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IPEDS ID: 135717
OPE ID: 00150600
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Miami Dade College
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132-2204
General information:  (305) 237-8888
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  62,332 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty7242,341
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,500$1,800$1,500$1,6006.7%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$15,219$16,326$16,326$16,3350.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Off Campus$26,675$27,833$27,577$26,849-2.6%
Off Campus with Family$11,456$11,507$11,251$10,514-6.6%
Off Campus$33,498$35,616$34,404$33,676-2.1%
Off Campus with Family$18,279$19,290$18,078$17,341-4.1%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Miami Dade College participates in the Florida Pre-Paid tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid16,86478%————
Grant or scholarship aid6,80777%$35,494,757$5,214
Federal grants6,30972%$30,602,143$4,851
Pell grants6,30872%$30,330,043$4,808
Other federal grants4595%$272,100$593
State/local government grant or scholarships1,52617%$1,288,002$844
Institutional grants or scholarships2,00723%$3,604,612$1,796
Student loan aid1,57518%$4,683,169$2,973
Federal student loans4595%$2,741,501$5,973
Other student loans1,29015%$1,941,668$1,505
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid138,78059%$168,068,407$4,334
Pell grants35,15953%$138,318,733$3,934
Federal student loans5,7719%$40,107,138$6,950
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,535$8,606$8,829
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,303$8,418$8,552
$30,001 – $48,000$15,088$9,050$9,224
$48,001 – $75,000$16,599$10,316$10,511
$75,001 – $110,000$18,591$12,748$12,620
$110,001 and more$19,582$13,376$13,498
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)62,332
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,341
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 6%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 68%
25 and over: 32%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 3%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $30
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 35%
Transfer-out rate: 10%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 45%
Asian: 48%
Black or African American: 27%
Hispanic/Latino: 36%
White: 41%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 42%
Non-resident alien: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Landscaping and Groundskeeping4-12
Category total4-12
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician4--
Category total4--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-48-
Category total6483
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping23d-16d
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--1
Banking and Financial Support Services--8
Business Administration and Management, General10d-145d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-462d-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry--0
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation--0
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--16d
Fashion Merchandising--0
Finance, General3d-0d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General13--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management--29
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management00d1
Management Science0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General12d-0d
Office Management and Supervision2-0
Operations Management and Supervision1--
Real Estate--0
Restaurant/Food Services Management--29
Retail Management0--
Small Business Administration/Management0--
Tourism and Travel Services Management0--
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations--0
Category total64d462d245d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician28-0
Category total28-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Graphics18--
Computer Programming, Specific Applications--12
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification--9
Computer Programming/Programmer, General14d--
Computer Support Specialist--0
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications1-4
Information Technology3421d12
Network and System Administration/Administrator14-126
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design8-1
Category total89d21d164
Construction Trades
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter--0
Plumbing Technology/Plumber--0
Category total--1
Biology Teacher Education-4-
Chemistry Teacher Education-0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching3323-
Education, Other--33
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness25-48
Mathematics Teacher Education-11-
Special Education and Teaching, General-75-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other0--
Category total5811381
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD--0
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician--0
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Biomedical Technology/Technician0--
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician--103
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician13--
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology--2
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician6--
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General0-22
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician28160
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other--3
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician2--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD--0
Category total4916130
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant--189
Category total--189
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician51--
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling11--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist36--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician20--
Dietetic Technician0--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)31-207
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician38d-69d
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-14-
Histologic Technician11--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--0
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--46
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist31--
Medical/Clinical Assistant--26
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist9-0
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician28--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant--51
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--66
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant43--
Physician Assistant41--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse478332d-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist20--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--8
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant15--
Category total863d346d473d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other--2
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration23d-4d
Criminal Justice/Police Science--49
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician3--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting--96
Forensic Science and Technology21-49
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-149d-
Homeland Security, Other--0
Securities Services Administration/Management--26
Security and Loss Prevention Services--24
Category total47d149d287d
Legal Professions and Studies
Court Reporting/Court Reporter0--
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary--2
Legal Assistant/Paralegal68--
Category total68-2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8,911d--
Category total8,911d--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician--38
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician--0
Category total--38
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science0--
Category total0--
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training--58
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General21-2
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager23-61
Category total44-121
Precision Production
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking--0
Category total--0
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew5-0
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations34-30
Category total39-30
Visual and Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production5654-
Commercial and Advertising Art--0
Interior Design7--
Music Technology25--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0--
Category total92540
Grand total10,3661,2091,776
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 392
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 196
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,731
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $783
Full-time students: 50%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division I MenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1965 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program1/1/1976 - 12/31/2006Resigned
American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees(!)7/1/1967 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/22/2016 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Statutory rape00
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft101
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate11.2%10.6%12.2%
Number in default403305273
Number in repayment3,5962,8572,228
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)