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MWCC, Fitchburg State University and Athol High School Partnership Achieve Early College Designation

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has granted Early College designation to Athol High School in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) and Fitchburg State University. Early College programs combine deep career and college exploration with the opportunity for students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and at least 12 college […]

MWCC Students Talk Early College on Podcast

Four graduates from Mount Wachusett Community College took time during the recent Early College Day at the Massachusetts State House to talk about their experience with dual enrollment programs at MWCC on a podcast operated by the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. During the interview, Alexander Ramos Jr., Audreana Houck, Tremaine Pinnock, and Amore […]

MWCC has Saved Early College Students Over $4.6M in Tuition Costs

Since 2006, Mount Wachusett Community College has helped dual enrollment students taking college courses in high school earn 22,286 college credits, saving 623 students an estimated $4,681,991 in tuition costs and accelerating their path to a college degree. “The classes that dual enrollment students complete translate to an average of three semesters completed by the […]

This is MWCC: From Dual Enrollment Student to the Air Force

My sophomore year of high school I was looking at an alternative to fulfilling my high school requirements. I stumbled upon MWCC Pathways program towards the end on my sophomore year. Although, I was late applying I was accepted into the program a week later. My experience was very interesting and different among others. I […]

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Visits MWCC to Meet with Early College Students

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus Thursday to discuss early college programs with a math class of high school students taking college-level courses at MWCC. “We want to create an environment where there are no barriers for any student in this Commonwealth to continue their education,” Lt. Gov. Polito told […]

MWCC President Vander Hooven Testifies in Favor of Affordable College

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Higher Education in favor of affordable college Monday. The president was one of numerous community members and officials who spoke at the committee’s public hearing at Leominster High School on Monday, Sept. 11. The discussion centered around Senate Bill 702 […]

MWCC Student Featured Speaker at Department of Higher Education GO HIGHER! Event in Worcester

Mount Wachusett Community College student and Worcester resident Jasson Alvarado Gomez was a featured speaker to nearly 300 high school seniors from North, Burncoat, and Doherty High Schools in Worcester on Wednesday October 12 at the Department of Higher Education’s GO HIGHER! event, a partnership with Massachusetts’ 29 public colleges and universities to raise awareness […]

MWCC Recognized with 2016 Gateway Program Excellence Award

Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a 2016 Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence and graduation rate. The award was presented June 28 during […]