8 Good Reasons to Attend Miami Dade CollegeLet's start with academic excellence

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Choosing which college to attend is a life-altering decision for most people. Here are some facts that show why MDC may just be your best option:

Academic Excellence: We get that you’re not like everyone else, that’s why we offer nearly 300 academic programs and pathways. Many of our programs are on the cutting edge of technology and innovation giving you a competitive advantage in the workforce. Classes are taught by a qualified, experienced faculty, dedicated to student success.

Cost: Let’s face it, going to college is an expensive proposition. At under $4,000 per year, MDC’s tuition and fees are nearly 10 times less than those of private universities and almost half as much as state universities.

Debt-Free: Speaking of expensive, we’ve all heard stories about today’s college graduates being burdened with a lifetime of debt. We can offer you a way out of that. At MDC, tuition is usually so low that fewer than one in 10 students incurs a debt. With the help of Pell Grants and scholarships like the American Dream Scholarship, many students actually attend for free. And if you truly want to excel, apply to the MDC Honors College where students get all their tuition costs covered plus amazing extras like travel, mentors, and exposure to important national figures in many sectors.

Flexible Scheduling: MDC classes are designed with convenience in mind for people at every stage of life and career. Classes are offered from early in the morning until late in the evening and on weekends. Not enough? You can also take classes online. When it comes to convenience, we try to make your commute as painless as possible with eight campuses located all over Miami-Dade County.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: Many programs are taught in facilities equipped with the latest technologies delivering a high-quality college experience that goes beyond the books. These include the Science Complex that features 21 state-of-the-art labs, roof-top astronomy observation deck and botanical gardens; radio and television broadcasting facilities; a highly regarded Police Academy and a 2,400 square-foot Burn Building for our Fire Sciences students.

In addition, the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center on our North Campus and The Idea Center on our Wolfson Campus are hubs of innovation and places where students from all disciplines can gather, collaborate and take advantage of resources and training to develop their entrepreneurial ideas.

Close to Home: College is not like high school. It’s a transition that takes determination and stamina. For some students, staying close to home is a way to ease entry into college life. Don’t let geography keep you from attending college. It’s also a good way to save a ton of money (and maybe get your laundry done).

Smooth Transfers: An Associate in Arts degree from MDC guarantees your entry into a state university in Florida. It’s a smooth transfer of credits for those who want to pursue a Bachelor’s degree or higher. We also have articulation agreements with out-of-state universities. MDC graduates are regularly accepted at Florida International University and many top universities in Florida and across the nation.

Get Hired: Get a degree that will get you noticed. MDC is all about preparing you for the real world with workforce programs designed to meet demand from employers. From health IT to supply chain management, data analytics, teaching, nursing and more, if you want the job, MDC has a program to get you there.

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