Why MCC?

Amazing value

The annual tuition at Monroe Community College is a fraction of the cost of a private college (sometimes as little as one-tenth of the total cost elsewhere), yet we prepare you for the same careers and provide the same opportunities for success.

Dedicated professors

With a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio and dynamic professors who are focused on students, MCC offers the personal attention necessary to help you achieve your dreams.


You’ll definitely be challenged by the coursework at MCC. Our faculty uses the latest and most innovative teaching methods for all 100+ academic programs. They also inspire you to think critically and creatively, so you can feel more confident, solve bigger challenges and achieve greater satisfaction in both your personal and your professional life.

“At MCC, I learned not only to become a better student, I learned how to become a better person.”
     - Jonathan Roman, 2012 graduate


Full-time, part-time, online, on-campus – MCC works with you to make it all work. More adult students enroll at MCC than at all other Rochester-area colleges combined. That’s why we offer accelerated programs, online programs, time-shortened courses and much more. Because we know that while education is incredibly important, so are family, jobs and personal needs. We understand and we’re here to help you accomplish your goals.


Everything about MCC’s approach – developing innovative academic programs, employing dedicated, experienced professors, creating a vibrant learning environment – ensures positive results for our students. What we’re doing is working:

  • Half of our graduates continue their education at four-year colleges and universities.
  • 90% of MCC’s Class of 2013 career and certificate program graduates who work full time are employed locally.

“Helping students figure out what they want to do is one of the best aspects of teaching. Having a positive impact on someone else’s life makes all the hard work worth it.”
     - Matt Fetzner, Assistant Professor & Department Chair, Engineering Technologies


Each year, the MCC-educated workforce adds approximately $510 million in income to Monroe County. But we want to do more. That’s why we created our Economic Development & Innovative Workforce Services division. We identify, teach and train quality employees in key career areas, which helps local businesses stay competitive and keeps our economy going strong.

Get even more reasons why MCC is such a smart choice:

MCC Fast Facts

MCC at a glance
Ranked among the top 3%
of U.S. community colleges for most associate degrees awarded
121 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for excellence in
teaching, faculty service, professional service, librarianship, classified service, and scholarship and creative activities

2 campuses,
multiple locations
student-to-faculty ratio
100+ degree and
certificate programs

33% of students
are 25+ years old
$4,380 = full-time
in-state 2019-20 annual tuition
in financial aid
MCC alumni
4,000+ employers have
hired MCC graduates

217 regional
athletic titles
700+ students
live on campus
Designated a Veteran and Military Friendly
School® by G.I. Jobs, Military Times and Military Advanced Education
Over 50
clubs and organizations