McHenry County College

Crystal Lake, IL 60012

McHenry County College is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This public community college was established in 1967. It currently serves over 8,500 students and it offers them many different academic opportunities. This college offers associate degree opportunities for students and it also has many different technical certificate courses to consider. Students at MCC will be able to find the right career path that will lead them to succeed in life. It provides students with a safe environment where they can learn and further their education. The long list of both credit and noncredit classes should appeal to any prospective students in the area.

Nursing is an important part of MCC as well. The nursing programs that are offered at the school are all very respected. Students will be able to take part in the Basic Nursing Assistant Training courses, the Nursing AAS program, and the LPN to RN bridge program. There are also transfer opportunities for those who wish to pursue RN to BSN opportunities. MCC provides nursing students with the best education and gives them all of the right opportunities to grow as professionals. Students who learn at MCC will be prepared to take all licensure examinations upon the completion of their courses. It sets students up nicely for successful careers as nurses and has proven to be a very popular part of the school over the years. 


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 26
Certificate 21 169
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $15
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$104/credit
In State Students$378/credit
Out of State Students$458/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,680 $17,010 $20,610
ADN 70 $7,280 $26,460 $32,060
BSN 125 $13,000 $47,250 $57,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 44% of McHenry County College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,358
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,591
State Grant & Scholarships 14% $1,626
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $367
Federal Student Loans 8% $4,889
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,684
$30,001 to $48,000$6,379
$48,001 to $75,000$8,427
$75,001 to $110,000$10,036
Over $110,000$11,016

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

McHenry County College
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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