McLennan Community College in Waco

Waco, TX

(Rating 4.6 based on 5 reviews)

McLennan Community College offers 327-degree programs and 12 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. 35.9% are women, and 64.1% are men. McLennan Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at McLennan Community College is 7468$, that is at the level of national average. 18% of full-time McLennan Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The McLennan Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, McLennan Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,805
$30,001 - $48,000$7,122
$48,001 - $75,000$9,478
$75,001 - $110,000$12,754



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5080 of McLennan Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes McLennan Community College number 59 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at McLennan Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in McLennan Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


McLennan Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

18% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to McLennan Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at McLennan Community College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In McLennan Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at McLennan Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1400 College Dr address in Waco, Texas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of McLennan Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

McLennan Community College offers 327 programs in total: 174 are for Associate's degree, 81 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 72 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 12 distance education programs that are offered in the McLennan Community College: 9 are for Associate's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


McLennan Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5850 students with 1172010 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for McLennan Community College

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Overall Rating:

Went there in 1970 great school then better school now

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Pros: Passionate professors. Seriously, each of these professors are well skilled and educated in their field (MCC requires 3 years of working experience) Encouraging- MCC professors are open to their students for advice about their own degree (I'm a Poli Sci major, my government professors has been more than happy on many occasions to ask about my goals, ambitions and advise me on what to do) Fairly new buildings mixed with older buildings, I can't tell if MCC was once a college then to a community college or if MCC is attempting to become a 4 year institution.University Center! If you don't want to move to Lubbock, Stephenville or Brownsville use their university center to stay in Waco but receive a degree from a 4 yr school. Texas Techs billboards around town "Guns up, debt down!" AWESOME. Proud TTU Alumni because of their waco site! Easy access to create course schedules and easily reachable guidance.CONS: Parking SUCKS here, I mean S U C K S. The school needs to take down the yield signs and install stop signs since these traditional college students believe that their yield sign means the rest of the world yields to them. Parking is a mess, MCC has grown beyond it's infrastructure and cannot handle the parking needs of their students. Shuttle: I wish the shuttle had a set route, sometimes if your lucky you'll catch one. The staff that drives the shuttles are really nice though. Higher One Bank for financial aid refunds, complete nightmare to deal with. Seriously. Stop outsourcing your student's money because it is one less thing for you all to deal with.Student Advisors: The only con I have is that unless you want to use their university center or transfer to Baylor, A&M or UT you are on your own with knowing what classes you need to transfer to these schools.

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Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful campus with the trees and hills. It's a great peaceful walking campus. My son and I spent the day here as a friend did his orientation and class registration. Lot of great spots to sit and relax. Lot of green space to take pictures and throw a football around with your son. The highlander cafe had some great food at very low prices. The staff there was very friendly too. Just overall a nice place.

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Overall Rating:

I would have never recommended MCC WHEN I went there back in the early 2000s. Now, however, I really would. The school is great. Great staff, professors, and facilities. The tuition is a little higher than comparable community colleges, but you get what you pay for. They also have great options for 4 year degrees.

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Amazing Math Lab crew to help you with math, and tutoring offered on Sundays too! The library has a beautiful view and the hours rock. It really is a pretty campus!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1400 College Dr


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2542998622

Institution is active in current year: 1

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