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Student Consumer Information

McKinley College wants you to be an informed consumer! Use the menus below to find all the basic information about the school and what we do. You’ll find the school’s mission statement and learn about our success indicators which include data on student performance and satisfaction. We know you have choices when it comes to going to school and we thank you for you interest in McKinley College.

General Information

Name of Institution: McKinley College
Address: 2001 Lowe St, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Year Founded: 2006
Parent School Founded: 1981
First Accredited: 2006
Next Scheduled Review: 2019
CEO/President: Ann Rohr
Accreditation Agency and Contact Information:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-234-5100
Fax: 202-332-1386
State Approval and E-mail Contact Information:
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Division of Private Occupational Schools
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-866-2723
Maryland Residents: McKinley College is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission. In addition to the Grievance Policy stated in the school catalog, residents of Maryland may file a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-528-8662 or 888-743-0823.
Participation in Funding Programs:

  • Low Monthly Payment Plan
  • Veterans’ Education Benefits (e.g. G.I. Bill)
  • MyCAA
  • Workforce Programs (varies by area)
  • Rehabilitation Programs (varies by area)
  • Private employer programs

Mission & Description

Institution Mission Statement:

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.

Areas of Special Focus:

  • Occupational Degrees
  • Medical Support Careers
  • Business Careers
  • Services Careers
  • Entrepreneurial Careers
  • Work-from-Home Careers
  • Flexible Careers

Description of Institution:

McKinley College delivers education tailored to meet the unique needs of each student. Online learning is convenient and flexible to fit any schedule. Affordable payment plans reduce the financial concerns of returning to school. Customized course materials provide relevant and up-to-date curricula specifically structured for the distance learner. Plus, individualized student support empowers every student to succeed on their own terms.

Student Demographic Profile:

  • People searching for new career training
  • Work-at-home moms or dads
  • Military
  • Military spouses
  • Employees seeking promotions
  • Retired people wishing to earn supplemental income
  • Laid-off employees
  • Rehabilitation trainees


Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Financial Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Medical Specialties
  • Social Work


AAS Degree Tuition: $185 per credit; average of 64 credits per program; average of $206.77 shipping/handling per program; average of $192 tech charges per program for an average total program price of $12,238.77.

Student Protection/Refund Policy: See school catalog for details.

Success Indicators

Student success determines a school’s success. Here are some of the measurements of our success based on students’ achievement and their satisfaction with their school experience.

Average Course Completion Rate for Students: 91% course completion rate

Average Percentage of Students Surveyed Who Responded in 2015 that they:

  • Achieved their learning goals? 92%
  • Would recommend the institution to a friend? 99%
  • Were satisfied with their studies? 97%

Distinguished Alumni

  • 2014 DEAC Outstanding Graduate

  • 2013 DEAC Outstanding Graduate

  • 2012 DEAC Outstanding Graduate