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Benefits of Starting at a Two Year College

Aside from the fact that MCC will cost you half of what you would pay at other colleges or universities, MCC (like other community colleges) is outcome-oriented, leading to either immediate career employment or transfer to a four-year university.

Students planning to go on to a four-year college or university can use a two-year arts and sciences program that leads to an associate of arts or associate of science degree that can transfer to a university.

Statistics indicate that over a working lifetime, a person with an associates degree can expect to earn as much as a quarter of a million dollars more than an individual with only a high school diploma.

If you are looking to move into your career more quickly, MCC offers two-year programs leading to associates degrees, as well as Occupational Certificates of Achievement and Alternative Training Programs that can be completed in one year or less. These programs are designed to lead directly into the job market. Most of the jobs available today - -and those that will be available in the future -- require more than a high school education but less than a four-year degree.

MCC may also be the answer for students who are not yet ready -- either socially or academically -- for a four-year college as your community college offers ability assessment, personal attention and academic preparation for college-level work.

Other benefits at MCC:

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October 5, 2015