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Metropolitan Community College Blue River

Independence, Missouri

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Metropolitan Community College Blue River overview
Location Independence, Missouri
Online mcckc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Metropolitan Community College Blue River overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing
Level of Study Undergrad
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Metropolitan Community College-Blue River is a public, two-year institution located in Independence, Missouri, approximately 10 miles east of Kansas City, offering a variety of associate degrees, certificates, and training programs. Established in 1997 as part of the Metropolitan Community College (MCC) district, Blue River's campus combines modern facilities with accessible education paths for a diverse student body. Notable for its comprehensive Fire Academy and Police Academy programs, the college is recognized for its efforts to prepare students for careers in public safety and emergency services. While MCC-Blue River does not provide on-campus student housing, it facilitates a commuter-friendly environment accommodating a mix of traditional and non-traditional students. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for its inclusive approach to postsecondary education, valuing accessibility and community engagement. Academic offerings extend across various disciplines with flexible scheduling options, including evening and online courses to serve working adults and other nontraditional learners.

Metropolitan Community College Blue River has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,582 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,001 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $4,530 plus fees of $180.

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Annual Cost to Attend

Missouri Resident Tuition

$4,530
In State Costs for Metropolitan Community College Blue River
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$180
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living N/A
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$5,910

Out of State Resident Tuition

$6,150
Out of State Costs for Metropolitan Community College Blue River
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$180
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living N/A
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$7,530

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Metropolitan Community College Blue River students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 64%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 30%
Business 3%
Computer and Information Sciences 2%
Education 1%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=440305 IPEDS survey data for Metropolitan Community College Blue River.

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