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 2009 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 917 100.00% 32,165 100.00%
Completed a degree or certificate 257 28.03% 6,910 21.48%
Still enrolled following three-year period 100 10.91% 3,832 11.91%
Transferred to another institution 228 24.86% 8,502 26.43%
*Successful (completed, transferred, or still enrolled) 585 63.79% 19,244 59.83%
Other (left without completing or transferring) 332 36.21% 12,921 40.17%

1 Source: Illinois Community College Board GRS Reports 2013

*Sixty-three point seven percent of full-time students who began at MCC in Fall of 2009 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 2011 Students (2008 cohort)2
Student Description MCC Public Two-Year Colleges in Illinois
Full-time students 65% 62%
Part-time Students 55% 43%

2Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2012 Data Feedback Report.

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