McKinney is a city in and the county of Collin County. It is Collin County’s second-largest city, after Plano. Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, McKinney is about 32 miles (51 km) north of Dallas. In 2014, McKinney was rated #1 by Money Magazine as “Best Place to Live” in America.
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 bachelor’s, master’s, 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.