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MCC is ranked among the top 25 U.S. community colleges

Can you believe it? Your son or daughter is heading to college. Did you think this day would ever come? Or maybe it came way too fast. Either way, if you’re like most parents, you’re going through a range of emotions right now, and you probably have a lot of questions. We get it, and we’re here to support you. We’re here to help you and your new college student navigate the process – from your initial visit to applying for financial aid. But first, we want to tell you a little about MCC – and show you why it may be the right choice for your son or daughter.

10 reasons to say yes to MCC.


There’s a lot that goes into an MCC education

  • 1GREAT VALUE.

    An MCC education costs only $1,900 per semester (not per credit hour).

  • 2THE BEST PROFESSORS AROUND.

    We even have the 2014 Outstanding Community College Professor of the Year here.

  • 3WE’RE PART OF THE SUNY SYSTEM.

    And that means if you son or daughter chooses to continue on, transferring credits will be a breeze.

  • 4100+ DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS.

    Yes, 100+. And if your son or daughter is undecided, we’ll help him or her find a path.

    Some of Rochester’s most in-demand career fields:

    1. Technology
    2. Business/Accounting
    3. Health Care
    4. Teaching

    And we teach them all.


    Explore more in-demand careers with MCC Career Coach

  • 5A RENOWNED EDUCATION.

    MCC has been recognized as one of the top 25 community colleges in the country.

  • 6SAFETY FIRST.

    Our Public Safety officers are committed to the safety of our students 24/7, 365.

  • 7NAMES OVER NUMBERS.

    With a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio, we’re looking forward to getting to know your son or daughter.

  • 8LIVE AND LEARN.

    Only about 6% of community colleges in the country offer on-campus housing – MCC is one of them.

  • 9HONORS INSTITUTE.

    We’re one of only a few community colleges to offer a unique program for academically talented and highly motivated students.

  • 10ORIENTATION THAT’S SECOND TO NONE.

    Our First-Year Experience (FYE) program will help your student get off on the right foot.

You’ve got questions.
We’ve got answers.


80% savings by completing first two years at MCC

$89.5 MILLION

Annual financial aid: $89.5 million


Many high schools offer college prep nights

We’ve found that a lot of parents have similar questions about MCC, so here are the answers to some of the questions we hear the most.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The average tuition cost for the 2014-2015 academic year was $3,416. To put that in perspective:

Average annual tuition cost (2014-15 academic year)

$19,100: Four-year private college or university
$6,170: Four-year public college or university
$3,416: Monroe Community College*

 

* And note: full-time tuition for a a NY state resident in 2014-15 is just $3800. 

HOW AM I GOING TO AFFORD IT?

MCC Tuition and Fees are some of the lowest in the state. And to help you out, our Financial Aid Office can help you navigate the pathways of applying for various types of aid. We even host Financial Planning Workshops to help you and your student with all of the paperwork. Also, we encourage you to check out SUNY’s cost calculators to learn more about the value of attending MCC.

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT DATES I NEED TO KNOW?
Sep 8, 2015First day of Fall Semester
Jan 4, 2016First day of Winter Intersession
Jan 25, 2016First day of Spring Semester
May 31, 2016First day of Summer Session 1
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS.

We know there’s a lot to consider when helping your son or daughter prepare for college. In addition to talking to his or her school counselor, we encourage you to check out some of the helpful parent checklists and reading materials listed below.

Seeing is believing.


A campus tour can make or break a student's decision to attend

You wouldn’t buy a house without seeing it first. Choosing a college should be no different. We encourage you to bring your whole family to campus, ask questions, see our facilities, talk to professors, and meet with our Admissions team. In other words, come visit and experience MCC with your son or daughter first-hand. Register today for a tour of the Brighton Campus, the Damon City Campus or both, and RSVP for our next open house or info session. While you’re here, we’ll walk you through it all – including finding and applying for financial aid and scholarships.

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What happens after MCC?


90% of recent graduates who are employed are working in their desired fields


4,000+ employers have hired MCC graduates


It all starts at MCC

We know it’s important to you that your son or daughter experiences success after MCC. Whether he or she will be continuing on to a four-year school or starting a career, MCC’s Career and Transfer Services office will help prepare your student for what’s next.

As an MCC graduate, your son or daughter will have access to our alumni network – a great resource to help get his or her foot in the door. And support doesn’t stop when a student walks across the stage. Neither do the possibilities. Because once a Tribune, always a Tribune.

Like we said, seeing is believing – so check out where MCC has led some of our alumni.

Finding the Beat.

Jerome's Story

Family Traditions.

Maggie's Story

Investing in the Future.

Peter's Story

From MCC to Cornell.

Elizabeth's Story