Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1926, MCC is the fourth oldest community college in the state of Michigan.
  • MCC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • MCC offers 40 associate degree programs and 35 certificate programs.
  • Serving the region, MCC offers classes at its main campus in Muskegon; in Ottawa County at its Grand Haven Community Center offices, Coopersville, and the Holland Satellite Center in the GVSU Building; and in Newaygo County at NCRESA in Fremont.
  • In 2016, the MCC Nursing Program graduates continued be to among the best in Michigan as they once again exceeded both state and national averages on their first time pass rates on the National Council Licensing Examination for RNs and LPNs. On the NCLEX-PN, Muskegon Community College graduates had a 97% first time pass rate, compared to just 81.68% nationally. Meanwhile, on the NCLEX-RN exam, MCC graduates enjoyed a perfect 100% first time pass rate versus 83.7% in the nation.
  • The state-of-the-art Carr-Fles Planetarium at MCC is West Michigan’s only free planetarium.
  • The MCC Biofuels Program encompasses $90,000 in equipment, a research lab, access to a 638-acre site at Silver Creek Farms, and a partnership with the National Science Foundation’s Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative. MCC is one of only 19 community colleges in the nation to be funded by this NSF program.
  • MCC trains Northwest Michigan’s respiratory therapists by delivering real-time and interactive television didactic classes to students in Traverse City at Munson Medical Center. The students take the same courses as the Muskegon-based students, complete their clinical rotations at Munson, and receive their diplomas from MCC.
  • Three university partners – Western Michigan University, Ferris State University and Grand Valley State University – are located and offer courses in MCC’s James L. Stevenson Center for Higher Education.
  • MCC offers 17 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports – the most of any Michigan community college.
  • MCC’s University Park Golf Course is the only community college-owned golf course in the state.
  • The 40,000 square foot Hendrik Meijer Library Information Technology Center at MCC offers students and community the latest in communication capabilities.
  • A 15-acre sylvan setting situated adjacent to the MCC main building, the Kasey Hartz Nature Area is an outdoor learning laboratory of trails, streams, fauna and flora protected for the enjoyment and education of students of all ages.
  • MCC offers the community a myriad of wellness options at its Lakeshore Fitness Center located on the Muskegon Lake shoreline.