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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    C
  6. Location
    C+
McHenry County is a public college located in Crystal Lake, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,112 undergraduate students. The McHenry County acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Natural Sciences, Nursing Assistant, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 37% of students, McHenry County alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,000.
About McHenry County College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,322/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,867/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
44%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,112Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,731
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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McHenry County College Reviews

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I've had some really great teachers, but the campus aesthetic and class content is average. Don't blow it off though! Enroll in 12-16 credit hours max, especially if you work. Community college is a great way to save money and get credits before transferring. As additional comments, it's a community college, so that's exactly what you'll get; no crazy cool sporting events or anything, and people aren't super social in general. But like I said, had some great teachers and it'll help me get where I need to be.
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Being a community college, I rated student housing poorly because there isn't any that I know of. As long as you research your professors and classes before you register for classes you'll be fine and teachers are pretty responsive to emails or questions at office hours. Socially it's kind of a bummer at MCC because it's a commuter school and that just means nobody really hangs out after class. I really recommend attending for continuing education and certifications and professional training; HOWEVER, if you attend with the intention of transferring to a 4 year university, please look into the difference in cost of 4 years at a university with merit-based scholarships and the cost of 2 years at MCC and 2 years at a 4 year to finish a bachelors because many universities wave the opportunity of receiving merit scholarships if you're a transfer student.
From my experience at McHenry County College, I have had excellent professors who I had the pleasure of having and the rest of the staff is excellent as well. I highly recommend this school to anyone anticipating junior college before transferring to a 4-year university!