Metropolitan Community College has been an integral part of the Kansas City community since 1915. Nearly 100 years after its founding, MCC continues to pay dividends for the students and region it serves.
Following are a few of the ways MCC works for the community:
- Thanks to the investment the community makes in MCC, tuition is about one-third the cost of public universities and significantly less expensive than private career and technical colleges.
- Ninety-six percent of MCC students work in the area after they graduate.*
- For every dollar students invest in MCC, they receive $4.40 in higher future income over the course of their working lives.*
- The education achieved by MCC students translates to $837 million in added regional income each year.*
- Starting salaries for MCC graduates with associate degrees in the dozens of high-demand
career programs MCC offers such as engineering, industrial technology, computer networking
and nursing range from $45,000 to
$65,000 per year.*
- MCC’s Institute for Workforce Innovation, listed among the Top 25 Area Management Consultant Firms by the Kansas City Business Journal, has directly trained more than 21,000 workers and provided customized training and consulting services to more than 350 companies and organizations.
* Source: Economic Impact report published by EMSI, June 2014