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Mount Wachusett Community College is a public institution situated in Gardner, Massachusetts. The rural area surrounding MWCC is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

29 Undergraduate Degrees

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Mount Wachusett Community College Rankings

We have ranked MWCC as #46 out of 1,633 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. MWCC also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

MWCC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MWCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#69 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Mount Wachusett Community College?


Contact details for MWCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 444 Green St, Gardner, MA 01440-1000
Phone: 978-632-6600
Website: MWCC.EDU

How Do I Get Into MWCC?

You can apply to MWCC online at:

Since Mount Wachusett Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Mount Wachusett Community College?

29% Take Out Loans
11.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At MWCC, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $4,217 a year. That adds up to $16,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MWCC is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Mount Wachusett Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,021 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,187 undergraduate students at MWCC, with 1,021 being full-time and 2,166 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,021 full-time undergraduates at MWCC, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mount Wachusett Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 57
Hispanic or Latino 172
White 677
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 66

Over 10 countries are represented at MWCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Brazil, and Canada.

Online Learning at Mount Wachusett Community College

1,678 Took All Classes Online
2,903 Took At Least One Class Online
65.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,903 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MWCC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of MWCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mount Wachusett Community College was 65.2%. This is the #356 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at MWCC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mount Wachusett Community College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 29 29
Registered Nursing 0 0
TOTAL 29 29


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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