Muskegon Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 163 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Muskegon Community College||(MI) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||163 staff||100 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,640 students||3,505 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||28:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,710 students||1,591 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,930 students||1,914 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,100||$30,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Muskegon Community College is Baker College of Muskegon (0.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 3,481 students | 0.20 Mi1903 Marquette Ave
Muskegon,  MI  49442
- 15,668 students | 33.00 Mi143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids,  MI  49503
- 1,330 students | 45.70 Mi3000 N Stiles Rd
Scottville,  MI  49454
- 1,832 students | 55.00 Mi2800 College Dr
Sidney,  MI  48885
- 9,489 students | 75.00 Mi6767 West O Ave
Kalamazoo,  MI  49003
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.