For the Sixth Year Collin College Named a "Great College to Work For"

September 11, 2023

Cougar News

For the Sixth Year Collin College Named a "Great College to Work For"

Collin College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. This marks the sixth year the college has been recognized in the program (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2012).

The results, which will be distributed on Sept. 15 in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 194 colleges and universities. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions with Collin College included among the large institutions. In all, 72 of those institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.  

Collin College was also one of only four large category community colleges that was named to the Great Colleges Honor Roll, a status granted to community colleges each year that are highlighted most across the recognition categories.  

 Collin College won honors in the following areas: 

  • Job Satisfaction and Support 
  • Compensation and Benefits 
  • Professional Development 
  • Mission and Pride 
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness  

“It is an honor to receive this award for the sixth time and to achieve honor roll institution status,” said Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin. “Collin College is an exceptional institution of higher education because of the work of our innovative and dedicated faculty and staff who put students first every day. Truly, there is no place I would rather be than at Collin College.”  

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data 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 the employee feedback. 

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.  

Collin College serves more than 57,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity, a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management, and a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Clinical Operations Management. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government, and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. For more information, visit