For the last 15 years, The Honors college at Miami Dade College has served as a testament to the power of opportunity. What started as a humble cohort on one campus has grown into a partnership program transforming the lives of 500 students annually on four MDC campuses. Now, with more than 3,000 alumni, The Honors College has become the gold standard for Associate in Arts programs that lay the foundation for students to succeed. And Honors College students stay the course to success at MDC. In fact, 98 percent of new Honors College students continue at MDC the following fall, a rate higher than the average retention rate for Ivy League schools. Also, Honors College students have gone on to study at the best colleges in the country, including all of the institutions listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 colleges. Due to their academic achievements, leadership and service, these driven alumni have often been awarded scholarships giving them choices to author the next chapter in their lives. In fact, MDC has the highest number of Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships (each worth up to $120,000) in the country. Furthermore, in the past five years, MDC Honors College students have received more than $34 million in scholarship offers. “At The Honors College, you have many opportunities,” said University of Miami Sports Medicine Fellow and head physician for UM’s athletics program and the Miami Marlins Dr. Geden Franck, also an Honors College alumnus. “Whether it’s a global initiative in Salzburg, Austria, resources in the campus community or working with an Honors program director that has helped students go to Emory, Cornell and Stanford – you will be given the tools to make the most of them.” – BC Did You Know? 98 percent of Honors College students stay at MDC – higher than the average retention rate for the Ivy League
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