Metropolitan Community College Blue River

Metropolitan Community College Blue River

Metropolitan Community College Blue River, also known as MCC Blue River or Blue River Community College, is located in Independence, Missouri. The Blue River campus joined Metropolitan Community College in 1997. MCC has 4 other campuses which are Business and Technology, Penn Valley, Longview, and Maple Woods. MCC Blue River offers educational programs through the following three academic divisions:

  • Division of Business Technology, Mathematics and Public Safety
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Natural Science and Social Sciences

Metropolitan Community College Blue River athletic teams are nicknamed Trail Blazers. Both male and female students participate in soccer. MCC Blue River is also a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Contacting Blue River

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River
20301 E 78 Hwy
Independence , MO 64057
General Phone: (816) 655-6000

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Blue River Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts211liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement112corrections, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Business and Management24business management, accounting technology, financial planning, management science
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, computer applications programming
Office and Administration2administrative assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Blue River in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree24711
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years534
Award of less than 1 academic year533

Blue River Student Body

In 2007-2008, Blue River had a total enrollment of 2,892 students (1,894 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 99%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 25%
20-21 22%
22-24 12%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Blue River Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 27 %

Blue River Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Independence, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Blue River Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,380
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,850
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Blue River participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 248445)

Blue River Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1822

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year5$52,5920*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$52,5920*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year13$52,63422$52,929
All faculty totalacademic year13$52,63422$52,929

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Blue River Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Financial Planning and Services
Management Science, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Engineering, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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Blue River Highlights

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What Sets Blue River Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
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% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Blue River % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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