Name: Miami Dade College
President: Eduardo J. Padrón
Campus Setting: Large City
Year Established: 1960
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS Data
2013 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 60%
Full Time: 40%
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.1%
Black or African American: 16.4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Two or More Races: 0.3%
Eduardo J. Padrón
Helen Aguirre Ferré
Quote from the President
"Miami Dade College (MDC) 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."
- 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 seven campuses, two centers, and numerous 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.