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 2015 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 603 100.00% 27,821 100.00%
Completed a degree or certificate 174 28.86% 8,519 30.62%
Still enrolled following three-year period 61 10.12% 3,174 11.41%
Transferred to another institution 132 21.89% 5,810 20.88%
*Successful (completed, transferred, or still enrolled) 367 60.86% 17,503 62.91%
Other (left without completing or transferring) 236 39.14% 10,318 37.09%

1 Source: Illinois Community College Board GRS Reports 2019

*Sixty point eighty six percent of full-time students who began at MCC in Fall of 2015 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 (2016 cohort)2
Student Description MCC Public Two-Year Colleges in Illinois
Full-time students 65% 62%
Part-time Students 43% 42%

2Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2018 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

Completion/Graduation Rates for First-Time Degree/Certificate Seeking Students