Metropolitan Community College has a proud tradition of providing a high quality, affordable education to students in the Greater Kansas City region and beyond. The college was first founded as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute in 1915 and opened with 200 students. This year (2014-2015) marks Metropolitan Community College’s 100th academic year. Today, MCC has transformed into the largest higher education provider in the area. With five campuses -– Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple Woods and Penn Valley – located across the metropolitan area, the college serves more than 37,000 students through credit, non-credit courses and business services.
MCC’s mission is to prepare students, serve communities and create opportunities. When MCC students complete their education, 96 percent stay to live and work in the Kansas City region. Over the last ten decades, MCC estimates serving a million students.
Celebrating MCC’s Centennial is a monumental occasion that speaks to the tremendous growth, adaptability, and impact that MCC has had in this region and beyond. MCC was an innovator from the start, being one of the first institutions of higher education in the nation to offer an associate degree. The college promises to continue to lead the charge on educational innovation in the future.