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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 […]

Choosing the Mount by Kaitlyn Fales

My name is Kaitlyn Fales, and I am here to celebrate our unique stories as a part of Mount Wachusett Community College. There are two key words that I ask you to remember once I conclude: unique, and community. Why? These two words may not mean more to you now than a few consonants and […]

Choosing the Mount by Jonathan Blouin

My name is Jonathan Matthew Blouin. I have been a student here at Mount Wachusett Community College for three years now. In my hometown of Townsend, Massachusetts, I found myself wanting more out of my high school experience. My town did not have much to offer and I did not have many friends. Quite honestly, […]

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 […]

MWCC Celebrates Achievements of Largest Dual Enrollment Graduating Class

Aspiring doctors, nurses, physicists, teachers and police officers, as well as many teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college, are among the largest dual enrollment graduating class at MWCC. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized during a May 20 ceremony at MWCC. […]

Dual Enrollment Partnership Marks 10th Anniversary; Pathways and Gateway Information Sessions Underway for Fall 2016 Enrollment

MWCC is marking the 10th anniversary of its dual enrollment partnership programs for teenagers and young adults. The Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program, run in partnership with the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, allow students to complete requirements for their high school diploma while also earning credits toward a college degree. School choice […]