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 2012 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 405 100.00% 31,388 100.00%
Completed a degree or certificate 121 29.88% 8,234 26.23%
Still enrolled following three-year period 44 10.86% 3,508 11.18%
Transferred to another institution 98 24.20% 7,363 23.46%
*Successful (completed, transferred, or still enrolled) 263 64.94% 19,105 60.87%
Other (left without completing or transferring) 142 35.06% 12,283 39.13%

1 Source: Illinois Community College Board GRS Reports 2016

*Sixty-four point nine four percent of full-time students who began at MCC in Fall of 2012 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 2015 Students (2012 cohort)2
Student Description MCC Public Two-Year Colleges in Illinois
Full-time students 69% 65%
Part-time Students 48% 44%

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