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

Sept. 12, 2022

McLennan Community College has been named a 2022 Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll institution. This marks the College’s third consecutive year to achieve Honor Roll status and fourth year to receive recognition by the program.

In all, 212 institutions participated in the 2022 assessment including 82 two-year institutions. Of the 68 institutions recognized as a 2022 Great College to Work For®, 46 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 six 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Shared Governance – The concept of shared governance is one of the most widely valued and deeply respected traditions within higher education. For many Faculty, it is a core part of their experience. Consequently, this recognition category is based on Faculty responses to the survey items on collaborative governance processes and decision-making. We also include the responses of Adjunct Faculty respondents from two-year institutions.
  • 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.

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