MCC Facts

Brief History

Manchester Community College was founded in 1963. Lowe Building dedicated in 1984; Learning Resource Center opened in 2000; Arts, Sciences and Technology Center, and new Athletics & Fitness and Student Activities Centers, opened in 2003.

Student Facts

  • MCC serves over 12,000 students a year.
  • 56% percent of the credit students come from the primary service area of Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Hebron, Manchester, Mansfield/ Storrs, Marlborough, South Windsor, Tolland, Union, Vernon/Rockville, and Willington.
  • Fall 2004: 5,906 students (credit only); 3,499 (full-time equivalent).
  • Spring 2004: 5,550 students (credit only); 3,188 (full-time equivalent).
  • Average age: 26; 58 percent women; 43 percent full time.
  • MCC serves "returning students" with associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
  • Approximately 26 percent of the credit students are minorities.
  • Approximately 7,000 students enroll in credit-free programs each year.
  • 83 students in inter-district magnet school, Great Path Academy.

Faculty Facts

  • MCC has 333 teaching faculty.
  • Faculty earned degrees from over 100 institutions, including MCC.
  • 43 full-time faculty and staff are graduates of MCC.

Degrees and Certificates

  • MCC offeres over 90 different degree programs
  • Over 21,680 degrees awarded since 1965.


  • Annual budget: $28 million.
  • Tuition and fees: $1,203 for full-time, in-state student per semester.

Facilities, Programs, Special Events and Community Activities

  • Library open to the public, SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium, bookstore, Cougar Cafeteria, Tower Cafe, Center for Student Development, Child Development Center, Tech-Prep programs, career services, cooperative education, Alumni Association, MCC Foundation, transitional programs, intercollegiate athletics for women and men, customized training for businesses, Excursions in Learning youth and family programs, credit-free courses, Organization of Active Adults, Women's Center, NewSpace art gallery, athletic fields, fitness center, Bicentennial Band Shell, Center for Student Development, and numerous student organizations.
  • MCC hosts various seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and guest speakers each year.
Last Update: June 04 2012
For additional information, contact: Umesh Vig