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Macomb Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Learn what associate's degree and certificate programs Macomb Community College offers. Research its academics, and read about its admission and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (MCC) is a 2-year, public school serving the county of Macomb in Michigan. The school primarily operates out of 2 campuses, located in Warren and Lincoln Heights. The college, initially named South Macomb Community College, first opened in 1954 with a class of 84 students attending 17 college courses in rented classrooms.

The South campus, located in Warren, opened in 1965 and the Center campus in Lincoln Township began accepting students in 1968. MCC classes are also available at the East campus in Clinton Township and M-TEC in Warren. The Center campus is home to the Macomb Performing Arts Center, established in 1982. Macomb Community College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1970. The college provides the highest number of 2-year degrees in the State of Michigan and has ranked among the top 20 community colleges in the country.


More than 200 academic programs are offered by Macomb Community College, culminating in the awards of associate's degrees and certificates. In the 2009-2010 academic year, 51% of all of the degrees awarded were in relation to the arts and sciences, with 1,308 degrees earned by students. In regards to certificates, engineering technology and engineering-related fields are some of the most popular majors among students, with 224 certificates earned in 2011.

Online courses are available at MCC, with more than 300 internet-based and hybrid classes offered to students every semester. All online classes are supported by the ANGEL Learning software. During the Winter 2012 semester, more than 16,000 students took classes that utilized online learning elements and more than 6,000 students enrolled in online or hybrid classes. The school has partnerships with nine 4-year institutions, allowing students to work towards their bachelor's degrees without leaving Macomb county. These higher-level study opportunities are available through the college's University Center at the Center campus. It is not required that a student be an alumnus of MCC in order to study at the University Center.


Macomb Community College allows enrollment for most students per its open admissions policy. Applications may be submitted to the enrollment office at either Central or South campus or completed online. High school and any other applicable transcripts are also provided to the enrollment office. The school offers a workshop for new students, though attendance is not mandatory.

Following admission into the college, students hoping for financial assistance are encouraged to submit their FAFSA early. Required steps prior to class registration include the acquisition of a student ID, the completion of reading, math, and writing placement tests (exceptions made for some students), and the completion of a new student orientation session either on campus or over the internet. The online orientation is available only to students who scored a 60 or higher on the COMPASS placement test or a 38 or higher on the Asset test.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition costs are determined by home residency and are different for in-district, in-state, and out-of-state students. The tuition schedule implemented in Fall 2012 shows the following prices per credit hour: $86 for in-district residents, $131 for residents of Michigan, and $170 for non-residents of Michigan. Fees due may include the registration fee ($40), the student service fee ($10), and variable course fees depending on classes registered for. No tuition payment plans are offered by Macomb Community College. For the Fall 2012 semester, tuition was due in full by August 7th, 2012; for the Winter 2013 semester, tuition costs are due by December 11th, 2012.

The following types of financial aid are accepted by MCC: grants, scholarships, college work-study, federal direct Stafford loans and alternative loans. Macomb Community College utilizes the OASIS (Online Automated Scholarship Information System) program to allow students to complete one application for all available private scholarships offered through the college.

School Type Public, 2-year*
Degrees Offered Associate's degree, less than 1-year certificates, less than 2-year certificates*
Religious Affiliation None *
Academic Calendar Semesters: Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer**
School Setting Midsized city*
Student Body 23,969 undergraduates in Fall 2011*
Student Housing None available*
Programs of Study More than 200 degree and certificate programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 26 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Associate's: General Studies (1,040)
Less than 2-years certificate: General Studies (138)
Less than 1-year certificate: Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (97)*
Graduation Rates For students who began in Fall 2007, 7% within normal time, 14% within 150% normal time, 22% within double normal time*
Admission Rate Open admissions policy*
Entering Class Size About 1,412 students in Fall 2010***
First-Year Retention Rates From Fall 2010 to Fall 2011, 70% for full-time students, 52% for part-time students*
Application Due Date For Winter 2013, Oct 5, 2012
For Spring/Summer 2013, Feb 22, 2013
For Fall 2013, June 7, 2013**
Tuition (2011-2012) For tuition only, about $2,704 for in-district students, $4,068 for in-state students, and $5,277 for out-of-state students*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of New Students Receiving it) In 2010: Federal grants (27%), state and local grants (6%), institutional scholarship (3%), federal loans (9%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid In 2010: Grants or Scholarships: 24%; Federal loans: 5%*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) College Navigator; **Macomb Community College; ***IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics

School Contact Information

  • Address: 14500 E. 12 Mile Road Warren, MI 48088-3896 (Center Campus)
  • Phone: Admissions South Campus (586) 445-7225 Center Campus (586) 445-7225
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