Miami Dade College Partners with Complete Florida to Offer Online Postsecondary Education to Adult Learners

Miami, Sept. 26, 2016- Miami Dade College (MDC) has become a partner college in Complete Florida, a state, legislatively-funded initiative designed to recruit, recover and retrain Florida’s 2.2 million adults with some college and no degree.

In 2018, nearly 60 percent of the jobs in Florida will require postsecondary training beyond a high school diploma, according to a Georgetown University study.  To combat this growing concern, the State University System of Florida, the Florida College System and the Florida Legislature are partnering to increase the number of residents in Florida with a postsecondary education.

Complete Florida supports adults who have partial collegiate education and assists them in completing a degree that is aligned to high-wage, high-skill workforce needs. MDC offers innovative online degree courses and program offerings that will be used in the Complete Florida program. Led by the University of West Florida’s Innovation Institute and funded by the Florida Legislature, Complete Florida currently markets more than 50 online, flexible, accelerated degree programs and certificates through 11 state and private institutions in Florida.

Complete Florida will offer personal coaches to integrate students’ existing college credit and prior learning experiences into their program of study.  Complete Florida’s personal learning coaches help students align skills and interests to programs and jobs thereby placing them on a personalized pathway to a college degree.

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About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit