MCC offers a progressive education at an affordable cost. Students choose MCC for a variety of reasons, but most 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.
Located in Waco, Texas, MCC was established in 1965 by the citizens of McLennan County. MCC was the first junior college in Texas to incorporate the word "community" in its name. For more than 40 years, MCC has been serving Waco and the surrounding areas to help community members achieve their educational goals.
MCC is located on a scenic 200-acre campus adjacent to Cameron Park and the Bosque 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, and has an Emergency Services Education Center off campus near the Waco Regional Airport.
MCC has an average of 9,500 students enrolled a semester; about half are in workforce programs and half in arts and sciences. The average student age is 26.
Students enrolling at MCC may choose from academic course offerings that will transfer to four-year universities or technical career training that prepares students to enter the workforce. More than half of MCC's students are enrolled in Arts and Sciences classes, and nearly 47 percent of students are enrolled in Workforce programs. Training is offered in more than 40 technical fields, health careers, business and computer fields, commercial music, emergency services, human services, and veterinary programs.
MCC also partners with four-year universities to offer their bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees 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, MCC students can move seamlessly from their studies into bachelor’s degree courses offered by the partner schools.