Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner

Gardner, MA

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Mount Wachusett Community College offers 153-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 35.6% are women, and 64.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Mount Wachusett Community College is 7920$, that is at the level of national average. 15% of full-time Mount Wachusett Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Mount Wachusett Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Mount Wachusett Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,063
$30,001 - $48,000$6,628
$48,001 - $75,000$8,148
$75,001 - $110,000$11,614



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2641 of Mount Wachusett Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Mount Wachusett Community College number 67 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Mount Wachusett Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Mount Wachusett Community College.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Mount Wachusett Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

15% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Mount Wachusett Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Mount Wachusett Community College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Mount Wachusett Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Mount Wachusett Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Gardner Campus-main campus

The campus located by 444 Green St address in Gardner, Massachusetts.


Gardner Campus-main campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Mount Wachusett Community College with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Gardner Campus-main campus are burglary and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Mount Wachusett Community College offers 153 programs in total: 87 are for Associate's degree, 54 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 23 universities in Worcester county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 27 distance education programs that are provided in the Mount Wachusett Community College: 15 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 12 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


Mount Wachusett Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2881 students with 86442 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Mount Wachusett Community College

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Overall Rating:

I want to take small activities there. It might make me to think. I should. Start going to college

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I do not recommend this school to anyone.There was a lot of grade school style homework and a broad spectrum of effort put in by my professors.Most of my homework was distributed digitally by the respective text book's website -- NOT the professor. This created a huge disconnect when discussing homework issues in class. It was frustrating knowing my professors were not curating our homework, rather, it was being outsourced by a subsidized textbook.Their job is to educate, but remember they are there to make a profit. I could not afford my bill so they sold my debt to a collection agency.

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Overall Rating:

It's a great place if want just get extra credit you need to get into better one or definitely give you more under your belt before moving on to bigger transition think right word great for that in many ways... Getting comfortable with a schedule or people... Being on time learning how to go to school in a better manner or fashion for future you... Gives you a better jump on bigger n better things.. If need one class u can go here take it n tgen go to a state college.. Plus you can get extra credit while u are there they offer a lot because they know people of all ages must or need this place to give them the hand up they need n they don't my give anything to you but help n then help u move forward not be there forever they would like to be bigger but I think maybe they like being a place that does want actually help people like a ladder n not get recognition which they do all that graduate is because of them making it not easy but attainable to many who thought they would never go to College never ming graduate ok that makes peoples lives move forward n if they are proud them then they will n can accomplish anything and all because they did college

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My first college experience was here and it wasn't a particularly good one. The building is nice with a very comfortable atmosphere, though the parking lot is a nightmare. There is not WiFi through the entire building, which is infuriating for a student with an on campus class that is also entirely on the internet. I feel like for the moment, the school is having a bad time transitioning to technology. Staff is ridiculously friendly and helpful, unexpected for a place in Gardner.

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Overall Rating:

One of the best community colleges around. The administration and staff for the most part are great and work well with the students. The professors on the other hand are hit or miss. I've had some great ones and some that shouldn't even have their teaching license. Overall I would recommend coming here but research your professor's before you sign up for classes.

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Location & Website

Address: 444 Green St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9786326600

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: MWCC.EDU

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