Middlesex Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    S20,000—$25,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 60+, IELTS: Band 5+

  • Social Media

Middlesex Welcomes International Students

What does MCC offer?

  • Affordable tuition
  • Small classes
  • Two safe, beautiful campuses
  • Transfer agreements with U.S. colleges & universities
  • Dedicated faculty & staff
  • English language courses
  • Academic planning services
  • Transfer & career counseling
  • Campus clubs & special activities
  • Recreational programs
  • Guaranteed transfer admission to most Massachusetts State Colleges and Universities through our Mass Transfer program
  • Partnerships with English Language Schools

Middlesex Community College is one of the largest community colleges in Massachusetts. Located only 25 miles from Boston, Middlesex is an ideal place for students from other countries to pursue an educational experience in the United States. Every year, MCC works with many international students from a variety of countries who join our highly diverse student body. At Middlesex, our mission is to help you reach your educational goals.

About Middlesex Community College

As part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, Middlesex Community College provides academic preparation for transfer to a bachelor's degree program, as well as career training. Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, MCC offers more than 45 associate degree programs. Many of our programs have internships and community-service components, which give our students learning opportunities in the community and the workplace.

Middlesex has transfer agreements with many baccalaureate programs that enable MCC students to easily transfer to other colleges and universities in the United States.

International Student Services

At Middlesex, we give our international students the support and assistance they need to succeed at a U.S. college. MCC provides advising programs and services designed to make the international student's college experience as positive and productive as possible. International student advisors serve as liaisons between the students and faculty, staff, U.S. officials and foreign government agencies, as well as student sponsors or families.

Opportunities for International Students

International students at Middlesex receive an excellent, affordable education and are encouraged to fully engage in all aspects of campus life. MCC's Student Life Office supports many campus clubs and organizations that provide excellent opportunities to have fun and meet people. MCC also offers intramural sports and recreational programs.

Associate Degrees

Graduates of Middlesex Community College degree programs receive an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.). The A.A. programs are generally appropriate for students intending to transfer. A.S. programs usually have a career-entry emphasis.

Associate degree programs require completion of specific coursework in the area of concentration, plus a core curriculum of general education courses in liberal arts and sciences. Many serve as preparation for transfer to a bachelor's degree program in a related major.

  • Accounting
  • Biotechnology Technician
  • Business Administration Career
  • Business Administration Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration Transfer
  • Communications Career
  • Digital Forensics
  • Computer Scinece Transfer
  • Computer Science Transfer – Secure Software Development Concentration
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Transfer
  • Criminal Justice Law Enforcement
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Laboratory Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education - Transfer
  • Elementary Ed. Concentration Transfer
  • Engineering Science Transfer – Civil/Environmental
  • Engineering Science Transfer - Electrical and Computer
  • Engineering Science Transfer – Mechanical
  • Engineering Technology – Computer Aided Design
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Health
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fine and Performing Arts - Fine Arts, Music, Theatre
  • Fire Protection & Safety Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • History, Politics and Global Studies
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services
  • Human Services Transfer
  • Information Technology: Cyber Security Transfer
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Life Science Concentration
  • Office Systems & Administration
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Performing Arts: Liberal Studies
    • Music Option
    • Theatre Option
  • Physical Science Concentration
  • Psychology Concentration
  • Studio Art
  • World Languages

Estimated Cost per Academic Year (2 semesters-12 CREDITS PER SEMESTER)

Education Expenses

Tuition and Fees $12,130
Books/supplies $1,290
Health insurance (required) $3,025
Estimated Total Cost: $16,445


Living Expenses

Note: MCC has no on-campus housing. However, off-campus apartments are available within a reasonable commuting distance. There is a train available to Boston from Lowell.

Housing, food, transportation, etc. Total $12,650

* prices subject to change


Middlesex Community College

33 Kearney Square
Lowell MA 01852-1987
P: 978.656.3207
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