Miami Dade College (MDC) is the largest institution of higher education in America. Its eight campuses and several outreach centers welcome more than 174,000 students each year, offering a model of community-responsive education. The College enrolls and graduates more minorities than any other college or university in the nation. MDC has served more than 1.7 million people during its 50-year history. MDC provides a full range of academic programs, offering short-term workforce certifications, associate degrees in more than 300 program areas, bachelorís degree programs and several emerging high-tech program areas. The College opened its doors in the fall of 1960 and now enrolls the most diverse student population in America and offers a remarkable array of educational opportunities.