McHenry County College, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, is a public two year institution founded in 1967 as part of the Illinois Community College System. The school supports and serves community college district 528, which covers most of McHenry County and parts of outlying areas. The school serves nearly 8000 part time and full time students a year. The school believes in providing high quality education at a low cost, and assisting students in meeting their goals both academically and professionally. McHenry County College is accredited by multiple accrediting bodies both regionally and nationally.
McHenry County College offers a large number of programs to provide a diverse selection for students interested in attending. These programs result in either an associate degree or certificate based on the type of program studies. Some programs provide career or technical training, resulting in the development of skills and experience necessary to perform tasks and duties required by the field. Graduates of these programs are eligible for entry into the workforce immediately after graduation. Students in academic transfer programs complete the first two years of a four year education prior to transfer to a four year institution. Once transferred the student will be considered a sophomore and approximately two years away from completion of bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at McHenry County College must either be a high school graduate, have a GED, or be 16 years of age and withdrawn from high school. As an open enrollment institution, all applicants are eligible for enrollment if they meet the above criterion and submit all pertinent information prior to the admissions deadline prior to the start of a given semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and work study programs. Scholarships are also available to individuals demonstrating academic excellence or qualify for external scholarships which have separate criterions for awarding funds. Students in need of aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and obtain a PIN number in order to determine need and eligibility and receive awards.
Clubs and Organizations
McHenry County College has a number of clubs and organizations that may be of interest to students. Students may join these clubs, that have active meeting schedules and participate in a variety of event, in order to meet like minded individuals or to contribute to their development. Clubs are good method for meeting others and discussing ideas, often developing bonds that last long after they have graduated and moved on. A full listing is available online and through the campus, as well as other student organization resources and an events calendar.
Clubs and organizations at McHenry County College include:
- Art Club
- Down to Earth
- Pagan Fellowship
- Game Developers Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $15 application fee for students applying to the school. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,000-$3,600
- Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,860
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $440-$530 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||50%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||39%||$4,982|
|Receiving Student Loans||11%||$4,376|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, McHenry County College may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how MCC, McHenry, McHenrey compares against other community colleges in McHenry County and community colleges in Illinois as a whole.
|MCC, McHenry, McHenrey||McHenry County||Illinois|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2013)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by McHenry County College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to McHenry County College.