At a Glance

About the College

For more than 50 years, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational and workforce development needs of Montgomery County. The College's comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, including specialized workforce development training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College's thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, The Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, and online through the Virtual Campus. Supporting its mission to offer high-quality, affordable and accessible educational opportunities, the College is funded by the County, the State and student tuition. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, the College is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for students. Governed by a 15-person Board of Trustees appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners, the College is fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

About Our Students

The College's students are as diverse as their communities. Approximately 27 percent of the student body is comprised of ethnic and racial minorities. The average age of a Montgomery County Community College student is 26. Because 81 percent of the College's credit students live in Montgomery County, their success directly affects the success of the local economy. The impact of our students is felt long after they graduate. According to the College's 2015 graduate survey, 62 percent of alumni are employed in Montgomery County, and 95 percent are employed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Economic Impact*

Both the County and the Commonwealth realize a 7.2 percent rate of return on their support of the College. Every $1 of state and local tax money invested yields a cumulative $21.60 in benefits that accrue to all Pennsylvania residents in terms of added taxable income and avoided social costs.

The average income at the career midpoint of someone with an associate’s degree in Montgomery County is 35 percent higher than someone with a high school diploma. Students experience a 16.3 percent average rate of return on their educational investment and, on average, a student’s income increases by $6 for every $1 invested in the College.

*Data from Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. Report 2013

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