About MDC

About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College is among the most diverse institution in the nation. There are 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The College's eight campuses and multiple outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and apprenticeships. Baccalaureate degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, artifical intelligence (the first in Florida), education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others. MDC is the recipient of many top national awards including the Aspen Prize. As Democracy's College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences. It is the home of the Artifical Intelligence Centers, Miami Culinary Institute, Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC), Miami Fashion Institute, Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, Cloud Computing Center, Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, School for Advanced Studies and New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs.

MDC has been named among the nation's "Great Colleges to Work For" since the program's inception. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, Dyer Building, Koubek Center, MDC Live Arts, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, campus art galleries and theaters; and a sculpture park. MDC has admitted more than 2.5 million students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. More than 100,000 students are currently enrolled.

History of MDC

Mission & Vision

Mission

As democracy’s college, Miami Dade College changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community.

Vision

To be the recognized leader in student learning, achievement and success while enriching our community

Core Values

  • An exceptional learning environment that challenges students and empowers them to attain their academic goals
  • An international perspective that makes our students civically engaged and globally competitive
  • A commitment to evidence-informed decision making and accountability
  • Innovation and efficiency that ensure affordability while optimizing educational quality
  • An exceptional work environment that engages an exemplary and diverse workforce
  • Quality community partnerships that serve as the foundation for the development of relevant workforce, cultural and civic programs
  • Cultural initiatives that capture the richness of Miami-Dade County’s multicultural fabric
  • Environmental awareness that results in intentional sustainability practices