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MCC No. 1 for Online Degrees in Boston, No. 5 for Adult Learners

November 25, 2018

Middlesex Community College has been ranked No. 1 on the 2018 list of Best Online Degrees in Boston by GreatValueColleges.net . Also, MCC is ranked No. 4 on the 2018 list of Best Online Community Colleges in Massachusetts by TheBestColleges.org .

“With the rising tuition costs and societal shifts, more students are looking to community college as a valuable alternative, but many don’t know there are online options like MCC,” said Elizabeth Franklin, school outreach manager for TheBestColleges.org .

“For more than 20 years, Middlesex has taken a consistently innovative approach to helping students succeed in online courses,” MCC President said James Mabry said. “MCC’s online courses are taught by highly trained faculty who are committed to ensuring that every student has an engaging learning experience. Our growing online enrollments supports these recent rankings.”

Middlesex offers 10 Associate Degree programs and five certificate programs that can be completed entirely online. Hundreds of online course offerings, as well as hybrid courses, which combine online and face-to-face instruction, are also offered.

“Middlesex is proud of its high quality online learning program,” said Matthew Olson, dean of Social Science, Interdisciplinary Studies & Online/Weekend Education. “These acknowledgments from GreatValueColleges.net and TheBestColleges.org reflect the teaching skill and content expertise of our online instructors and their investment in student success. Middlesex works to provide online education in a way that promotes meaningful learning and helps students to reach their educational and career goals.”

Students who take courses online at Middlesex complete the same high-quality coursework as those who take courses on campus. And online students earn the same course credits, which are transferrable to Bachelor’s Degree programs.

Meanwhile, MCC has been ranked No. 5 in the state and No. 41 in the country on Washington Monthly’s 2018 list of Best 2-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.

“Serving adult learners is critical to the mission of the college,” said Philip Sisson, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs. “I’m pleased that our faculty and staff at the college who are dedicated to serving the unique needs of returning adults are being recognized for those efforts.”

With more than 70 degree and certificate programs, and hundreds of noncredit courses, MCC can help students earn a degree, begin a Bachelor’s degree or upgrade your skills.

To learn more about MCC or to register, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu or call 800-818-3434.

To view the list of Washington Monthly’s rankings, visit https://washington monthly.com/2018 college-guide.

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