Metropolitan Community College-Blue River
Metropolitan Community College has several campuses throughout Kansas City, Missouri. All of MCCï¿½s campuses offer academic and vocational degrees, and boast a high transfer rate. Students at the Blue River campus may also take advantage of the various academic student services, as well as exciting campus activities.
The roots of MCC go back the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, which opened its doors in downtown Kansas City. 234 students enrolled. The Institute became the Junior College of Kansas City and was the first two-year college in the United States to award the associate's degree. Voters in suburban school districts joined with the Kansas City School District to create the Metropolitan Community Colleges District. Three colleges - Longview, Maple Woods, and Penn Valley - were opened. Blue River Community College in Independence was established, consolidating Blue Springs and Independence campuses. The campus created in 1995 to deliver business services and technical skills becomes the Business & Technology College. Five colleges became one: Metropolitan Community College.
Metro State is a comprehensive, baccalaureate- and masterï¿½s-degree granting, urban college that offers arts and sciences, professional and business courses and programs to a diverse student population in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Excellence in teaching and learning is Metro Stateï¿½s primary objective. Metro Stateï¿½s mission is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society. To fulfill its mission, Metro Stateï¿½s diverse college community engages the community at large in scholarly inquiry, creative activity and the application of knowledge.
David F. Duncan drug policy advisor to President Bill Clinton, professor at Brown University Brent Lasater, Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives Ewing Marion Kauffman, founder of Marion Laboratories, original owner of the Kansas City Royals, and philanthropist Logan Morrison, baseball player Albert Pujols, baseball player Casey Stengel, baseball player and manager Frank White (baseball), baseball player and coach Brian C. Wimes, federal judge Clay Johnson (basketball), basketball player Dan Kozlowski, basketball player