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First 50 Years: Fast Facts



  • As of February 2015, 61,605 unduplicated students have completed one or more credit hours at MMCC since the college opened its doors.
  • MMCC’s first class in Fall 1968 had 193 students. Today, approximately 4,500 students are served each semester.
  • The special election on Sept. 13, 1965, which set 1.5 mills to operate MMCC, was approved by voters 1,947 (59%) to 1,366 (41%). Seven elections seeking additional funds for the college have been held since then. All have failed.first building
  • In its 50-year history, MMCC has conferred more than 12,500 credentials to graduates (including associate degrees, certifications, and other transfer and training credentials).
  • 25% of current full-time faculty have more than 20 years of service to MMCC and 50% have 11 or more years of service.
  • Some of MMCC’s longest serving faculty include: Chuck Bowden, Sociology, since 1975; Barry Alford, English and Humanities, since 1979; Jim VanderMey, English and Humanities, since 1980; Karen McGuire, Accounting, since 1983.

          (Source: MMCC)

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