Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, MA 01440
Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is located in Gardner, Massachusetts. MWCC was established back in 1973. It offers students many educational opportunities. With more than 70 academic programs for students to choose from, it is easy for students to find the right academic path that suits their situation. The school serves more than 11,000 students and even has a dual enrollment program that will appeal to those who are looking to transfer credits over to a four-year university. There are also several workforce development courses at this school that train professionals in various career-focused programs.
The practical nursing program at MWCC awards a diploma and allows students to pursue a path as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). The nursing degree path will award students with an associate degree and prepare them for careers as registered nurses (RN). There is also an LPN to ADN bridge option for students who have LPN license. Nursing students will have clinical experiences off-site, as well as many classroom experiences. This nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1977 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs|
02/01/2009 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$212/credit|
|In State Students||$212/credit|
|Out of State Students||$417/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of Mount Wachusett Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||14%||$305|
|State Grant & Scholarships||61%||$1,169|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||36%||$913|
|Federal Student Loans||33%||$3,728|
$7,693Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,135|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,653|
|$48,001 to $75,000$8,366|
|$75,001 to $110,000$11,066|
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Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They must ...
Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.
Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a Department of Massachusetts Legion member in good standing. One award is for nursing only.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.