Press Release


Fort Morgan, CO. 07/17/17.  Morgan Community College (MCC) has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for seven consecutive years as noted in aThe Chronicle 2017 Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s tenth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 institutions—including 155 four-year institutions and 77 two-year institutions.

Only 79 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition; MCC was the only higher education institution in Colorado to receive this recognition, and just one of 22 two-year institutions awarded this year.

In addition, MCC was one of only four in its size category to be placed on the Honor Roll. The College was honored in seven workplace satisfaction categories:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Facilities, Workspace & Security
  • Professional/Career Development Programs
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Teaching Environment (Faculty Only)

“Morgan Community College employees are warm, caring, and connected in ways that make the college a very special place. Each member of our team contributes to an environment where students thrive. Faculty and staff live our mission — helping students imagine, believe, and achieve their goals — and support students in building a foundation necessary to conquer their goals in an ever-changing global society. Our compass is forever set on student success,” shared MCC President Dr. Curt Freed.

“Ten years in, the Great Colleges to Work For distinction is well-known by academic jobseekers as a sign that an institution’s employees are valued and given opportunities for growth even when they face financial constraints,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. “Any college or university that’s on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their most valuable assets: their faculty and staff.”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was its employee feedback.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

“It’s easier to be a great workplace during good times, but it’s when times are tough that the commitment to workplace quality really gets tested,” said Richard K. Boyer, principal and managing partner, ModernThink LLC. “And those institutions that measure up during times of economic hardship reinforce their already strong cultures and put even more distance between them and their peer institutions for whom they compete for talent.”

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most comprehensive workplace studies in higher education. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at

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