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 2013 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 706 100.00% 29,683 100.00%
Completed a degree or certificate 209 29.60% 8,034 27.07%
Still enrolled following three-year period 68 9.63% 3,376 11.37%
Transferred to another institution 190 26.91% 6,876 23.16%
*Successful (completed, transferred, or still enrolled) 467 66.15% 18,286 61.60%
Other (left without completing or transferring) 239 33.85% 11,397 38.40%

1 Source: Illinois Community College Board GRS Reports 2017

*Sixty-six point one five percent of full-time students who began at MCC in Fall of 2013 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 Students (2014 cohort)2
Student Description MCC Public Two-Year Colleges in Illinois
Full-time students 65% 59%
Part-time Students 43% 38%

2Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2016 Data Feedback Report. Comparison group is comprised of the following five community colleges: Black Hawk College (Moline, IL), John A Logan College (Carterville, IL), Lake Land College (Mattoon, IL), Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL), Parkland College (Champaign, 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