#MCCGrads2023: 2 commencement ceremonies this year, plus more numbers to know
>> Watch videos of the 2023 MCC commencement ceremonies at mcckc.edu/commencement
2: Number of commencement ceremonies MCC is holding this year, at 1 and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence. Two ceremonies are a first for the College.
About 850: Grads walking at commencement. The evening edition is at capacity for graduates (about 460) and their guests. About 380 grads are expected at the earlier ceremony.
12: Time, as in 12 noon, when the College will close on commencement day (May 18).
1,957: Graduates in MCC’s Class of 2023
92: High school students graduating from an MCC Early College Academy. Typically they’re presented their high school and MCC diplomas within days of each other.
123 (6% of the class): Students graduating with high honors, signifying a cumulative GPA between 3.9 and 4.0
375 (19%): Students graduating with honors, signifying a GPA between 3.5 and 3.8
70 (4% of the class): Graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society
793: Grads between the ages of 21-29 (the largest segment, 41% of the class). But 20-and-under grads are not far behind: there are 749 of them (38% of the class).
162: Grads who are 40 or older (8% of the class)
62: Percentage of female graduates (1,213) this year. Male graduates: 38% (744 students).
1,227: Number of students earning MCC’s most popular credential, the associate in arts (A.A.) transfer degree. The second-most-popular degree is the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) — 424 students.
594: Certificates earned this year (by 583 students)
Other good info about commencement:
- As has been the case in recent years, our commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed online: 1 and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Go to mcckc.edu. Recordings of the programs will also be posted later on the website.
- Each ceremony will have its own student speaker: Thomas Creach (MCC-Penn Valley) at 1 p.m. and Aden Bakken (MCC-Online) at 6 p.m. (read more about Thomas and Aden). Also, the MCC Foundation will be announcing this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, one at each ceremony.
- Students who completed in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023, or plan to finish this summer, are taking part in commencement. >> Student info and FAQs about commencement