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The Honors College at Miami Dade College

One of the Most Prestigious, Selective and Successful Two-Year Honors Colleges in the US

Student Success

  • 47 total Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholars (Most in nation of any institution)
  • 4 Barry Goldwater Scholars over past four years (Most in nation of any two-year institution)
  • In 2021, The Honors College students received over 650 acceptances with more than half of the acceptances from the top 50 ranked institutions in the US
  • Every year our graduates receive multiple admission offers from Harvard University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke University, Yale University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, New York University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina among others
  • The Honors College at Miami Dade College was once tagged an “Ivy Stepladder” by Time magazine
  • More than $10 million in scholarships offers annually to our graduates
  • Ninety six percent (96%) of The Honors College students graduate from their transfer institution of choice with their bachelor’s degree

What Makes The Honors College Unique and Successful

  • Five different campus programs across Miami-Dade County that serve the unique needs of the local community
  • Seven-stage approach to student development that optimizes success
  • Stackable scholarships that ease, and often eliminate the burden of student debt
  • Professional certified Honors faculty
  • One on one student advisement/mentoring from a dedicated campus director and success support team
  • Unique enriching and engaging programs to support student success:
    • The Honors College South Florida Research Consortium STEM Internship Program
    • Honors Alumni Mentoring Network
    • The Washington Center and Global Citizen Alliance seminars
    • Business and professional protocol training
    • Honors Ambassador Program
    • Bi-weekly Colloquium Series
    • Distinguished Speakers Series


Stackable Scholarships

Generous scholarships that result in refunds to jump start your savings plan for your transfer needs.

Personal Education/Achievement Coach (Strategist)

One-on-one mentoring/coaching by a dedicated director that knows your academic and career goals.

Advanced Transfer to Top-Tier Institutions

In 2021, our students received over 350 acceptances to top 50 institutions and were awarded over 4.6 million dollars in scholarships.

Student and Alum Mentoring Network

Opportunities to network with 4,000 plus active and engaged alumni.

Global Leadership Development

Gain access to global seminars, study away programs, service learning and protocol training at no cost to enhance cultural competencies and build your leadership skills and abilities.

Cohort Model

Progress and succeed together from day one with likeminded and high-achieving peers that creates lifelong connections that go beyond the classroom.

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The Honors College at Miami Dade College is a learning community of some of the region's brightest students supported by the resources of the largest institution of higher learning in the country. Over a period of two years, you will build a network of lasting relationships that will inspire you to pursue your dreams.

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The Honors College encourages your personal growth while guiding you to define and reach your goals. It's a rigorous academic environment where your success depends on you, but you’ll never be alone. Classmates, advisors and instructors all work together to help you develop your greatest potential.

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Upon being accepted, you will receive the Honors College Fellows Award, which covers all in-state tuition, fees and books. As a Fellow, you will have the flexibility to use other scholarships for living expenses and supplies, minimizing your need for debt and student loans.

Meet Our Students

View Manuel Marin's Story
Manuel graduated with an AA in Mechanical Engineering and transferred to Johns Hopkins University.

View Alejandro Garcia's Story
Alejandro graduated with an AA in Political Science and transferred to Princeton University.

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