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University of Central Missouri – Summit Center – Named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) offers degree programs with a tradition of excellence and achievement. For over a decade in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, UCM Summit Center has provided a state-of-the-art educational experience for learners of all ages. UCM Summit Center currently serves over 1,000 students each semester, providing a personal and convenient path to a college degree. Students benefit from a learning environment that is affordable and friendly. UCM Summit Center offers day, evening, and weekend classes complemented with online and interactive coursework that make it easy to pursue an education while fulfilling family and work obligations. UCM Summit Center provides an opportunity for students to achieve the dream of becoming a college graduate through undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in many fields aimed at working adults looking for a quality learning experience in the metro area.

Metropolitan Community College – Longview – A “Time Magazine College of the Year,” MCC-Longview’s beautiful campus overlooks Longview Lake. Offering day and night courses to over 7,000 students, the campus is modern and heavily invested in technology. Longview is one of the few community colleges in the nation named as a New Media Center for their innovation in application of technology to teaching and learning by the New Media Consortium. In June 2005, they were selected to be one of the 10 community colleges to develop a model for the first year of college experience. The project is called the Foundations of Excellence in the First College Year and was funded by the Lumina Foundation. Also, Longview’s Academic Bridges to Learning Excellence (ABLE) – a program for students with brain injuries or learning disabilities has been named one of the six model programs for the nation.


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