Your Right-to-Know

MCC is legally obligated to make specific information about graduation rates and transfer-out rates available to you. Use this information to make an informed choice about attending MCC.

Student Right-to-Know legislation requires that we report the proportion of students who began their studies full time and who complete programs within 150 percent of the normal time required for completion. Three years for associate's degrees and up to two years for certificates is normal at a community college with two-year programs.

Fall 2011 Cohort of Full-Time Degree/Certificate Seeking Students1
  MCC State of Illinois
Student Description Students Percent Students Percent
Full-time, first-time, degree/certificate seeking 378 100.00% 31,138 100.00%
Completed a degree or certificate 112 29.63% 7,745 24.87%
Still enrolled following three-year period 45 11.90% 3,484 11.19%
Transferred to another institution 104 27.51% 7,733 24.83%
*Successful (completed, transferred, or still enrolled) 261 69.05% 18,962 60.90%
Other (left without completing or transferring) 117 30.95% 12,176 39.10%

1 Source: Illinois Community College Board GRS Reports 2015

*Sixty-nine point zero five percent of full-time students who began at MCC in Fall of 2011 are categorized as successful. Successful students are those who completed or transferred, or who were still enrolled within three years after entering a community college.

Retention Rate of Fall 2014 Students (2011 cohort)2
Student Description MCC Public Two-Year Colleges in Illinois
Full-time students 67% 66%
Part-time Students 46% 43%

2Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2014 Data Feedback Report. Comparison group is comprised of the following ten community colleges: College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL), Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL), Joliet Junior College (Joliet, IL), Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL), Oakton Community College (Des Plaines, IL), Prairie State College (Chicago Heights, IL), Rock Valley College (Rockford, IL), South Suburban College (South Holland, IL), Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove, IL), William Rainey Harper College (Palatine, IL).

Retention is defined as students returning to the College in the next fall semester (i.e., enrollment in two consecutive fall terms).

Completion/Graduation Rates for Student Athletes