Manchester Community College, located in Manchester, Connecticut, is the largest of the 12 community college located in the state. The school began operations in 1963, and currently enrolls over 15,000 students. Due to a variety of programs offered at the school, over 40% of the students enrolled at the school are not from the MCC's primary service area.
Manchester Community College prides itself on offering academic excellence, up to date technology in its classrooms and facilities, small classroom sizes, and a low cost high quality education. To maintain its high standards, the school is constantly looking to revise and update programs and offerings depending on the needs of students and the community.
Manchester Community College offers a large number of programs. These programs can result in an associate degree or certificate. Students can take programs designed for transfer to a four year institution or they can prepare for a career through technical and vocational training. Certificate programs also prepare individuals for vocational or technical training, but generally lack general education courses, resulting in shorter program lengths. In addition to the programs offered, MCC also provides adult education and continuing education courses for individuals interested in returning to school; or wishing to refresh their education or renew a license or certification.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrolling at Manchester Community College must be a high school or college graduate, or have a GED. Additionally, students must be a resident of Connecticut for a minimum of one year prior to the start of their first class. If the student meets these requirements, he or she may complete and submit the application for enrollment along with any transcripts, test scores and associated fees.
Manchester Community College offers a variety of financial aid options. Interested students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner, to guarantee that their financial aid eligibility will be reviewed and any awards disbursed. The financial aid office is in place for students seeking assistance with the application process or have question pertaining to financial aid.
The Manchester Community College Cougars compete in Region XXI of Division III of the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). Currently the school provides programs in women's soccer and basketball and men's basketball. The school places a high importance on athletics, believing it is an important part of the college experience. Manchester Community College is the only community college in Connecticut to offer intercollegiate athletic programs.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,600-$4,300
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,960
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $450-$540 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||61%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||58%||$4,862|
|Receiving Student Loans||5%||$3,050|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Manchester Community College – NH may offer services like:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Hartford County and community colleges in Connecticut as a whole.
|Manchester Community College – NH||Hartford County||Connecticut|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1974)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1948)
- Radiation Therapist Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1989)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Manchester Community College – NH by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Manchester Community College – NH.
- Capital Community College in Hartford, CT (5 miles away)
- Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT (14 miles away)
- Middlesex Community College in Middletown, CT (16 miles away)
- Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT (16 miles away)
- Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted, CT (28 miles away)