Monday, August 15, 2011

Campus attendance maps reveal wide areas of service

MCC's office of institutional research and assessment recently conducted an analysis of the area from which students are drawn to each of MCC's five campuses, and the results might surprise you.

Using attendance data from the Spring 2011 semester, the research office created a map for each campus that uses a small dot to indicate the location of every student's residence in relation to the location of the campus. The maps, which can be accessed using the links below, illustrate that each campus serves students far beyond its specific geographic service area.

MCC-Blue River attendance map
MCC-Business & Technology attendance map
MCC-Longview attendance map
MCC-Maple Woods attendance map
MCC-Penn Valley attendance map


  1. I would love to see a version of this map that includes students enrolled in internet courses and students in selective admissions programs. We don't want to fool ourselves into believing that students will drive 30 miles to take ENGL101.

  2. Kristy Bishop, Director of Institutional Research and AssessmentAugust 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    The map program is new to the IR office. We are still creating different scenarios with the MCC student population. We have looked at internet vs on-campus students but haven't mapped selective admission programs yet. Definitely that would be interesting and we will map that in the near future. Thanks for the comments.