McHenry County College

8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761

School Details

McHenry County College is a two-year public school located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. MCC was established in 1967 as part of the Illinois Community College system and serves most of McHenry County as well as portions of surrounding counties.

MCC’s main campus is located in Crystal Lake and the school has several other satellite campuses. The campus has Campus Public Safety and police officers on the main campus 24/7, 365 days per year. Officers are trained in CPR, first aid, and are AED certified. The school also utilizes call boxes on lampposts.

McHenry County College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in twenty different programs and disciplines. Career and Technical Education Programs are offered in the following areas: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Architectural and Engineering Design Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Digital Media, Graphic Arts, Construction Management, Criminal Justice, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Health and Fitness Education, Horticulture, Manufacturing, Marketing, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Robotics, Logistics, and Welding. 

MCC also offers free adult education for students earning an ESL or GED. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Some classes are also taught at area high schools, public libraries, local businesses, and other off-campus locations.

LEAD is a program that MCC offers to introduce student leaders to concepts important to becoming an effective leader and successful professional. The program is open to all regularly enrolled credit students and offers programs such as Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Style, Balance and Stress Management, and Community Involvement, and Innovative.

McHenry County College has 7,104 students (all undergraduates) and 362 faculty members, giving the university a 23:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 94 teach full-time and 268 teach part-time. About 33% of undergraduate students study full-time and 67% study part-time. 

The student body contains 56% female students and 44% male students. About 79% of all students are white with the remaining students being Hispanic (15%), black (3%), and Asian (2%). About 66% of students are ages 24 and under with 34% of students being ages 25 and above. All students are from Illinois. The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 65% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 55%. The overall graduation rate is 26% and the overall transfer-out rate is 25%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 23% for males and 31% for females.

Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus daycare.  

Student life at MCC includes: athletics, student organizations, multicultural programs, and student leadership opportunities. There are more than 35 student organizations on campus, ranging from the Student Peace Action Network to Drama Club. Varsity athletic teams include soccer, basketball, baseball, and tennis for men. Women’s teams include tennis, volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Off-campus living is estimated to cost $12,418 per year with $3,078 in additional living expenses.

Tuition costs $2,999 per year for in-district students, $8,309 per year for in-state students, and $10,079 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,000 per year. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 45% of those attending McHenry County College receive financial aid.

McHenry County College has an open admissions policy. To complete the enrollment process at MCC, complete the application online, submit official transcripts, take all placement tests, and attend an orientation session. Students can then register for classes, pay tuition and fees, and buy books. The undergraduate application fee costs $15.

McHenry County College is accredited and approved by the following: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Board of Higher Education, U.S. Office of Education, and the Illinois Office of Education.




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  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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