What are some facts about Metropolitan Community College?


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Metropolitan Community College, or MCC, is a public college made up of multiple campuses. The main campus is located in Omaha, Nebraska. It has accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and is the largest post-secondary institution in the state of Nebraska as of 2015.

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The college was originally opened in 1971 under the name Metropolitan Technical Community College and did not become Metropolitan Community College until 1992. It currently serves more than 40,000 students as of 2015. The programs offered at Metropolitan Community College include agriculture, food and natural resources, business marketing and management, communication and information systems, heath sciences, human sciences and education, and skilled/technical studies. All of these are either one- or two-year programs.

Courses are split up into quarters for fall, winter, spring and summer. Additionally, MCC offers courses in general studies as well as literacy and workplace skills. Its classes can be taken at one of its eight campuses, online or at some local high schools.

The standard tuition for Nebraska residents attending MCC is about $56 per credit hour as of 2015. The standard tuition for out-of-state and international students is about $84 per credit hour. It offers five types of financial aid to prospective students: grants, work study, loans, scholarships and veteran benefits.

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