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100 More than

YEARS OF

QUALITY

EDUCATION

MCC is more than a great place to get a two-year degree. With more degree and certificate programs than any other area college, MCC offers lots of options to choose from, outstanding faculty committed to your success and unmatched resources and facilities. You’ll have everything you need to jumpstart your career.

120 More than

High-Quality

PROGRAMS

$95

Per credit hour

Great Value

5

LOCATIONS In

Greater Kansas city Plus Online

500,000 ALUMNI

and Growing

Every Year MCC is the college of choice for more than 17,000 students.


MCC Mission Statement Preparing Students | Serving Communities | Creating Opportunities

Locations MCC-Blue River 2301 E 78 Hwy., Independence, MO MCC-Business & Technology 1775 Universal Ave., Kansas City, MO MCC-Longview 500 SW Longview Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO MCC-Maple Woods 2601 NE Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO MCC-Penn Valley 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO

It’s more than a place to go to school. “ It’s a community and a place to make new friends. ” - Imani Wilkins, Accounting


More Than Just Low Tuition. MCC is one of the nation’s most historic community colleges. With five campuses serving students, MCC has a proud tradition of providing a high-quality, affordable education to students in Greater Kansas City and beyond.

Average Cost For Completing College MCC Certificate MCC Degree Public Four Year Without MCC Degree Public Four Year With MCC Degree Private Four Year Without MCC Degree Private Four Year With MCC Degree

$2,580 $5,700 $46,202 $21,402 $105,625 $57,852

Based on 60 credit hours earned for an Associate of Arts degree.

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Why MCC? • More than one path to success— • More than convenient— You can take classes online or in

Fit your education to your life

the classroom. And we offer 16, 12

with five campuses and class

and 8 week blocks of classes, so

schedules that work for you.

you get to decide how and when you go to school. • More than textbook learning— You’re ready for quick entry into the workforce. • More than just instructors—

• More than a face in the crowd—Small classes ensure you get all the individual attention and support you need. • More than affordable— With high-quality academics

You’ll learn from committed and

and one of the lowest tuition

inspiring faculty.

rates in the area, MCC is an unbelievable educational value.

MCC IS MORE THAN A GREAT START.


TRANSFER

Be more than ready. Be ready to thrive. At MCC, you’ll benefit from high-quality classroom instruction and career-oriented experiences that prepare you to excel in the 21st century. Plus, you’ll have the advantage of MCC’s numerous transfer agreements with the nation’s top universities. Offering more than 120 programs—from automotive technology to pre-med to business to fine arts— MCC gives you a wide range of disciplines and experiences that prepare you for a career right away or to continue your education by transferring your credits.

Transfer • More than 400 transfer agreements with many colleges and universities • MCC offers lower tuition so you can earn a bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost • MCC’s small class sizes means you won’t start college in a lecture hall with hundreds of students - giving you personal attention and making you better prepared to succeed at a university

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Get a job

GET A JOB

• MCC offers lots of programs, including short-term certificates, so you can go to work doing what you want to do • Industry-experienced faculty with connections who know what employers are seeking • $50,000 average salary five years after graduating for programs tied to high-demand, high wage jobs • Partnerships with regional businesses for high placement in many programs

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend these programs is at mcckc.edu/programs/gainfulemployment.


Blue River MCC-Blue River students place a high value on support in and out of the classroom. The small classes and dedicated student

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services are just a couple of reasons why our students are happy they chose Blue River. Student success begins with the strong relationships Blue River maintains with local school districts and continues with partnerships with area employers and universities who ensure our students are gaining the knowledge and skills to seamlessly transfer their credits or get a great-paying job that’s in demand.

MCC’s Fire Science Technology program is the only National Fire Academy recognized “Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education” (FESHE) program/degree in the region.


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Located in Eastern Jackson County, Blue River is well known for its Public Safety Institute. Nearly 100 percent of our police science grads find work in their field within one year after graduation and nearly 90 percent of our fire science grads are working within two. It’s no wonder. They’re learning from

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the best. All of our instructors have at least 25 years of field experience and most have advanced degrees. Creative Arts is another big draw to Blue River. The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City is a vocal performance group residing here. Another example is the black box theatre that offers small-scale performances that challenge space constraints and creativity. We are also growing our visual arts programs. Blue River also prepares students to enter the in-demand Cyber Security field by offering a program that blends current system administration concepts with essential security skills and best practices necessary to deploy, administer and harden computer and network systems.


Programs Anthropology

Geology

Art

History

Biology

International Studies

Business Administration

Mass Communications

Chemistry

Music

Computer Science

Occupational Education

& Information Systems

Philosophy

Criminal Justice

Physical Education

Cyber Security

Physics

Economics

Police

Engineering

Political Science

English

Psychology

Fire Science Technology

Sociology

Foreign Language

Speech & Theater

Geography

Teacher Education

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Business & Technology Serving thousands of students, our Business & Technology campus is Greater Kansas City’s headquarters for solid technical education. In addition, the campus provides vital business

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services and has forged strong partnerships with employers. Located near I-435 and Front Street, Business & Technology houses state-of-the-art labs and provides hands-on training for numerous technical programs. With fast-paced and unique job-readiness programs, ­ Business & Technology provides outstanding technical education, from computer networking to electric utility lineman training. This campus is a pipeline for Kansas City employers looking for workers who are more than prepared with specialized skills and training for today’s fastest-growing jobs.

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The MCC-Business & Technology campus is home to several “Gold Collar Job� programs. These are programs that lead to high-demand jobs that pay well and only require a certificate or associate degree.


Our facilities cannot be beat. Inside our sprawling campus, you’ll find labs that mirror the workplace. We have state-of-the-art computer machining routers, the latest in welding technology, a situational environmental health and safety lab, a virtual computer training network, 3-D scanners

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and printers and much more. Our FabLab provides our students a space where they can develop their own prototypes of anything they can imagine. In addition to working in great labs, you’ll work with great people. Recently honored by the Aspen Institute as one of the nation’s top 150 college campuses, Business & Technology’s faculty and staff offer a wealth of instruction and services designed to boost the success of students who are eager to complete their instruction and get to work.


Programs Architectural Engineering Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Cisco Networking

Industrial Electrical

Civil Engineering Technology

Industrial Maintenance

Computer & Electronics

Industrial Technology

Engineering Technology

Instrumentation & Controls

Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Lineman

Computer Integrated

Mechanical/Manufacturing

Machining & Manufacturing Computer Science & Information Systems

Engineering Technology Military Technology Completion Program

Construction Management

Millwright

Construction Trades

Multicraft

Completion Program Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology Energy Technology Engineering Technology

Photovoltaics (Solar Electrical) Stationary Engineering Supply Chain Management Welding

Environmental Health & Safety Technology

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Longview Longview students enjoy the full collegiate experience where relevant and rigorous academic curriculum prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year school or gain hands-on

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skills in high-demand technical careers. Classroom instruction is supplemented with an annual Community-wide Common Read program, student leadership opportunities, athletics and intramurals, student clubs and organizations, peer mentoring, internships, community service projects and more.

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Longview is nationally recognized for the Missouri Innovation Campus – an early college program that accelerates the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree. The MIC program dramatically reduces the overall cost of college attendance and provides students paid internships in high-tech fields. Longview is a pipeline for students interested in a career in Engineering with articulation agreements established with Missouri S&T and UMKC. And the automotive program is second-to-none in the region with many of our students earning national recognition for their skills.


The Longview Cultural Arts Center provides quality arts programming to both students and the surrounding community. Student art exhibitions, theater productions, and host of the “Lee’s Summit Fine Arts Challenge,” the Cultural Arts Center is a hub for the fine arts and

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offers a challenging educational venue for students.


Programs Anthropology

Geology

Art

History

Automotive

International Studies

Biology

Mass Communications

Business Administration

Mathematics

Chemistry

Music

Computer Science

Occupational Education

& Information Systems

Philosophy

Criminal Justice

Physical Education

Economics

Physics

Engineering

Political Science

English

Psychology

Foreign Language

Sociology

Geographical Information Systems

Speech & Theater

Geography

Teacher Education

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Maple Woods

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Maple Woods, the Northland’s only community college campus, can best be compared to a small, liberal arts school. Students come here for the close-knit campus community, where support for their success is widely available and faculty get to know them as individuals. Maple Woods students actively participate in clubs, organizations and athletics and are often joined by staff and faculty at campus events. The majority of Maple Woods students come to earn credits they’ll apply towards a bachelor’s degree. Most attend colleges and universities like MU, Northwest Missouri State, Park and UMKC. Other students come to learn at the Midwest’s finest veterinary technology program, where our graduates enjoy a 100 percent placement rate. They’re prepared to enter the workforce right away because they’ve been able to work with live animals in our state-of-the art labs. Maple Woods is also expanding its program offerings in the performing arts, business, science, technology and math.


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Maple Woods is known for success, whether it’s through our baseball teams that have produced several Major League players or through our innovative Honors Program. Our Honors Program is discipline independent, provides opportunities for independent research and leadership development and offers a direct pathway to the UMKC Honors College, at a significant cost savings. Factor in excellent community education programing and opportunities for student involvement, and it’s easy to see why Maple Woods is the campus of choice for so many Northland residents and recent high school graduates.


Programs Anthropology

International Studies

Art

Mass Communications

Biology

Mathematics

Business Administration

Music

Chemistry

Occupational Education

Computer Science &

Philosophy

Information Systems

Physical Education

Economics

Physics

Engineering

Political Science

English

Psychology

Foreign Language

Sociology

Foreign Language Interpreting

Speech & Theater

Geographical Information Systems

Teacher Education

Geography

Veterinarian (Pre-Veterinary)

Geology

Veterinary Hospital Manager

History

Veterinary Technology

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Penn Valley Located in the middle of Greater Kansas City, Penn Valley is

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widely known as the College’s most diverse campus. Students come from all over the metro to study the variety of career and transfer programs offered here. The Carter Art Center provides quality arts education and prepares students to graduate and transfer to baccalaureate institutions. Many students opt to go right into the workforce, too, as the associate degrees we offer prepare them for ­ in-demand jobs that pay well such, as graphic design.


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The Brooks Institute teaches students the skills to work in crime prevention and criminal justice while framing instruction around contemporary issues associated with social justice. The paralegal program provides training for an exciting

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field that provides attorneys with vital support. Our Applied Language Institute attracts students from around the globe and helps foster an environment of diverse culture and thought. Penn Valley also provides students the opportunity for real-world training in the field of early childhood education. Penn Valley’s Health Science Institute is a state-of-the-art learning facility. True-to-life simulation stations provide h­ ands-on learning opportunities, clinical skill practice and patient care. The HSI is home to nursing and allied health career programs to support the growing needs of the Kansas City community.  Student success is important at Penn Valley, and its TRiO program helps students meet their goals. It gives a select number of Penn Valley students the academic support, counseling, transfer assistance and cultural enrichment they may need in order to complete a college degree–all without cost. Project Success helps low income, first generation and disabled students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees.


Programs Anthropology

Mass Communications

Art

Mathematics

Biology

Music

Business Administration

Occupational Education

Chemistry

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Computer Science

Paralegal Practice

& Information Systems

Paramedic

Criminal Justice

Philosophy

Dental Assisting

Physical Education

Early Childhood Education

Physical Therapist Assistant

Economics

Physics

Emergency Medical Technician

Political Science

Engineering

Practical Nursing

English

Professional Nursing

Foreign Language

Psychology

Geography

Radiologic Technology

Geology

Sociology

Graphic Design

Speech & Theater

Health Information Management

Surgical Technology

History

Teacher Education

International Studies LPN to ADN Bridge Nursing

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More than a number. More than a name. Learn writing from a published author. Train in Cisco

STUDENT SUCCESS

engineering with an instructor with years of industry experience. Study political science with a professor who’s worked in government. At MCC, you’ll learn from teachers who bring real-world know-how to the classroom. They’re active scholars and researchers with connections throughout Greater Kansas City and all over the country.

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Be noticed.

FAST FACTS

With small classes and a tight-knit community in the classroom, you’ll get the instruction and the support you need to excel. At MCC, the primary focus is on you and helping you build the skills you need to be successful. This means your

STUDENT/

instructors know more than your name. They know your goals,

RATIO

and they’re committed to helping you reach them.

at a university. When I came here, “II was was amazed that the teachers cared and that they loved what they were doing. I had never experienced that before.

20:1

INSTRUCTOR

MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

- Grace Kerr, Spanish

Starting salaries for MCC graduates with degrees in the dozens of high-demand MCC career programs such as engineering, industrial technology, computer networking and nursing range from $45,000 to $65,000 per year.


STUDENT SUCCESS

Student support that goes more than the extra mile. At MCC, we work hard to ensure your success in and out of the classroom. To help you, we offer a wide variety of services. Feeling stressed? Need help transitioning to college? Our free counseling services can help. Need a part-time job or want to launch your career? Our Career Services offices offer career placement and resume services that will give you a competitive edge.

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$12

Million The U.S. D ­ epartment of ­Education awarded MCC a grant to offer innovative ­programs that promote your ­college success and ­technology ­upgrades to ­enhance your classroom ­experience.

We’ve got your back. Academic advisors will assist you with choosing classes and developing your schedule each semester. But they’re also here to help you take full advantage of MCC’s programs and services. They’re here to make sure you reach your academic goals including transferring to a four-year institution and taking the classes you need.

All the academic help you need. For free. Each of our campuses has a Learning Center providing a full range of tutoring. Here, you can receive individual or small-group tutoring for many of your courses and get coaching in study skills like time management and test-taking strategies. Best of all, these services are free to students.


More than welcoming. This is community. To build community on our campuses, each campus plans events all year long, from campus-wide celebrations to speakers to concerts. Our Campus Life and Leadership offices provide opportunities for you to get involved. More than just a

CAMPUS LIFE

chance to make friends and have fun, these experiences can allow you to develop yourself as a leader and gain skills you can use in your professional life.

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Get involved. Getting involved helps you become a successful student, so we provide plenty of opportunities. Explore a personal passion or network with career-based groups— you’ll find active student organizations on our campuses that fit your interests. Can’t find a group you want? Start your own! We make it easy. Each campus offers fun and interesting clubs and organizations you can join. Here’s a list of just a few: • Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

• Student Activities Clubs and Organizations

• Intramural Sports

• Student Government

There are literally dozens of clubs and organizations that are unique to each campus. Visit one and see for yourself.


Athletics A rich, whole-person college experience isn’t just the domain of four-year universities. Four of MCC’s five campuses offer intercollegiate athletics that compete in various divisions of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Throughout our history, MCC has competed in several national

ATHLETICS

championships and is proud to have produced many Academic All-American Athletes. Some of our athletes have experienced success in the professional ranks including Albert Pujols of the Anaheim Angels, Logan Morrison of the Seattle Mariners and Clay Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer

Women’s Cross Country Women’s Volleyball Men’s Baseball

Baseball Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Softball

Women’s Basketball Men’s Basketball


FEATURED FACILITIES

Where you’ll learn and what you’ll learn on is more than competitive. It’s unmatched. Whether you want to study engineering, education or emergency medical services, we give you more than just textbook knowledge. We give you hands-on learning—all with access to the best equipment and some of the region’s top facilities.

Virtual Hospital. Real experience. Our Health Science Institute offers a virtual hospital unlike anything else in the region. Hone your clinical skills and get experience with true-to-life simulation stations and computeroperated patient simulators, covering situations from childbirth to collapsed lungs. Six other hands-on learning areas, including dentistry, home care and health information, allow you to learn on real clinical equipment and tools.

Thinking about a career in law enforcement or firefighting? Our Public Safety Institute is one of the Midwest’s best training facilities for public safety and fire science education.


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FabLab: Creators welcome. With state-of-the-art equipment that includes six different

FEATURED FACILITIES

prototyping technologies, 3-D scanning, metalworking and woodworking tools and a plasma cutter, FabLab gives aspiring artists and builders everything they need to make almost anything. You’ll even find a fully equipped CADD and 3-D modeling lab.

Ready to get your hands dirty? MCC’s automotive technology training programs feature the latest in testing equipment and a bright and well-stocked facility with a diverse fleet of cars to learn on. It’s no wonder area employers look to us when hiring new technicians.

Paper or pixels—take your pick. Our Carter Art Center for Visual Arts and Imaging Technology includes gallery areas and classrooms that give art and design students access to up-to-the-minute digital tools as well as printing presses, ceramics studios and sculpture labs.


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Looking for a job? MCC Career Services makes it easy to customize your search and connect to employers. We maintain a metro-wide job database that contains positions with hundreds of employers. Need help with your resume, cover letter or interviewing? Our campus coordinators will meet with you individually to make sure you’re ready.

, WE LL DO MORE THAN HELP YOU FIND YOUR PATH, ­WHETHER YOU WANT TO TRANSFER OR GET A JOB.


MCC Graduate Quentin Savwoir Quentin Savwoir grew up in Kansas City.  He graduated from the Paseo Academy– part of the Kansas City Public School District. Now he works for the city in Mayor Sly James’ office. “My title is Special Assistant for Public Policy. I work in the areas of public health, transportation and energy efficiency. I am responsible for making sure that the Mayor is fully aware of ordinances and any developments in those three areas” said Savwoir. “I am a son of Kansas City and having this job, in this role, is allowing me to experience the City that I love in a different way. I am able to see the decisions that impact so many lives and make the difference in so many lives day in and day out. And it allows me to appreciate the city much differently.” When he talks about his journey, Savwoir explains it was not necessarily an easy path. He attended three other higher education institutions in the area. He referred to those attempts as false starts, but then he enrolled at MCC. “I recognized that at my core, I am a student and I like to learn.  And it was something about unlocking my desire to understand my greatness and potential that enabled my success at MCC. And I had a really good group of people who were supporting me. I knew I didn’t want to go to a school where I was just another number. When I walk down the hall, I wanted my teacher to be able to call me by name.  When someone asks me about MCC, I tell them it was the best decision I have ever made in my life, ” said Savwoir.

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CAREER PATH

More than just a job – you can have a career. Many of today’s best paying jobs don’t require a bachelor’s degree. In fact, there are many jobs that pay between $45,000 and $65,000 a year that only require an associate degree or short-term certificate. MCC works with area companies to ensure what you learn here will put you in a position to get the career you dreamed of.

Career advice from industry insiders. Career Services hosts an employer panel discussion that draws human resources professionals from Kansas City’s top employers to talk about how you can market yourself successfully. Hear from experts what companies such as Cerner, Citizens Bank & Trust, North Kansas City Hospital, Truman Medical Centers and Synergy Services like to see in new hires.

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MCC Graduate Charlie Shields Before he was in charge of Truman Medical Centers, Charlie Shields was an MCC student. “When I was in college, it was important to me to keep my job. I wanted to stay local, so I went to MCC-Longview,” Shields said. “I was amazed at what a great experience I had there. The instructors’ commitment to my success really stood out to me.” One instructor in particular, Mel Aytes, helped paved the way for Shields’ political career. Prior to his current role as TMC president and chief executive officer, Shields served 20 years in the Missouri General Assembly and even became President pro-tem of the Missouri Senate. “That instructor really got me interested in politics and led me down a path I’m not sure I would have gone otherwise,” Shields said. After earning his associate degree from MCC, Shields graduated from the University of Missouri, where he earned a bachelor’s in marketing as well as a master’s in business administration. Today, he oversees two acute-care hospitals and a behavioral health facility. TMC is also the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient care in the Kansas City metropolitan area, serving more than 100,000 patients a year.

MCC’s partnership with the Lee’s Summit School District and the University of Central Missouri is recognized as one of the top workforce development programs in the country.


Get more than options for continuing your education. Get a head start. Interested in transferring to a four-year institution after MCC? You’ll have plenty of options for taking your education

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further—and you can be confident your MCC classes and credits will be recognized. Our Student Services offices on each campus have the transfer experts who will work with you to see that your credits move easily.

Make your transition smooth. Beginning your education at MCC makes the transition to a four-year school much smoother. You’ll know what college classes are like. You’ll know your own study habits. You’ll know how to succeed.

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Dual admission If you plan on transferring, we have dual admission agreements with select Missouri schools that allow you to be admitted to these colleges and universities while attending MCC. You’ll also receive additional academic advising and a

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70%

review of your credits each semester from your chosen fouryear school.

Transfer scholarships

OF STUDENTS

MAKE PLANS TO TRANSFER TO A 4-YEAR COLLEGE

400

An MCC degree may save you even more money. By

TRANSFER

transferring from MCC, you may qualify for scholarships from

WITH 4-YEAR

other area colleges and universities. View a list of transfer scholarships at mcckc.edu/transferscholarships.

For an extensive list of institutions we have articulation agreements with, visit mcckc.edu/transfers.

AGREEMENTS

COLLEGES


AFFORDABLE WITH A HIGH RETURN

More than academically strong. More than convenient. We’re affordable. Students today have more choices than ever when it comes to college. That’s why it’s important to pick the best one for you. MCC offers more programs for a degree or certificate than any other college in Greater Kansas City—and is committed to making higher education accessible to all regardless of their personal finances. We have one of the lowest tuition rates in the area. We also have lots of resources—grants, loans, scholarships, part-time employment programs—to help pay for your education. Our financial aid advisors will work with you to make sure you understand your options and guide you through the process.

Average Salary Five Years After Earning A Certificate Or Degree Short-Term Certificate Longer-Term Certificate Associate of Arts or Science

$39,391 $44,070 $42,484

Associate of Applied Science

$49,694

Bachelor’s

$46,930

Source: The Hechinger Report, May 25, 2015

Learn more about our student aid programs and how to apply at mcckc.edu, visit one of our campus financial aid offices or call our Information Center at 816.604.1000.


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47 % OF MCC

STUDENTS RECEIVED GRANTS AND

SCHOLARSHIPS

MCC costs

1/3Of Public fourYear schools

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fraction

of private

colleges

$30

MILLION Awarded

To students in the form of

grants and

scholarships

EACH YEAR

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Get recognized. Get rewarded. We offer merit-based aid to students with certain skills, talents or characteristics regardless of family financial situations, and we offer need-based aid. We also offer target grants that recognize a range of abilities, whether that’s leadership

SCHOLARSHIPS

potential, campus involvement or athletics.

Want scholarship opportunities? We’ve got them. Check out our Scholarship Search page at

mcckc.edu/scholarships and click on the Scholarship Search button on the right to learn more.

An A+ opportunity The A+ Schools Program provides tuition assistance to qualified graduates of an A+ high school. If you went to a Missouri A+ high school, you could get thousands of dollars to pay your tuition to MCC.

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MCC Graduate Aubrey Kent Aubrey Kent, an alumna of MCC-Blue River, was named a 2016 New Century Scholar by earning the top Missouri score in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. The honor came with a $2,000 scholarship, presented to Kent on April 2016 in Chicago at the American Association of Community Colleges convention. Kent, of Independence, majored in general studies earning a 4.0 GPA and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology at William Jewell College in Liberty, wanting to work in genetic research. More than 1,900 students across the country were nominated for New Century Scholars honors. Judges consider grades, leadership, activities and, most important, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. She was on track to graduate from high school in 2003, but she ended up putting her education on hold. She says setting an example for her two children ultimately pushed her to earn her high school diploma and go on to college. “Receiving this scholarship was an extreme honor, especially when there are so many amazing and talented students who applied,” Kent says. “Having been the only student in Missouri to have won is a feeling that is almost impossible to articulate.” Blue River, she adds, “has been more than a college to me — it is like a second home. The students, staff and faculty are all amazing people who I appreciate so very much.”


More than happy to help. The MCC Admissions Teams will walk you through each step of the enrollment process, help you make any necessary on-campus appointments and answer questions you may have about our programs and services. Our open admission policy means all students who apply for admission are accepted to MCC.

Schedule your visit today! Along with general admissions visits, we offer special visit days for our various programs. To find one that fits your interests, check out mcckc.edu/visit.


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