- Bedford campus established in 1970
- Lowell campus opened in 1987
- 80+ degree and certificate programs
- Full-time Faculty: 118
- Part-time Faculty: 381
- Average class size: 18
- Total enrollment: 10,957
- 2020 graduates: 1073
- Age Range: 17-68
- Represent 5 states & 51 countries
- Veterans: 58
- Dual Enrollment Graduates: 13
- MCC Employees: 84
- First Generation: 484
- International Study: Since 1992, MCC has offered fellowships to Belize, China, Costa Rica, Greece, Ireland, Peru, Russia and Spain
Middlesex Community College celebrates 50 years starting in September 2020. The college is proud to honor the past and celebrate the future, which centers around the over 26,000 students MCC has welcomed over its storied history. The heart of the college’s mission is student success and Middlesex strives to provide a quality and accessible education for all.
A leader of award-winning online learning for over 20 years, MCC is one of the first in the state to offer online courses. As a community college, MCC awards associate degrees as well as credit and noncredit certificates to help students advance to the workforce and transfer to a four-year college or university. The college enjoys partnerships with industry leaders within the communities of Bedford, Lowell and the surrounding area. Students receive a high-quality, affordable and comprehensive education that includes clinical, lab, internship and service-learning opportunities.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, Middlesex was awarded $841,000 for its Biotech Program, ranked No. 2 in Massachusetts on the 2020 list of Best Schools for Registered Nursing Programs by Nursingprocess.org, visited the Statehouse to advocate for the importance of community colleges, ranked no. 41 in the country on the 2019 list of Best Online Associate in Business Degree Programs by Intelligent.com, was named part of Attorney General Maura Healey’s $1.7 million grant to fund local consumer advocacy programs for MCC’s Law Center, received $250,000 as part of the first Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grant for medical assistants, ranked no. 4 in the state and no. 27 in the country on Washington Monthly’s 2019 List of Best two-year colleges for adult learners, performed well against four-year colleges and universities at the Mass. DECA Competition, placed third in a national engineering competition, visited with U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy, received a NASPA Excellence Award and an award from the League for Innovation in the Community College for its new student onboarding process, had faculty and staff recognized at the 2019 Performance Recognition Program award ceremony, and celebrated 10 years of its Honors Program, among other important accomplishments.
Throughout the pandemic, MCC transitioned spring coursework and student services to remote, virtual and limited contact systems to ensure students successfully completed the semester. MCC’s health programs donated a surplus of Personal Protective Equipment to Lowell General Hospital, while the Facilities and Security departments teamed up to loan out technology and equipment students needed to finish their classes.
James C. Mabry, Ph.D
Dr. James Mabry is the fourth President of Middlesex Community College.
Dr. Mabry currently leads an innovative team dedicated to providing transformational educational opportunities for the more than 9,000 wonderfully diverse students who attend Middlesex Community College with campuses in Bedford and Lowell.
Mabry holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Columbia University, and a Master of Science degree from The London School of Economics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University’s School of General Studies, and his associate degree from the University of Maryland Overseas Division.
Before becoming President of Middlesex, Dr. Mabry served as Vice President of Academic Affairs for Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz. – the largest of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa Community College District, which enrolls more than 125,000 students.
Dr. Mabry was also Dean of Academic Affairs at Palm Beach State College, South Campus, in Boca Raton, Fla. He served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he was also an Assistant Professor of History. Mabry began his career as a high school social studies teacher in the New York City public schools system.