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 Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College - Gardner, MA

444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

General information:(978)632-6600
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Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:4,755( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
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
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,110 $4,470 $4,730 -5%
Out-of-state $9,030 $9,390 $9,650 -3%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,000 10%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ 0%
Other $ $ $ 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,300 $7,300 $7,200 1%
Other $3,300 $3,300 $3,500 -6%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,300 $3,300 $3,500 -6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $5,210 $5,570 $5,730 0%
Off Campus $15,810 $16,170 $16,430 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,510 $8,870 $9,230 -11%
Out-of-state
On Campus $10,130 $10,490 $10,650 0%
Off Campus $20,730 $21,090 $21,350 0%
Off Campus with Family $13,430 $13,790 $14,150 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $600
In-state fees $4,130
Out-of-state tuition $5,520
Out-of-state fees $4,130
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 541 79% --
Grant or scholarship aid 477 69% $2,340,246 $4,906
Federal grants 358 52% $1,674,565 $4,678
Pell grants 358 52% $1,581,904 $4,419
Other federal grants 132 19% $92,661 $702
State/local government grant or scholarships 429 62% $543,617 $1,267
Institutional grants or scholarships 66 10% $122,064 $1,849
Student loan aid 226 33% $828,395 $3,665
Federal student loans 220 32% $791,799 $3,599
Other student loans 6 1% $36,596 $6,099
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,551 52% $10,887,171 $4,268
Pell grants 2,059 42% $7,672,038 $3,726
Federal student loans 1,209 25% $4,596,465 $3,802

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $6,130 $6,601 $6,643
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,694 $5,035 $5,028
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,725 $5,968 $5,655
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,430 $8,490 $7,917
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,569 $10,528 $9,886
$110,001 and more $9,982 $11,240 $11,151

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,755
Undergraduate enrollment 4,755
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 299
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$10

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 40 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education01/14/2008 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2006 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education10/09/2002 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1996 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1968 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

01/28/2005 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

10/30/1996 Accredited
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation

Massage - Accreditation of programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, and academic Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy and bodywork.

04/20/2007 - 12/31/2011Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1977 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

07/09/2009 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations11 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 003
Burglary 541
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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.
• 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate12.5%
Number in default89
Number in repayment711

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00217200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biotechnology215-
Category total215-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-13-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-2-
Business Administration and Management, General4317-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-10-
Business/Commerce, General40--
Category total8342-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician7--
Category total7--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics113-
Computer and Information Sciences, General17--
Information Technology-3-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design75-
Category total3511-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician-1-
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician1--
Category total11-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-2-
Child Care and Support Services Management6--
Child Development14--
Category total202-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other98-
Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services, Other4-3
Athletic Training/Trainer-1-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician8--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist15--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--55
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--5
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-29-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-6-
Medical/Clinical Assistant4--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant10--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse106--
Category total1564463
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections11-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration132-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies5--
Category total193-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1018-
Category total1018-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies10--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies70--
Category total80--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician2-3
Category total2-3
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies6--
Category total6--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General2213-
Category total2213-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General8--
Category total8--
Grand total47013966