MCC named Great College to Work For® Honor Roll for fourth consecutive year

Sept. 11, 2023

McLennan Community College has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll institution. This marks the College’s fourth consecutive year to achieve Honor Roll status and fifth year to receive recognition by the program.

In all, 194 institutions participated in the 2023 assessment including 73 two-year institutions. Of the 72 institutions recognized as a 2022 Great College to Work For®, 50 four-year and 22 two-year institutions, only 42 are on the Honor Roll recognizing the stand-outs in their size categories.

MCC was named to the Honor Roll for being a standout among the medium-sized schools with 3,000 to 9,999 students. The College received recognition in nine of 10 categories:

  • Job Satisfaction & Support – This recognition category is based on satisfaction with job fit, autonomy and resources. High degrees of job satisfaction are essential to an engaged workforce.
  • Compensation & Benefits – The perception that one is compensated fairly and that benefits are adequate plays an important role in employees feeling valued and respected. This recognition category is based on survey items capturing satisfaction with the benefits offered and compensation.
  • Professional Development – Support for faculty/staff professional development is critical both in terms of building organizational capacity and supporting individual development needs. This recognition category is based on survey items related to onboarding processes, professional development opportunities, and support for career development.
  • Mission & Pride – Understanding an institution’s mission and how one’s job impacts that mission are considered primary drivers to faculty/staff engagement. In addition to mission understanding, this category is based on survey items that provide insight into the level of pride in being associated with the institution and the willingness to recommend the institution as an employer.
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness – It is widely regarded that the experience of one’s immediate supervisor is among the most important factors influencing whether an employee is truly engaged. This recognition category is based on the survey items providing insight into critical managerial competencies such as providing clear direction and constructive feedback and ensuring effective communication and equitable treatment.
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership – This recognition category is based on the expressed confidence faculty and staff report in the capabilities and credibility of senior leadership. In the Great Colleges to Work For program, “senior leadership” is defined as the most senior members of the institution (e.g., chancellor or president and those who report directly to him/her).
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being – With roots in work/life balance and wellness models, this recognition category is based on the impact of one’s employment experience on their well-being (e.g., the opportunity to do meaningful work, the support for work/life balance and the experience of a safe working environment).
  • Faculty Experience – Faculty have a unique role in the life of a university, and there are some elements of their specific employment experience – the support for advancement and promotion opportunities and the perceived balance of teaching, service and research, for example – that are uniquely viewed through the faculty lens. This recognition category is based on the faculty responses to the survey items addressing these topics.
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging – This recognition category is reserved for program participants who are demonstrating an institutionalized commitment to diversity, as reported through the experiences of faculty and staff. It is based on measures of individual experiences of inclusion and belonging, as well as measures of the impact of institutional diversity policies and procedures at the individual level. This recognition category is based on the responses of all employees at an institution and does not necessarily reflect the specific employment experience of any one demographic group of any protected class of employees.

By really living our values that People, Inclusiveness, Integrity, Communication, and Excellence matter, we enrich the lives of each other and our students and accomplish our goal of enriching the lives of our community members as well,” MCC President Johnette McKown said. “We are happy to know our employees have rated the College as a great workplace environment.”

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country and recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies. The two-part assessment process includes the ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey© administered to faculty, administrators, exempt professional and non-exempt staff, as well as adjuncts at two-year colleges, and the ModernThink Higher Education Institution Questionnaire© (IQ) which captures employment data and workplace policies and practices from each institution.

For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at