MCC ranked among top-5 in two college rankings

Sept. 26, 2022

McLennan Community College was recognized among the best in two recently release college rankings, the 2022 Vocational Program Rankings and the 2023 Best Cosmetology Schools in Texas.

MCC was named No. 1 in the Medical Administration category of the Vocational Program Rankings released by the Washington Monthly, which is the first and only publication to rank America’s best colleges for vocational certificates. Rankings were released for the 10 most common undergraduate certificate programs in the U.S. Department of Education’s college Scorecard dataset and are based on the median earnings of students one year after graduation. MCC secured the top spot for Medical Administration with a median annual earning of $77,234 and a 19% debt-to-earnings ratio based on the median federal student loan debt. In comparison, Ferris State University (Michigan) was second on the list with a $60,924 median earning and a 47% debt ratio. To view the complete rankings, visit

MCC was also named the second-best Cosmetology School in Texas according by, a leading higher education research organization. The rankings are based on three criteria with data collected from the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey: an average annual cost of no more than $30,000, a median salary no lower than $30,000, and accredited programs by recognized bodies. To view the complete rankings, visit

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