Metropolitan Community College, founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Kansas City, MO. We are proud of our history as the first community college established in Missouri and one of the first colleges in the country to award an associate degree.


Students can pursue their educational dreams without accumulating a mountain of debt.


Student/Faculty. This average means personalized assistance in the classroom and academic support.


Million. In 2022-23, MCC students collectively received about $28 million in grants, scholarships and third-party aid.


Programs. Associate degree and certificate programs to boost your career or transfer to a four year school.

MCC offers 125 associate degree and certificate programs. Our campuses - MCC-Blue River, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods, MCC-Online and MCC-Penn Valley - educate about 20,000 students annually through credit and noncredit courses and business services.

MCC is guided by our mission:

preparing students, serving communities, creating opportunities for all.


In keeping with the community-college tradition, MCC is an open-access institution. This means that if you are interested in furthering yourself through higher education, there is a place for you at MCC. We welcome first-time, returning, transfer, dual-credit, part-time and full-time students, and we make it our business to ensure you have the tools you need to be successful.

The MCC Wolf Pack represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures and life experiences, and the College strategically promotes diversity, inclusion and equity for students, employees and the community.