Miami Dade College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,987
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,947
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
51,679
41.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34.7%
2,874 Graduates

About

Miami Dade College is a higher education institution located in Miami-Dade County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Miami Dade College were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (455 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (277 degrees), and Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, & Related Protective Services (142 degrees).

In 2019, 16,698 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Miami Dade College. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (11,450 degrees), 4.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2341 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Miami Dade College is $1,987, which is $−10,502 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Miami Dade College is $1,987, which is $−10,502 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,947.

In 2019, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,987
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Miami Dade College was $1,987. The cost of tuition at Miami Dade College is $−10,502 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$4,947
2019 Value
22.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Miami Dade College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,947. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Miami Dade College grew by 22.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,302
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Miami Dade College was of $17,302 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 5.92% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
6%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Miami Dade College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 22.4% with respect to 2018, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.8%
2017 Default Rate
332
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Miami Dade College was 9.8%, which represents 332 out of the 3388 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Miami Dade College has a total enrollment of 51,679 students. The full-time enrollment at Miami Dade College is 21,473 students and the part-time enrollment is 30,206. This means that 41.6% of students enrolled at Miami Dade College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Miami Dade College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% Black or African American, 5.1% White, 1.06% Asian, 0.828% Two or More Races, 0.0735% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Miami Dade College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (40.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (30.6%) and Black or African American Female (7.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Miami Dade College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,679 students. The full-time enrollment at Miami Dade College is 21,473 and the part-time enrollment is 30,206. This means that 41.6% of students enrolled at Miami Dade College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Miami Dade College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Miami Dade College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    36,621
  2. Black or African American
    7,105
  3. White
    2,635

The enrolled student population at Miami Dade College is 70.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% Black or African American, 5.1% White, 1.06% Asian, 0.828% Two or More Races, 0.0735% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,039 students (2.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2382 more women than men received degrees from Miami Dade College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Miami Dade College is hispanic or latino (11,450 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2341 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Miami Dade College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (455 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (277 degrees) and Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, & Related Protective Services (142 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Miami Dade College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (9,108 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (83 degrees), and Business (4,140 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Miami Dade College are Accountants & auditors (989,549 people), Other managers (733,653 people), Financial managers (492,595 people), Chief executives & legislators (375,340 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (270,358 people).

The most specialized majors at Miami Dade College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (9,108 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (83 degrees), Business (4,140 degrees), Protective Services (487 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (180 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Miami Dade College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Miami Dade College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (9,108 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (83 degrees), Business (4,140 degrees), Protective Services (487 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (180 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Miami Dade College are Elementary & secondary schools (590,877 people), Computer Systems Design (505,982 people), Banking & related activities (491,723 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (480,367 people), and Insurance carriers (416,485 people).

The most specialized majors at Miami Dade College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (9,108 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (83 degrees), Business (4,140 degrees), Protective Services (487 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (180 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Miami Dade College.

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Miami Dade College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 455 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

7,158
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
9,540
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 7,158 degrees were awarded to men at Miami Dade College, which is 0.75 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (9,540).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 3611 degrees were awarded to men at Miami Dade College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.657 times less than the 5497 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 5497 degrees were awarded to women at Miami Dade College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.52 times more than the 3611 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Miami Dade College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.71% of graduates (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    11,450 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,341 degrees awarded
  3. White
    953 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Miami Dade College is hispanic or latino (11,450 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2341 degrees).

2.4% of degree recipients (400 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6,472 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    4,978 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,479 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Miami Dade College is hispanic or latino female (6,472 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (4,978 degrees).

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Operations

Miami Dade College has an endowment valued at nearly $233M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31.3M (13.5%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Miami Dade College had a total salary expenditure of $515M. Miami Dade College employs 267 Associate professors, 178 Professors, and 161 Assistant professors. Most academics at Miami Dade College are Female Associate professors (136), Male Associate professors(131), and Female Professors (91).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Miami Dade College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 947 employees, Service, with 223 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 142 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$233M
2019 Endowment
3.24%
growth from 2018

Miami Dade College has an endowment valued at about $233M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Miami Dade College grew 3.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $222M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $28M - Federal
  2. $5.82M - State
  3. $1.54M - Local

As of 2019, Miami Dade College received $28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.82M from state grants and contracts, and $1.54M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$239M
2019 Salaries
4.13%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Miami Dade College paid a median of $239M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($515M) and a 4.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.3% decline from 2017 and a 1.28% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$53.5M
Instructional Salaries
708
Number of Employees

In 2019, Miami Dade College paid a total of $53.5M to 708 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
267 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
947 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Miami Dade College were Associate professor with 267 employees; Professor with 178 employees; and Professor with 161 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Miami Dade College were Office and Administrative Support with 947 employees; Service with 223 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 142 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Miami Dade College was Female Associate professor with 136 employees, Male Associate professor with 131 employees, and Female Professor with 91 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Miami Dade College.

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