Mid-Plains Community College is a two-year, public community college that serves eighteen counties in the western-central region of Nebraska.
The school was founded in 1973 when three separate institutions merged to form MPCC. MPCC’s mission is “to provide quality educational opportunities for lifelong student learning.” Today, Mid-Plains Community College maintains three campuses in Nebraska:
- McCook Community College
- North Platte Community College (North)
- North Platte Community College (South)
Extended campus sites are located in the counties of Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine and satellite classrooms are located throughout the western-central Nebraska area.
Nearly 16,000 students are enrolled annually (credit and non-credit) at MPCC. Most students plan to attend the school to earn an associate’s degree and then transfer to a four-year institution. The school offers the following academic programs:
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Science
- Associate of General Studies
- Associate of Occupational Studies
- Associate of Applied Science
- Associate Degree Nursing
- Technical and Occupational Programs
MPCC also offers vocational-technical education, business training and continuing education, public service programs, and academic transfers. Online classes are available at MPCC and students can complete five associate’s degrees completely online. Online students can complete coursework from anywhere, at any time with reliable Internet connection. New online students are able to take an Online Student Orientation before their distance education class begins.
Mid-Plains Community College supports 10 intercollegiate athletic teams, intramurals, and other activities such as musical and theatrical performances. Athletics at McCook Community College include men’s baseball, men’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and women’s softball. North Platte Community College athletics include: men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, and women’s softball. Other services available to students include educational programs and intentional learning programs, career services, and academic counseling.
MPCC has an open admissions policy and accepts all students with a high school diploma. To apply to MPCC schools, apply online and submit an official high school transcript (or equivalent). Once accepted, students will take a placement exam and meet with a counselor to register for classes and discuss financial aid.
Tuition at Mid-Plains Community College depends on residency and the number of credits a student is enrolled in. For credit classes cost $77 per credit hour for in-state residents and border-state residents (Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming) and out-of-state residents pay $100 per credit hour. Senior citizens receive a discount on tuition and pay 35% of the current tuition rate. Students must also pay a general fee, student activities fee, facilities fee, and course fee every semester based on the number of credits the student is enrolled in.
Students should apply for financial aid at Mid-Plains Community College by completing a FAFSA document with school codes 002552 (McCook Community College) or 002557 (North Platte Community College). Types of aid include: student loans, scholarships, the GI Bill, and Go Army. To apply for any of the numerous scholarships offered, students must submit a MPCC Scholarship Application by March 1st.
Mid-Plains Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:847
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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