With eight campuses, Miami Dade College is the largest higher-education school in the United States. It awards more Associate’s degrees than any other community college in the nation. MDC provides courses in numerous fields including Funeral Service, Nursing, Aviation and Architecture. Miami Dade College has an active campus life. The school’s Department of Student Life plans events and activities that enrich each student’s cultural, intellectual and social development. Each campus has its own student groups and organizations. The Black Student Union provides support for all students through community service projects and social events. Miami Dade College provides students with an affordable education, quality teaching and an engaging learning experience. It is the school’s mission to impact students’ lives through education and to encourage them to become productive citizens and lifetime learners.

Location: Miami, FL

Type of Institution: Two-year and four-year, community college

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $1,423.50

     • Out-of-State: $5,185.20

Size: 174,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 16%

Percentage of Men: 41%

Percentage of Women: 59%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 30:1

Degrees Offered: Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s

Colleges/Schools: Architecture and Interior Design, Aviation, Business, Continuing Education and Professional Development, Engineering and Technology, Education, Entertainment and Design Technology, Funeral Service Education, Health Sciences, Justice and Fire/Environmental Sciences, Nursing

Housing: Housing not provided


     • African-American Greek: N/A

     • Others: Pan-African Student Association, Tropical Beat Caribbean Student Association, Black Student Union

City Life: Beaches, food trucks, nature trails, Everglades Alligator Farm, concert and shows, movie/video shoots, art galleries, museums, Jungle Island, cruises, outdoor festivals, Spring Break hot spot