MDC’s Acclaimed Honors College Expands to Homestead CampusThe celebrated program has been tabbed by Time Magazine as an "Ivy Stepladder"

diverse honors college students clapping their hands in the air

The nationally acclaimed Honors College at Miami Dade College (MDC), will officially welcome its first class at Homestead Campus in fall 2022, making it the fifth MDC campus served by the renowned program along with Kendall, North, Wolfson and Padrón, a location where it offers a dual language (English/Spanish) modality.

Students admitted to The Honors College receive the prestigious Honors College Fellow Award, which provides free tuition and fees as well as a generous stipend for books and other expenses. The vast majority of graduates from The Honors College complete their degrees with little or no debt; and thanks to the stackable nature of the Program’s scholarships, a good number of students graduate with additional funds that can be used as they continue their educational journeys. Students are also availed with one-on-one advising and mentoring, elevated honors courses, enrichment colloquiums, protocol training, civic engagement activities, and travel opportunities to gain exposure to new ideas and cultures.

An inaugural breakfast and tour is scheduled for Nov. 2, where MDC President Madeline Pumariega, Homestead Campus President Dr. Oscar Loynaz, Wolfson Campus President Dr. Beatriz González, and Dr. Eric W. Hoffman, Dean of The Honors College will meet with representatives of area high schools to explain in detail the various opportunities awaiting students who join the program. Elected and community leaders are also expected to attend.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Okoe at 305-237-2861 or