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 McLennan Community College 

Name: McLennan Community College
President: Johnette McKown
City: Waco
State: TX
Type: Public
Campus Settings: Urban
Year Established: 1965

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McLennan Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 9,913
Part Time: 50.7%
Full Time: 49.3%

Male: 34.3%
Female: 65.7%

African American: 17.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.1%
Hispanic: 19.5%
Native American: 0.4%
White: 60.1%
Other: 0.2%


McLennan Community College President

Johnette McKown

McLennan Community College Board Chair

Randy Cox
Board Chair

Quote from the Chancellor

"McLennan Community College (MCC) is invested in its community, from providing the needed health professions personnel and emergency personnel to an excellent transfer program where students such as those in engineering find welcome pathways to prestigious universities. With the addition of our University Center partners, students may now complete bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees on our campus, which enables them to remain in our community and achieve an affordable education through flexible delivery systems. From leading in community visioning and sustainability to responding to poverty initiatives and providing avenues for our businesses and hospitals through Skills Development grants, MCC is part of the vibrancy of Central Texas."

Interesting Facts

  • McLennan has a diverse and vibrant student body of about 9,500 students per semester. Students may choose from classes designed to transfer to a four-year university, career training that will start them in the workforce, or a direct path to a bachelor’s degree from a state university.

  • McLennan prides itself on offering an outstanding education at an affordable cost. For students planning on receiving a bachelor’s degree, McLennan’s tuition and fees can reduce the cost of a degree by thousands of dollars. The McLennan Foundation also offers many scholarships for students as well.

  • Over the last three decades, the Highlanders and Highlassies have established a tradition of excellence. McLennan teams have won nine NJCAA National Championships, and the McLennan Dance Company is one of the most recognized junior college squads in the nation. Athletes perform well in the classroom, regularly earning NJCAA Academic Team of the Year honors.

  • McLennan’s University Center is a partnership between McLennan and four-year institutions that agree to offer bachelor’s or graduate degrees on the McLennan campus. The four-year universities are responsible for their degree programs and provide faculty members to instruct each course. Each degree program can be completed on the McLennan campus so that students do not have to commute out of McLennan County.

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