Metropolitan Community College Area

30 & Fort Street, Omaha, NE 68111-1610

School Details

Metropolitan Community College Area is a two-year public school located in Omaha, Nebraska. MCC was created in 1974 to serve residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties in the state of Nebraska. MCC's mission is to provide quality learning experiences for a diverse community of lifelong learners in its four-county service area.

MCC has eight campus locations across the state of Nebraska:

  • The Applied Technology Center, located in Omaha, Nebraska, offers additional space for special classroom and lab facilities needed for trades programs such as Diesel Truck Driving, Utility Line Technician and Diesel Service Technology.
  • Elkhorn Valley Campus, located in Elkhorn, Nebraska, is a full-service facility offering classrooms, four computer and visual arts labs, library services, instruction, public safety, counseling, student services, a career network center, a Gallery of Art and Design, and technical support to staff and students.
  • The Fort Omaha Campus, located in Omaha, is the oldest campus of the college system and serves as the second highest attendance site for students. This campus sits on 73 acres of land and contains 32 buildings, which encompass nearly 400,000 square feet of space.
  • Located in Fremont, Nebraska, the Fremont Area Center includes 11 classrooms, computer labs, student services and a state-of-the-art certified nursing assistant lab.
  • MCC Express is like a mini-campus where students will have resources close by, in their neighborhoods and have easy access to educational resources. These resources include adult education classes, community adult literacy services, a computer center, transition assistance, and college credit courses.
  • Sarpy Center, in La Vista, Nebraska, offers an array of general education, academic transfer, and career education courses. Personalized attention is given to students so that they stay on track to reach educational goals.
  • The South Omaha Campus, located in Omaha, consists of three buildings located on more than 40 acres.
  • Washington County Technology Center is located in Blair, Nebraska.

MCC offers more than 100 one- and two-year career programs in business administration, computer and office technologies, culinary arts, industrial and construction technologies, nursing and allied health, social sciences and services, and visual and electronic technologies, as well as academic transfer programs. The school also offers general support courses, classes for business and industry, and continuing education courses. Online for-credit courses equal that of on-campus courses and retain similar academic standards. Non-credit online courses are offered in a wide variety of topics that are delivered via online through a partnership with Ed2Go, ProTrain, and VisionPoint.

Metropolitan Community College Area enrolls about 18,500 students (all undergraduates) and employs more than 1,000 faculty members, giving the university a 21:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

  • 247 faculty members teach full-time and 838 teach part-time.
  • About 41 percent of undergraduate students study full-time and 59 percent study part-time.
  • The student body contains 57 percent female students and 43 percent male students.
  • About 70 percent of all students are White with the remaining students being Black (15 percent), Hispanic (10 percent), Asian (3 percent), and American Indian (2 percent).
  • About 53 percent of students are ages 24 and under with 47 percent of students being ages 25 and above.
  • About 94 percent of students are from Nebraska, 4 percent from out-of-state, and 2 percent international.
  • The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 43 percent.
  • The retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 39 percent.
  • The overall graduation rate is 13 percent.
  • The overall transfer-out rate is 24 percent.

Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers. Special learning opportunities include: ROTC (Army, Air Force), distance education, and weekend/evening college. Online credit courses are accessible using a standard web browser.

Standard tuition costs $53 per credit hour for in-state students and $79.50 per credit hour for out-of-state students, not including added fees. Tuition payment plans are offered and financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form (use school code 004432). Approximately 70 percent of students attending Metropolitan Community College Area receive financial aid.

Metropolitan Community College Area has an open admissions policy. Prospective applicants will need to:

  1. Schedule an appointment for COMPASS testing (if you haven’t completed a COPASS within the last two years)
  2. Meet with an advisor at any Student Services location
  3. Determine how you will pay for college
  4. Register for classes
  5. Pay tuition and fees
  6. Attend classes

Metropolitan Community College Area is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.




School Overview:

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    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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