MCTC ranks in the top 50 Community Colleges in the 2010 Washington Monthly College Rankings

MCTC ranked 47 in the list which was developed following an evaluation of active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student-faculty interaction, support for learning, and graduation rates. The Washington Monthly, a national publication based in Washington, DC, noted the ranking of Americas best community colleges is based on two sources of information: the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and graduation rates published by the U.S. Department of Education.

We are very proud to be ranked in the fifty top two year colleges within the United States. We believe that our College stands out in a fantastic way as far as student satisfaction and student success is concerned, said MCTC President Ed Story. Our faculty and staff work hard at putting students first in everything that we do at the College.Not only is Maysville Community and Technical College a good place to work, but our students think that it is an excellent college choice for them.

The CCSSE survey is managed by a nonprofit organization. The survey is given to a representative sample of students at community colleges that voluntarily choose to participate. The survey is comprised of 104 questions on a range of topics. CCSSE combines the results of those questions into aggregate benchmark scores in five categories. The benchmark scores are standardized to range from 0 to 100 with an average score of 50. Each colleges ranking also is based on graduation rates submitted by college to the U.S. Department of Education.

Two other KCTCS schools were named to the Washington Monthly College Rankings list Hazard Community and Technical College ranked at 18 and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College ranked at 32.