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 Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City 

Name: Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
Chancellor: Mark James
City: Kansas City
State: MO
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Five campuses that serve both urban and suburban settings
Year Established: 1915

Governing Board Website


Metropolitan Community College


2011 Fall Credit Enrollment (all campuses in the district combined)

Total: 21,256
Part Time: 62%
Full Time: 38%

Male: 40%
Female: 60%

African American: 18% 
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2% 
Hispanic: 7% 
Native American: 0% 
White: 68% 
Other: 5%


 Metropolitan Community College Chancellor

Mark James

 Metropolitan Community College Board Chair

David L. Disney
Board Chair

Quote from the Chancellor

“2015 will mark Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City‘s 100th year of service to the greater Kansas City area. As we approach that milestone, MCC is focused more than ever on meshing the employment and education goals of our students with the workforce needs of our community. Innovative partnerships with employers, workforce investment boards, and a multitude of colleges and universities are allowing us to strategically improve on the achievement of the college’s three-part mission: preparing students, serving communities, and creating opportunities.”

Interesting Facts

  • MCC was one of the first institutions in the country to award the associate degree.
  • MCC is the largest institution of higher education in metropolitan Kansas City. 
  • MCC counts among its alumni a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, one of the most renowned philanthropists in the Midwest, a three-time Academy Award nominee, and several current and former NBA and MLB players, including a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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