Mission & Guiding Principles
McKinley College’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable degree courses and programs through distance education. The College focuses on providing education that prepares graduates to be successful in their chosen professions. Flexible, real-world curricula written especially for the distance learner is created and supported by administration, faculty and staff dedicated to the satisfaction of students.
Institutional Goals for Students
McKinley College communicates institutional goals to students to help students understand McKinley College’s broad objectives (outside of program/learning objectives) for the student during their enrollment.
- McKinley College will exceed our student's expectations.
- McKinley College will provide quality education written/presented specifically for the distance education learner.
- McKinley College’s decisions and actions always consider the student.
- McKinley College has the resources to support the education it offers.
- McKinley College would be proud to have a friend or family member as a student.
- McKinley College will continuously seek to improve its education and support of students.
McKinley College was built on a foundation of educational excellence and experience.
McKinley College was founded to meet a vast need in the education sector. Our parent company, Weston Distance Learning, has 35 years of experience in distance education, beginning in 1981 with certificate courses.
Our executive leadership realized that they could do more to deliver affordable and relevant education to adults seeking to improve their careers. They saw a need for high quality associate degree programs that were affordable, flexible, quick and career-focused.
McKinley College is your personal team of professionals, here to help you reach your education and career goals. We continue to stand by the commitments on which our school was founded:
McKinley College has a sister school - US Career Institute - that focuses on online certificate and degree programs. US Career Institute is a respected online paralegal school. As well as an online medical assistant school, and an online dental assistant school. One of US Career Institute's top programs is their medical coding and billing school., USCI has expanded its offerings to include online health information technology courses , personal trainer courses, veterinarian assistant courses, insurance adjuster courses, massage therapy courses, electronic medical records training, and much more.
At McKinley College, we take the time to get to know you and learn about your goals. We’ll help you plan an individualized academic path to reach these goals. And we will ensure that our class schedule includes the classes you need so you will never see a delay in your graduation plan.
We have a well-established history of delivering affordable education to students. McKinley College keeps costs down and passes that savings to students in low tuition rates.
McKinley College collaborates with industry experts to build classes that are industry-relevant, up-to-date and written for the distance learner. Each of our texts is customized to give you the skills you need to compete in your career field.
We look forward to many years of continued service helping students reach their career goals through education.