MC 25th Anniversary

Since 1998, Metropolitan College, a partnership between UPS, UofL, JCTC, Louisville Metro Government, and Commonwealth of Kentucky, has provided more than 22,000 students the chance to earn a college degree tuition-free while earning a UPS paycheck.

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Metropolitan College Day at the University of Louisville Football Game

MC students are invited to watch Cardinals football in action at L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium in celebration of Metropolitan College’s 25th anniversary.

Discounted tickets to the 3:30 p.m., Sept. 23rd, football game vs. Boston College are available for Metro College students.

Student tickets are $15 and can be purchased via the link sent to your school email account on 9/12/23.

Students will be asked to confirm either their UofL or JCTC email address to purchase tickets. Tickets will be issued from a block of seats reserved for Metro College students.

The Metro College anniversary will be recognized on the field during the game. We hope you’ll be able to join us to celebrate the students and staff who make Metro College a success.

Metropolitan College Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week

Metropolitan College (MC) Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week recognizes faculty and staff at our partner institutions for their support and engagement in the lives of Metropolitan College students. Stop in and pick up a gift, coffee, and try our signature MC drink. Metropolitan College and UPS staff are looking forward to showing our appreciation for your hard work in celebration of MC’s 25th Anniversary.

  • Jefferson Community and Technical College Southwest Campus
    • Date: Monday, September 11, 2023
    • Location: JCTC SW Metro College Offices; 1000 Community College Dr., Suite 155
    • Time: Stop by any time from 8 -11:30 am
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College Downtown Campus
    • Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
    • Location: JCTC Downtown; Health Sciences Building, Newberry Community Room
    • Time: Stop by any time from 8 -11:30 am
  • University of Louisville Belknap Campus
    • Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
    • Location: University of Louisville, Belknap Campus, Student Activities Center, Room W-107
    • Time: Stop by any time from 7:30 am -12:00 pm

Metropolitan College Student Appreciation Week

SAVE THE DATE: September 18 - 22, 2023

Metropolitan College (MC) Student Appreciation Week is our way to show support and appreciation for our valued MC students for their tremendous contributions and hard work. Check back soon for more details about the week events.


Show Appreciation with MC Card Grams

The Metropolitan College (MC) program thrives when faculty, staff, families, and community members provide support for ANYONE to access post-secondary training and we work together to remove barriers to achieve academic and career goals. Help us to express appreciation to our community for how their work and thoughtfulness ensures MC is around for another 25 years supporting students!

MC students and staff, log in with your JCTC or UofL credentials to send your appreciation to our community. You can send it to anyone -- faculty, staff, students, family, community members...ANYONE!

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The Aspen Institute Recognizes MC as Best Practice

The Aspen Institute's UpSkill America features Metropolitan College in a brief highlighting employers who provide education benefits with access to a wide array of credentials and academic programs which support any career path. Learn more in the Issue Brief: Benefits Beyond the Business (January 2023) on how UPS is a leading employer in supporting employees through its education program, Metropolitan College.

UofL Magazine Feature

Metropolitan College is featured in the April 21, 2023 edition of UofL Magazine. The Full Package: Metropolitan College partnership between UPS, local higher education celebrates a quarter-century of success, highlights 25 years of supporting access to a debt-free college education.

University of Louisville: Here & Beyond

Two local icons - UofL and UPS - helped alumna TaShara Brown earn a free college degree and discover a thriving career in her hometown. The first-generation college student is now an operations supervisor at UPS, taking her Cardinal education to new heights. Partnerships such as Metropolitan College fuel success for UofL and the city of Louisville, allowing Louisville natives like Brown to make an impact here and beyond.

Read more about Brown and other outstanding Cardinals on the Here & Beyond webpage.