Study: MCC Campus has Highest Grad Rates in State

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro area community college program is among the best in the state at graduating students, according to a new study.

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Metropolitan Community College’s Business and Technology Campus in Kansas City has graduated more students than any other in the state.

The campus has graduated 66 percent of their first-time, full-time students on time, the study reports. That number is 55 percent higher than the state average.

“These numbers are a real badge of honor for us,” said MCC president Deborah Goodall. “We’re very proud of them, even though we would certainly like to see competition rates higher than 66 percent. We’d prefer to see them at around 80 percent, 90 percent, but students have complicated lives so they are dropping out for a variety of reasons.”

The study included all two-year colleges in the state of Missouri.

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