University description (as per official university website)
About MCC, Facts-At-A-Glance 2009
McLennan Community College (MCC) offers a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Students choose MCC because they want to meet occupational requirements, develop intellectual abilities and increase their future earning power. An impressive 86 percent of students say they would recommend the college to others, compared with the 77 percent national average.
MCC was established in 1965 - by the citizens of McLennan County.
MCC is located on a scenic 200-acre campus adjacent to Cameron Park and the Brazos River. Nestled among rolling hills and large trees, MCC has been recognized statewide for its natural beauty and outstanding architecture. MCC also owns Highlander Ranch, a 200-acre horse farm located about five miles from campus in Bosqueville.
MCC has an average of 8,000 students enrolled a semester; about half are in workforce programs and half in arts and sciences. The average student age is 26.
Cost of Attending
Please see tuition & fees
MCC has about 500 full-time employees, including about 175 faculty members, 150 administration and professional staff, and 180 support staff. MCC also employes almost 200 part-time employees, of which about 170 are part-time instructors.
Students enrolling at MCC may choose from technical or academic course offerings. Besides MCC's excellent and well-known academic programs, the College partners with four-year universities to offer MCC students the opportunity to earn bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the state-funded universities on MCC's campus through the University Center at MCC. All University Center courses are taught on campus or online by faculty from one of the partnering colleges. Through the program, students can move seamlessly from their freshman and sophomore-level studies at MCC into junior, senior, or graduate-level courses offered by the partner schools.
MCC also offers a police academy and fire academy, a paralegal degree, sign language interpreter training, and several courses in various medical technology fields.
Student Body Stats
Seventy percent of the students work at least part time in addition to attending college, while 40 percent work full time while taking college courses.
The ethnicity of MCC students reflects the diverse ethnicity of Central Texans: African-American, 18 percent; Hispanic, 15 percent; Anglo, 65 percent and other, 2 percent. The gender enrollment profile is 32 percent male and 68 percent female.