Muskegon Community College

221 S Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI

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What began as a junior college in 1926 in the same building as that of the Senior High School is now a more than 100-acre facility in the city of Muskegon. The main campus grounds of the Muskegon Community College include the Hendrik Meijer Information Technology Center, the Stevenson Center for Higher Education, and the Frauenthal Foundation Fine Arts Center. Four off- campus locations can also be found in Fremont, Grand Haven, Whitehall, and Newaygo.

Offering affordable education is one of the main objectives of MCC. It is a goal they have successfully met by maintaining lower tuition rates than most similar institutions as well as private colleges and universities throughout the state of Michigan. Certain facilities are freely open to the public too such as the CArr-Fles Planetarium and the 15-acre Kasey Hartz Natural Area.

All students are encouraged to attain higher levels of education through collaborations with local universities and MCC's facilitation of a smoother transition process to any four-year college in the state. The college's Stevenson Center maintains partnerships with Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, and Western Michigan University. A junior standing is the general requirement for transferring out, alongside the guidelines of Michigan's MACRAO Agreement which demands 30 credits for classes in general education.

A student population of about 5,000 is distributed among small class sizes to ensure optimum benefit in instruction. There are at least 80 study areas available; degrees and certifications for which are awarded by the college's departments of Social Sciences, Allied Health, Business, Education, Foreign Language, Life Sciences, Math/Physical Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Nursing, among others.

Student-athletes may also find a home in MCC by joining any of several Jayhawks teams. There are men's and women's teams for basketball, bowling, cross country, and soccer. The Jayhawks also compete in baseball, softball, wrestling, and volleyball.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
    • Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,290
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $99-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $260-$310 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$4,312
Receiving Student Loans18%$3,708

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Muskegon Community College may offer student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Michigan, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Muskegon Community CollegeMuskegon CountyMichigan
Graduation Rate17.6%-14.7%
Transfer-out Rate38.4%-26.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2006)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

      Precision Production

      Public Administration and Social Services

        Science Technology

        Security and Protective Services

        Visual and Performing Arts

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