McLennan Community College

Tel: (254)299-8622
  • 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 8,294 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • 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 305 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
McLennan Community College (TX) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 305 staff 65 staff
McLennan Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,294 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,294 students 3,585 students
McLennan Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 34:1
McLennan Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,566 students 932 students
McLennan Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 4,728 students 2,653 students
McLennan Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
McLennan Community College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
McLennan Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
McLennan Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
McLennan Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
McLennan Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
McLennan Community College More (2012-2016)
McLennan Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.53 0.69
McLennan Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
McLennan Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,000 $34,000
McLennan Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,192 is less than the state average of $4,255. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,560 is less than the state average of $6,425. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,192 $4,255
McLennan Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,560 $6,425
McLennan Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87% 84%
McLennan Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $12,071 $9,500
McLennan Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 $5,250
McLennan Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,255 per year for in-state students and $6,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,508 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.