Metropolitan Community College is a comprehensive, full-service public community college supported by the taxpayers of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Its purpose is to provide high quality educational programs and services, primarily in career preparation and general education, to people of all ages and educational backgrounds.
View various MCC campus locations, including maps and other important information.
Hours of operation for Student Services, Advisors/Counselors, Testing Center, Financial Aid, Career Network Center and Veterans Services.
Additional information about MCC is available at the Institutional Research website and in MCC's Self Study.
MCC was created in 1974 when the Nebraska State Legislature consolidated the original eight technical community college areas into six. That year, the programs, personnel, assets and liabilities of the former Omaha Nebraska Technical Community College Area merged with the Eastern Nebraska Technical Community College Area under a new name: the Metropolitan Technical Community College Area. In 1992, the Legislature voted to change the name to Metropolitan Community College Area.
The College is governed by an 11-member board of governors. The members represent five districts with one member at large. Members serve four-year terms.
- The president serves as chief executive officer of the College and reports to the Board of Governors.
- The executive vice president works directly with the president on major college issues and assists other college executives with day-to-day operations.
- The vice president of Academic Affairs is the College´s chief academic officer who oversees all activities in more than 100 credit programs at the College and leads full-time and adjunct instructors in course and curriculum development.
- The vice president of Administrative and Instructional Delivery Systems oversees Continuing Education, Training and Development, Instructional Design Services and Human Resources.
- The vice president of Campuses and Student Affairs oversees operations at MCC´s three campuses and five centers, including student services, financial aid, enrollment and records, recruitment, student life and student housing.
- The associate vice president for Equity and Diversity oversees affirmative action, equity and diversity and intercultural education.
- The associate vice president of Human Resources provides oversight for all human resource functions, ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, and works collaboratively across the College to develop and improve human resource programs and services for the benefit of the faculty and staff.
- The executive director of MCC Foundation provides strategic and operational leadership, direction and oversight for the College´s development, grant-writing and fund-raising efforts.
To learn more about MCC´s organizational structure, view the Organizational Charts.
MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The accrediting bodies of various professional associations also approve many individual programs.
In 2014-15, MCC derived most of its revenue from state aid (2703 percent) and property taxes (45.1 percent). The remainder came from tuition and fees (26.8 percent) and other sources (0.8 percent).
- 246 full-time faculty
- 714 part-time faculty
- 513 full-time staff
- 44 part-time staff
Student Profile 2014/2015
- Average age: 27.8
- 33.4 percent full time, 66.6 percent part time
- 55.5 percent female, 44.5 percent male
- 29.3 percent minority
2014-15 enrollment was 26,388 credit students and 18,186 noncredit students.
Average class size
14 students per class.
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. General support courses, classes for business and industry and continuing education courses also are important parts of the College´s service to the community.
- Go to listing of Tuition and Fees
*NOTE: The College´s tuition and fees schedule is subject to change without prior notice by and at the discretion of MCC.
During the 2014-15 academic year, 1,656 students graduated from MCC, with 1,787 awards. Students graduated with associate degrees, certificates of achievement, specialist diplomas and GEDs.
A 2013 economic impact study by Ernie Goss & Associates quantifies just how much MCC’s activities benefit its four-county service area and beyond. A few highlights:
- Brain gain. When students take classes at MCC, earn a certificate or graduate with a degree, Nebraska’s economy benefits.
- In 2012, MCC added $93.8 million to the economy via brain gain.
- Seventy-four percent of MCC graduates stay in Nebraska to work.
- Area attractiveness. The presence of training and higher education programs increase the attractiveness of the community and encourage the startup and/or relocation of other businesses in the state, influencing growth in non-education industries.
- Unemployment. The presence of MCC reduces unemployment in one of Omaha’s most economically disadvantaged areas.
- Jobs. MCC supports directly and indirectly about 5,275 jobs in the state.
Learn more about the 2013 study: Moving Nebraska Forward: Economic Impact of MCC
Previous economic impact studies included a 2009 study conducted in partnership with the Nebraska Community College Association. MCC hired Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. of Moscow, Idaho, to provide the public with a clearer picture of the College’s impact on the local economy. The model EMSI used to measure MCC’s impact on the economy took more than a year to develop and has been subjected to peer review and field-tested on more than 350 different community and technical colleges throughout the United States and Canada. The results are based on solid economic theory, carefully drawn functional relationships and a wealth of national and local education-related data.
To learn more about the 2009 study, view the Executive Summary and summaries by perspective: Taxpayer Perspective Summary, Social Benefits Perspective Summary, Business Perspective Summary and Student Perspective Summary.
Complete Self Study
Figures and Tables
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: General Institutional Requirements and Federal Compliance
Chapter 3: Criterion 1- Mission
Chapter 4: Criterion 2- Governance
Chapter 5: Criterion 2- Human Resources
Chapter 6: Criterion 2- Physical Resources
Chapter 7: Criterion 2- Financial Resources
Chapter 8: Criterion 3 – Instructional Programs
Chapter 9: Criterion 3 - Student Services
Chapter 10: Criterion 3- Outcomes Assessment
Chapter 11: Criterion 4 - Organizational Stability and Planning
Chapter 12: Criterion 5 – Integrity
Chapter 13: Request for Institutional Change, Distance Education
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