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McHenry County is a public college located in Crystal Lake, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,169 undergraduate students. The McHenry County acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing Assistant, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 37% of students, McHenry County alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities268 Graduates
Nursing Assistant187 Graduates
Natural Sciences159 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics70 Graduates
Fire Science and Fire Fighting64 Graduates
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT)57 Graduates
Child Care Provider26 Graduates
Business Support Services25 Graduates
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McHenry County College Reviews
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.
I took some of my courses online, and they were great! The teachers are, for the most part, great teachers. However, as in every institution, there are certain teachers who cannot connect well with students, resulting in poor results.
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.