McKinney is the home of the Central Park Campus of Collin College near the city's center at US 75 and US 380, which opened in 1985 as the initial campus for the community college district. The Collin Higher Education Center campus of Collin College opened in southern McKinney in 2010 and offers select bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs in partnership with Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Woman's University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas.
Public School Districts
McKinney is served primarily by the McKinney Independent School District, however significant parts of the western side of the city are part of nearby Frisco Independent School District and Prosper Independent School District. Other smaller areas along the outer edges of the city are zoned to Celina Independent School District, Allen Independent School District, Melissa Independent School District, and Lovejoy Independent School District.
Public High Schools
High schools include McKinney High School, McKinney North High School, McKinney Boyd High School, and Serenity High School.
In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report High School Rankings, McKinney North High School ranked #90 in Texas rankings and #794 in National rankings; McKinney High ranked #96 and #878 respectively and McKinney Boyd ranked #106 and #923 respectively.
In The Dallas Morning News, McKinney North High School was ranked #4 in state and #3 in area for football.
Public Elementary and Middle Schools
Middle schools include Dowell Middle School, Evans Middle School, Faubion Middle School, Scott Johnson Middle School, and Cockrill Middle School.
Elementary schools include Bennett Elementary, Burks Elementary, Caldwell Elementary, Eddins Elementary, Finch Elementary, Glen Oaks Elementary, Johnson Elementary, Malvern Elementary, McNeil Elementary, Minshew Elementary, Slaughter Elementary, Valley Creek Elementary, Vega Elementary, Walker Elementary, Webb Elementary, Wilmeth Elementary, Wolford Elementary, Press Elementary, and McGowen Elementary.
Valley Creek, McNeil, Eddins, Wolford, Reuben Johnson, Walker, Press, and Glen Oaks elementary schools were included in a list of "Best Public Schools in Texas" by Texas Monthly magazine in 2006.
There are three private schools in the city that serve all grades from K-12; McKinney Christian Academy, Cornerstone Christian Academy, and North Texas Christian Academy
Imagine International Academy Of North Texas
Collin County Community College
Collin County Community College District is a public institution in McKinney, Texas. Its campus is located in a suburb, with a total enrollment of 27,972. The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The student-faculty ratio is 26-to-1. The highest degree offered at Collin County Community College District is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences.
Since offering its first classes at area high schools in 1985, Collin College has expanded to serve about 53,000 credit and continuing education students each year. The only public college in the county, the college offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines.
The overall goals of the college for fiscal years 2016 - 2020. The strategic goals act as a motivating force and measure performance and achievement.