A look at higher education: See education levels of McKinney residents, local college demographics

Collin County Community College had more students enrolled during fall 2019 than the University of North Texas. (Courtesy Collin College)
Collin County Community College had more students enrolled during fall 2019 than the University of North Texas. (Courtesy Collin College)

Collin County Community College had more students enrolled during fall 2019 than the University of North Texas. (Courtesy Collin College)

The educational attainment of those 25 and higher in McKinney shows a higher percentage of those with bachelor's degrees than the state average, according to the most recent American Community Survey estimates.

McKinney differs from Frisco and Plano by having a lower percentage of residents with a graduate or professional degree, but does still have a percentage higher than the state average.


Among three selected higher education institutions in the area, Collin County Community College had the largest enrollment, but the University of North Texas issued the largest number of degrees in fiscal year 2018-2019.

More information on the demographic makeup of local colleges can be found below.

By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.