What defines a community college?
Independent and locally focused
Unlike in some states, Missouri's community colleges are not a “system” with a centralized administration under one governing body.
Instead, we are 12 separate and independent local colleges, with a history of working together to meet both state and local needs. As local entities, each college’s academic and workforce training programs mirror the local economy by design.
Our service regions cover the entire state, allowing us to serve every Missourian and every Missouri business.