Muskegon Community College

221 S Quarterline Rd
Muskegon, MI 49442
Tel: (231)773-9131
4,879 students
Public institution
Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides persons the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community, and global needs.
School Highlights
Muskegon Community College serves 4,879 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Muskegon Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Muskegon County, MI.
The nearest community college is Baker College of Muskegon (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 162 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
College Muskegon 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 162 staff
61 staff
Muskegon Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,879 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 34% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,879 students 1,315 students
Muskegon Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
Muskegon Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,705 students
815 students
Muskegon Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,174 students
1,061 students
Muskegon Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Muskegon Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Muskegon Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Muskegon Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Muskegon Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Muskegon Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Muskegon Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Muskegon Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Muskegon Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Muskegon 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. 0.43 0.70
Muskegon Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,380 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,180 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,380 $5,590
Muskegon Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,180 $10,086
Muskegon Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Muskegon Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Muskegon Community College is a publicly supported educational institution currently serving nearly 5,000 students. Created by the Muskegon Board of Education in 1926, and housed in the then-new Muskegon Senior High School, it was one of only five two-year educational institutions in Michigan at that time. Community colleges are all about opportunity—to prepare for successful transfer to a four-year college or university—to acquire new or enhanced knowledge and skills that will advance your existing career—to earn a degree or certificate that can qualify you for a well-paying job or promotion—to complement and enrich your lifestyle with new vocational skills. Muskegon Community College, by harnessing the power of modern technology, underscores its commitment to providing West Michigan with an outstanding educational environment. Muskegon Community College, designed by Alden B. Dow, features an enclosed court, with Four-Mile Creek flowing under the wings of the building and through the court. The 111-acre campus is made up of the Academic Complex, the Technology Building, the Hendrik Meijer Information Technology Center, the Bartels-Rode Gymnasium, and the Frauenthal Foundation Fine Arts Center. Newly opened in January 2006, the Hendrik Meijer Library Information Technology Center offers students and the community the latest in communication capabilities, including wireless Internet access, state-of-the-art library facilities/technologies and classrooms, and an Internet café. The 40,000 square foot facility has three levels overlooking the woods and creek, and offers special services including interlibrary loan, photocopy machines, group study rooms, a quiet reading room, a workstation for visually impaired persons, and both group and individual orientations.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Baker College of Muskegon
    Private not-for-profit
    4,021 students | 0.20 Mi1903 Marquette Ave
    Muskegon, MI 49442
  • 16,613 students | 33.00 Mi143 Bostwick Ave NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • 383 students | 36.40 Mi1980 Metro Court S.W.
    Wyoming, MI 49519
  • 1,480 students | 45.70 Mi3000 N Stiles Rd
    Scottville, MI 49454
  • 1,944 students | 55.00 Mi2800 College Dr
    Sidney, MI 48885
Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan 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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.