Today, more than 165,000 students attend Miami Dade College, a state-supported college with seven campuses, three centers and numerous outreach centers. It is the largest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the most highly regarded in the nation. It is governed by a seven-member District Board of Trustees and the College President.
Each campus has its own distinct identity and specialties, but also offer a broad base of general education courses, allowing students to take first-year classes at any of their campuses (except the Medical Campus). The college offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees.
The Mission of Miami Dade College is to change lives through the opportunity of education. As democracy’s college, MDC provides high-quality teaching and learning experiences that are accessible and affordable to meet the needs of our diverse students and prepare them to be responsible global citizens and successful lifelong learners. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic beacon in the community.