design Club, the Early Childhood Education Club, the Green Society, the Student Nurses Association, the International Club, and honor societies such as Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma. Each month, the college also publishes the student newspaper, 'The Mount Observer'.

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Mount Wachusett Community College
444 Green St
Gardner , MA 01440-1000
General Phone: (978) 632-6600

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Mount Wachusett Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine184registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management103business, business management, business administration, accounting technology, entrepreneurship
Liberal Arts101liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Family and Social Work63child development, child care management, child care provider, human services
Computer Science and Engineering45computer and info science, web design, computer graphics, computer networking, computer support
Law33legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement22corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Therapy and Counseling21physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Medical Support and Technology19dental hygienist, medical assistant, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Medical Administration16medical secretary
Art Studies11art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7athletic trainer, alternative medical services
Mechanics and Repair6automobile mechanics
Media5radio and TV tech
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Engineering Technician2plastics engineering tech, computer tech courses

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree44626
Award of less than 1 academic year9616
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1004

Mount Wachusett Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount Wachusett Community College had a total enrollment of 4,147 students (2,610 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 6%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 18%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

New Hampshire2%
(International Students)1%

Mount Wachusett Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 46 %

Mount Wachusett Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mount Wachusett Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,750
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,670
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Mount Wachusett Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 217200)

Mount Wachusett Community College Faculty

Mount Wachusett Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1025

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$71,15023$61,667
Associate professoracademic year6$53,73313$61,053
Assistant professoracademic year2*9$57,460
Instructoracademic year0*3$52,444
All faculty totalacademic year25$65,58748$60,135

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

Mount Wachusett Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Human Services, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services, Other
Athletic Training/Trainer

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 On-campus day care
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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