Why MWCC?

Great value

MWCC is less expensive than other colleges. We offer small class size, individual attention, and quality education at affordable prices. Financial assistance is also available.

Over 40 degree and certificate programs

MWCC offers two-year, fast-track, and hybrid degree and certificate programs that give you flexibility to fit classes into your life. Our programs help you:
  • Save money
  • Gain short-term training to start a career
  • Build new skills
  • Transfer to a four-year public or private college or university

Guaranteed transfer to four-year colleges and universities

MWCC students transfer seamlessly to many public and private colleges and universities every year. They save hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars by starting at MWCC (see our cost comparison). Also, if you meet certain qualifications, you will be guaranteed admission and/or thirty-three percent off tuition at participating Massachusetts public colleges and universities.

Short-term training to begin a career

If you are aiming to enter the workforce as soon as possible, or improve your skills, MWCC’s career programs prepare you to go right into high-demand careers. Check out our degree and certificate list to find a program that fits your goals: immediate career entry after graduation, or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Small class sizes

With a 15:1 student/faculty ratio, you will receive individualized attention from faculty who care. No large, impersonal lecture halls here!

Great professors who care

Because MWCC faculty members are dedicated to teaching instead of research, their focus is on your learning. Your professors will know your name and care about your perspectives and success. You can ask additional questions or discuss coursework during their office hours.

Superior student services

Not only will you receive personal attention in the classroom, but all across the campus. Tutoring, career services, advising, and counseling are just some of the student-centered services available.

Academic support services

The Academic Support Center offers free tutoring and individualized assistance to help you succeed in your classes. You can drop in anytime for math and writing assistance or make an appointment for tutoring in other subjects.

Smiling graduateDay/evening on-site and online courses

MWCC offers courses during the day, at night, online, and through independent study and self-directed modular learning, so you can learn at your own pace. Gain college credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), challenge examinations, and even life experience.

Opportunities to gain real world experience

Cooperative education (co-op) gives you meaningful, paid work experience while you earn academic credit. Through service learning, you can volunteer within your community as part of your coursework.

Up-to-date facilities

The main campus, located on 269 scenic acres in Gardner, MA, includes multimedia classrooms, computer labs equipped with the latest software, a full-service fitness center, state-of-the-art library, 555-seat theatre, and more. MWCC has several locations throughout North Central Massachusetts.

Fully accessible campus

MWCC is fully-accessible to students with disabilities. An array of services and accommodations can also be arranged through the coordinator for students with disabilities. The adaptive computer lab is equipped with assistive technology services, and is available to help students with disabilities achieve academic success. For more information, contact the coordinator for students with disabilities, 978-630-9120.

Three studentsFully accredited Commonwealth Honors Program

MWCC’s well-respected Honors Program is perfect for students seeking transfer to a competitive four-year college or an additional intellectual challenge. Honors Program students receive a tuition waiver during their final semester and special recognition at graduation and on their official transcripts. They are also guaranteed acceptance into the Honors Programs of four-year Massachusetts public colleges and universities.

State-of-the-art Fitness & Wellness Center

Full-time MWCC students have access to the Fitness & Wellness Center, featuring state-of-the-art equipment in a clean and friendly environment. The center is staffed with professional and certified personnel trained to assist you in your recreational and fitness activities.