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Miami Dade College is a public institution situated in Miami, Florida. The location of MDC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

386 Undergraduate Degrees

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Miami Dade College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

MDC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#90 Most Popular Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MDC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#24 Most Popular Computer Programming Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Miami Dade College?

Location of Miami Dade College

Contact details for MDC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 Ne 2Nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132-2204
Phone: 305-237-8888

How Do I Get Into MDC?

You can apply to MDC online at:

Miami Dade College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Miami Dade College?

3% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MDC, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $5,636 a year. That adds up to $22,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MDC is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Miami Dade College Undergraduate Student Diversity

21,473 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 51,679 undergraduate students at MDC, with 21,473 being full-time and 30,206 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MDC

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,473 full-time undergraduates at MDC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MDC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Miami Dade College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MDC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 235
Black or African American 2,786
Hispanic or Latino 15,229
White 928
International Students 1,732
Other Races/Ethnicities 563

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Miami Dade College. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at MDC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Miami Dade College

3,504 Took All Classes Online
9,117 Took At Least One Class Online
1.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,117 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MDC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MDC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Miami Dade College was 1.4%. This is the #1,482 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MDC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MDC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
App Specific Computer Programming 53%
Computer Programming 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MDC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MDC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Computer Programming #50
Computer Programming #65

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Miami Dade College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Information Technology 93 28 0 83 204
Network & System Administration/Administrator 89 18 4 0 111
Computer Graphics 0 23 0 0 23
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 19 19
App Specific Computer Programming 0 0 15 0 15
General Computer Programming 3 7 0 0 10
Computer Programming Certifications 4 0 0 0 4
Web & Multimedia Design 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 189 76 19 102 386


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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