The Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) is an exciting, progressive collaboration between the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and the University of Central Missouri. By engaging business partners and community organizations, such as Cerner and DST, The MIC is reshaping the way students experience education.
The MIC students graduate with:
- A 4-year degree, 2 years after high school.
- Little to no debt.
- Applied experience through paid internships.
- Highly sought-after skills for high-paying careers.
A Degree in Less Time
Academic programs at The Missouri Innovation Campus focus on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Beginning their junior year in high school, students take classes from Metropolitan Community College and the University of Central Missouri to earn college credit. Upon graduation from high school, these students will have their high school diplomas and associate degrees. After high school graduation, students who finish their entire MCC curriculum are eligible to complete a bachelor’s degree from UCM in only 2 years.
An Outstanding Value
One of the most significant obstacles facing students who pursue a college education is the cost. The MIC delivers the value of a 4-year degree with little to no debt through:
- Student Employment
- Tuition Forgiveness
- Shared Tuition
- Low-Interest Loan Programs
- Paid Internships
The Missouri Innovation Campus is a bold, visionary approach, connecting students with a valuable, affordable education, and connecting businesses with the skilled, career-ready workforce they need.