Mid-Plains Community College focus on two important aspects - teaching and learning, and the students and their success as it provides quality education and lifelong learning. MPCC is a comprehensive public community college system with three campuses in McCook, Nebraska and North Platte. The campus at1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte, NE, 69101 is complete with facilities for student housing, athletics, arts and music, and academics.
This college offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates primarily for the residents West-central and Southwest portion of Nebraska. The programs of MPCC encompass vocational-technical, general academic transfer, developmental and continuing education in the different areas: Building Trades, Business and Technology, Transportation, and Health and Medical Occupation.
Taught by experienced instructors, Technical programs are designed to educate students on theory and practical experience. Transfer programs provide opportunities for students to continue to a four-year degree at Bellevue University and Chadron State College and other institutions facilitated by established transfer agreements. With the increasing demand for healthcare workers, MPCC has expanded its health programs with the support of area hospitals, clinics, health-care providers and long-term care facilities. Students of these programs are trained in the dental field, direct patient care, healthcare administration and laboratory work.
To cater to needs of adults who require more flexibility in schedule, MPCC offers online courses which they can access at their own convenience. Adult Education and English as Second Language program are also made available for students who wish to prepare for GED exam, enhance their skills and improve their English language proficiency.
Rates for 2012-2013:
For Credit Classes:
In-State Tuition – $77.00/credit hour
Border-State Tuition – $77.00/credit hour
for residents of Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota & Wyoming
Out-of-State Tuition – $100.00/credit hour
MPCC's Student Success Center guides students in their academic journey while the Career Services Center assists students in finding the right career by presenting several options and providing various assessments.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
- Out-of-State: $3,200-$3,780
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $81-$97 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $110-$130 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||88%||$4,226|
|Receiving Student Loans||39%||$3,841|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Mid – Plains Community College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Mid – Plains Community College against community colleges in Nebraska.
|Mid – Plains Community College||Lincoln County||Nebraska|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1968)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1994)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Nebraska
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mid – Plains Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mid – Plains Community College.
- Central Community College in Grand Island, NE (115 miles away)
- Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO (131 miles away)
- North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, KS (185 miles away)
- Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE (217 miles away)
- Manhattan Area Technical College in Manhattan, KS (256 miles away)