火博体育 At-A-Glance

Metropolitan Community College, founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Kansas City, Missouri, and was the first community college established in Missouri. The Junior College of Kansas City, as it was known starting in 1919, was one of the first colleges in the country to award associate degrees. Today, 火博体育 offers 120-plus associate degree and certificate programs.

Mission

Preparing students, serving communities, creating opportunities for all

Vision

火博体育 will be the Kansas City region's college of choice where all are encouraged to learn, discover and engage. Browse 火博体育's 2022-2031 Strategic Plan

Locations

Metropolitan Community College comprises four main campuses on the Missouri side of the Greater Kansas City area: 47 major buildings and about 550 acres in all. (We also consider 火博体育-Online a campus.)

火博体育-Blue River
20301 E. 78 Highway
Independence, Missouri 64057

The Blue River campus includes the Public Safety Institute, which trains law-enforcement and firefighting professionals.

火博体育-Longview
500 S.W. Longview Road
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081

火博体育-Maple Woods
2601 N.E. Barry Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64156

火博体育-Online
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火博体育-Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

The Penn Valley campus includes the Health Science Institute, 3444 Broadway, and the Advanced Technical Skills Institute, 2944 Troost Ave.

The college's Administrative Center is just east of the Penn Valley campus at 3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. 火博体育's Human Resources department and other offices are housed in the Broadway Plaza building, 3217 Broadway, which is owned by the College.

What to call us

Metropolitan Community College is one college with four main campuses and the 火博体育-Online campus. When referring to an individual campus, we say Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, Metropolitan Community College-Longview, etc., not "Penn Valley Community College" or "Longview Community College." On second reference: 火博体育-Penn Valley, 火博体育-Longview, etc.

Enrollment

  • Number of credit students, Fall 2023: 13,178 (start of semester)
  • Number of credit students, Fall 2022: 13,164 (end of semester)
  • Number of "unduplicated" students enrolled in credit classes, 2022-23 academic year: 17,512

Enrollment by campus, Fall 2022

  • 火博体育-Blue River: 2,081
  • 火博体育-Longview: 3,248
  • 火博体育-Maple Woods: 3,768
  • 火博体育-Online: 5,271 (includes students who are also taking campus-based classes)
  • 火博体育-Penn Valley: 3,510

Student profile, Fall 2022

  • 7,827 female students (59 percent); 5,336 male (41 percent)
  • 7,625 part-time students (58 percent); 5,539 full time (42 percent)
  • Average student age: 23. Median age: 20
  • About 39 percent of 火博体育's student body are students of color.
  • 火博体育 students collectively received over $27 million in grants and scholarships in 2021-22.

Employees

  • Number of employees (as of Nov. 1, 2022): 2,341*
  • Full-time employees: 715 (including about 215 full-time faculty members)

*Includes some part-time (adjunct) faculty members who may not work every semester.

Employees by campus

As of July 2022; includes part-time positions but not student workers

  • 火博体育-Blue River: about 400
  • 火博体育-Longview: about 490
  • 火博体育-Maple Woods: about 470
  • 火博体育-Penn Valley: about 625 (includes Health Science Institute and Advanced Technical Skills Institute)
  • 火博体育 Administrative Center/Broadway Plaza: about 510 (includes 火博体育 Workforce and Economic Development employees and 火博体育-Online staff and faculty)

Board of Trustees

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees is charged with fiduciary oversight of the college district. The six members represent different parts (subdistricts) of the 火博体育 taxing area and are elected to six-year terms. The current board president is Trent M. Skaggs (Subdistrict 1). Vice president is Jermaine Reed (Subdistrict 2). Other trustees are Barbara Washington (Subdistrict 3), Holmes Osborne (Subdistrict 4), Ellen Martin (Subdistrict 5) and Chris Benjamin (Subdistrict 6).

Executive Cabinet

  • Kimberly Beatty, Ed.D., became the eighth chancellor of Metropolitan Community College on July 1, 2017.

    The Executive Cabinet also includes:
  • John M. Chawana, Ph.D., vice chancellor, institutional intelligence, planning and transformation
  • Ellen Crowe, Ph.D., interim president, 火博体育-Maple Woods
  • Gabriela Flores, associate vice chancellor, diversity, equity and inclusion, and chief diversity officer
  • Sandra Garcia, J.D., general counsel and vice chancellor, legal affairs and institutional compliance
  • Sue Gochis, vice chancellor, student success and engagement, and president, 火博体育-Blue River
  • Tyjaun A. Lee, Ph.D., interim vice chancellor, administrative services
  • Rosemary Martin, chief human resources officer
  • Thomas W. Meyer, vice chancellor, instruction, and chief academic officer, and president, 火博体育-Online
  • Larry Rideaux Jr., Ed.D., acting president, 火博体育-Penn Valley
  • Kathrine Swanson, Ed.D., president, 火博体育-Longview

Tuition

  • In-district per credit hour: $121
  • Out-of-district per credit hour: $237
  • 火博体育 Metro Rate for students in the Kansas counties of Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte: $237 (effective Fall 2023 semester)
  • Out-of-state/international per credit hour: $320

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Annual operating budget

$123.1 million (2023-24)

Accreditation

Metropolitan Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent body that accredits colleges and universities in a 19-state region. 火博体育's most recent HLC accreditation review was in 2020. Additionally, several academic programs are individually accredited by other agencies.

Campus highlights

火博体育-BLUE RIVER, so named because it's in the heart of "Blue River country," includes the Public Safety Institute, which houses police and fire academies, and the new Blue River East building, home of 火博体育's utility lineman, CDL and warehousing programs as well as the Great Plains OSHA Education Center. The nearby Precision Driving Center is a 54-acre complex complete with an urban driving course and skid pad that trains public safety and transportation professionals as well as student drivers. Cybersecurity is a nationally recognized Blue River degree program. Each spring, the campus holds All for the Children, a healthy families resource fair including an Easter egg hunt. 火博体育-Blue River is also home to the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City. 火博体育 Wolves sports programs housed at Blue River: men's and women's soccer.

火博体育-LONGVIEW overlooks Longview Lake and is on land donated by the family of lumber baron R.A. Long. The campus includes a nationally prominent automotive technology program and the Longview Cultural Arts Center. Thousands attend 火博体育-Longview's Flights of Fancy mega-kite festival each spring, and the Common Read program encourages the campus and community to read and discuss noteworthy books. 火博体育 Wolves sports programs housed at Longview: men's and women's cross country, women's volleyball, men's and women's golf.

火博体育-MAPLE WOODS in Kansas City's Northland gets its name from a nearby stand of sugar maple trees. The campus boasts an outstanding veterinary technology program, a geographic information systems (GIS) program and a foreign language interpreting program. Community education offerings include motorcycle training. MW's Sports Training Center was recently expanded and is now home to the campus Fitness Center. 火博体育 Wolves sports programs housed at Maple Woods: baseball and softball. 

火博体育-PENN VALLEY, near Penn Valley Park in midtown Kansas City, features a main campus comprising mostly connected buildings. The campus includes the Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development, the Carter Center for Visual Arts and Imaging Technology, the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and the Brooks Institute (named for KC social justice advocate Alvin Brooks). A few blocks south of the main campus is the Health Science Institute, a state-of-the-art facility that houses more than a dozen health-care programs and the Virtual Hospital. Less than 2 miles from the main campus is the new Advanced Technical Skills Institute, 2944 Troost Ave., home to several 火博体育 career and technical programs. The third annual Jazz in the Valley music festival will be held in September 2023.  火博体育 Wolves sports programs housed at Penn Valley: men's and women's basketball.

Media contact

Blake Fry, 816.604.1412, blake.fry@hk-hy.net

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