|Name: Miami Dade College
President/CEO: Eduardo J. Padrón
Campus Setting: Large City
Year Established: 1960
Governing Board Website
|Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 61,674
Part Time: 59.7%
Native American: 0.1%
Eduardo J. Padrón
Helen Aguirre Ferré
Quote from the President
"Miami Dade College welcomes everyone who has a desire to learn and build a better life for himself or herself. The college provides high-quality education that is accessible and affordable to meet the needs of our diverse students and prepare them to be responsible global citizens and successful lifelong learners. The college serves as an economic, cultural and civic beacon in our community, and we take that responsibility seriously. Miami Dade College is democracy's college, changing lives through the opportunity of education."
- Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 174,000 students.
- MDC is the nation’s top producer of associate in arts and science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country.
- MDC’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs, including several baccalaureate degrees. Its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence.
- MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home to the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, the MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a sculpture park and a large art gallery and theater system.
- MDC has instituted many innovative, unique and trailblazing programs at the community-college level, including a nationally renowned Honors College, an Endowed Teaching Chairs faculty recognition initiative and the offering of more than a dozen bachelor’s degrees that meet industry needs and put people to work. Most recently, it opened a world-class culinary school, the Miami Culinary Institute, the only public option for high-quality and affordable culinary arts education in the region. The culinary school and the building where it is housed are grounded in sustainable and locally grown/produced approaches.