McLennan Community College

Tel: (254)299-8622
8,553 students
Public institution
McLennan Community College affirms its mission to provide a comprehensive range of educational programs and services for students and a dynamic, multi cultural community. The college is committed to excellence in all of its educational programs. McLennan Community College endorses the concept of open admissions and provides support services designed to assist students to succeed in their educational goals.
School Highlights
McLennan Community College serves 8,553 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
McLennan Community College is one of 2 community colleges within McLennan County, TX.
The nearest community college is Texas State Technical College-Waco (6.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 297 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College McLennan Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 297 staff
61 staff
McLennan Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,553 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,553 students 1,315 students
McLennan Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
McLennan Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,841 students
815 students
McLennan Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,712 students
1,061 students
McLennan Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
McLennan Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
McLennan Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
McLennan Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
McLennan Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
McLennan Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
McLennan Community College Unknown (2010-2012)
McLennan Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.58 0.70
McLennan Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,192 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,560 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,192 $5,590
McLennan Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,560 $10,086
McLennan Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
McLennan Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • MCC was founded by the voters of McLennan County in 1965 and opened its doors in the fall of 1966 to 855 students in temporary quarters on the former James Connally Air Force Base. The college moved to its current location in 1969. Taxpayers in McLennan County partially support the college, helping lower tuition costs. McLennan Community College, one of the most beautiful college campuses in Texas, is located on nearly 200 acres in northwest Waco adjacent to Cameron Park and Lake Brazos. The campus features 22 buildings with 565,806 square feet of space. The 70,000 square-foot Learning Technology Center, completed in 2002, and its adjacent plaza are the focal point of the campus. MCC awards the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science transfer degrees through the Arts and Sciences division. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) workforce education degree and one-year certificates of completion in technical fields are awarded through the Workforce Education division. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and the Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) are awarded through the Continuing Education division. McLennan Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Sciences degrees.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,125 students | 6.10 Mi3801 Campus Drive
    Waco, TX 76705
  • 4,404 students | 29.60 Mi112 Lamar Dr
    Hillsboro, TX 76645
  • 5,506 students | 37.30 Mi2600 S 1st St
    Temple, TX 76504
  • 26,593 students | 47.60 Mi6200 West Central Texas Expressway
    Killeen, TX 76549
  • 10,286 students | 51.90 Mi3200 W 7th Avenue
    Corsicana, TX 75110
Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,178 per year for in-state students and $6,282 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Texas is Sanford-Brown College-Houston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.