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Metropolitan Community College-Longview, also known as MCC-Longview, is famous for having one of the best automotive technology programs in the United States. The school was originally established as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute in 1915. Following a number of name changes and mergers, and most recently known as Longville Community College, it came to be known as the Metropolitan Community College-Longview in 2005. MCC-Longview, located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is one of five campuses operated by MCC. The other campuses are: MCC Penn Valley campus in Kansas City, MCC Maple Woods campus in Kansas City, MCC Blue River campus in Independence, and the MCC Business and Technology College, also in Kansas City.

MCC-Longview prepares students to enter a four-year college or get into careers of their choice. A variety of certificates and degree programs are offered to students. The college also provides transfer opportunities, and career and technical programs. Associate’s degrees in arts, teaching, computer science, engineering, science, applied science, and certificates are awarded at the college.

At MCC-Longview, the academic programs are offered through the following divisions:

  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Math, Engineering, & Physics
  • Division of Natural Science
  • Division of Social Science
  • Division of Technology & Business

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MCC-Longview follows a policy of open admission. Some specific programs, such as advanced technology programs, might have additional requirements for enrollment. Students can apply for admission both online as well as in person at any of the college campuses. U.S. citizenship or lawful presence of a non-US citizen needs to be proven by students seeking admission.

There are several other requirements for US citizens, non-citizens and international students which need to be fulfilled prior to admission. All documentations, transcripts, and other credentials need to be submitted to the college’s Records Office. Once Placement Testing is complete, students need to attend an advising session before they select their classes. Online enrollment can be done at the Student Center.

Financial Aid

At MCC-Longview, financial aid is provided to students to help them meet their educational expenses. Different choices are available, including Federal loans, grants, Veterans Benefits, scholarships and many more. Financial aid can either be merit-based or need-based. Specific dates and deadlines need to be met while submitting applications for financial assistance. If students miss out on the dates, they can still receive a tuition refund if they file for financial aid before Septebmer in fall, 15th February in spring, and 15th June in summer. The priority dates are 1st May for summer, 30th May for fall, and 30th November for spring.

The different types of Federal grants available are Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Academic Competitiveness Grant. Deserving students are also awarded the President’s Scholarship, Board of Trustee’s Scholarship, and Honors Scholarship. In addition, students can take advantage of the work-study programs available at MCC-Longview, information regarding which is provided by the Student Employment Services.

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MCC-Longview enrolls nearly 7,000 students. In 2001, the school was the first community college to be recognized as TIME Magazine/ The Princeton review “College of the Year”. The college campus supports a number of clubs and organizations. Students are members of the Allied Health and Pre-Med Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chessime, Engineering Club, Gaming Club, Skills USA, Student Government Association, and Longview Computer Connection, among others. MCC-Longview also hosts the Kappa Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

MCC-Longview has a large Fitness Center located in the Recreation Center building which is open both to the public and college students. The Recreational Center offers a wide range of facilities including exercise classes, swimming, and personal training. Students also publish an on-campus newspaper called the Longview Current.

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Students at MCC-Longview participate in a variety of sports and have performed extremely well in baseball, women’s volleyball, and cross country. The athletics teams of the college are nicknamed the Lakers. In baseball, the college emerged as champions in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XVI, Central District and Division II tournaments in 2007.

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Ranks 94th in Missouri and 3652nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Kansas City, MO 64111-2429
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population17,745 (17,745 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,302 (1.67 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,905
Families2,642 (2.73 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2905

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4082nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,610 $5,010 $6,630
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $180 $180 $180
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $87 $167 $221
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,590 $6,990 $8,610
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,280 $18,680 $20,300
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,668 $13,068 $14,688

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,640(N/C) $4,710(N/C) $6,330(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,280 $1,920
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,612 $5,542
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,330 $6,248
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,330 $6,248

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2467th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,304 ($58,846 male / $58,207 female)
Number of FT Faculty 243 (113 male / 130 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,532
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $1,353,396

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