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Omaha, NE 68111-1610
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Metropolitan Community College Area

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Metropolitan Community College has seven different locations throughout the Omaha, Nebraska area and offers over one hundred certificates, associate’s degrees and transfer degrees as well as numerous adult education courses. Established in 1974, the college has on-campus housing located at the Fort Omaha location. The school also has both a brick and mortar library and an online library resource center so that students may have study and research options.

Although there is no Greek life or organized intercollegiate athletics program, Metropolitan Community College has numerous social and academic clubs and organizations and offers many support services. There are also several cultural and educational activities and exhibits throughout the year including visual arts exhibits, plays and student leadership meetings.

Metropolitan has three honor societies active on campus including Kappa Beta Delta which is for business, management and administration students, the National Technical Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students.


Metropolitan Community College offers several different programs of study in order to meet the needs of a diverse community. With seven different locations throughout the Omaha area including the Belleview, Freemont and Elkhorn Valley, as well as online programs, the college reaches out to students that may have limited transportation or time. There are four different programs that the college offers.

Students may earn associate’s degrees or certificates in a wide array of areas via the career and technical programs. These offer students the opportunity to start a professional career in much less time than it would take to earn a traditional bachelor’s degree. Some of these programs include subjects such as culinary training, dental hygiene, nursing, accounting and automotive technology.

The college also offers a Liberal Arts and General Studies Program which permits students to begin the process of earning a bachelor’s degree by completing the areas of general study that they would generally take during the first two years at a four-year university. Some of these programs include courses of study such as liberal arts, humanities and math/science. Some of these degrees are available online as well.

For adults that wish to improve basic education skills, earn a GED or just take a class that may interest them, Metropolitan Community College offers general education courses. Some of the topics of study in this program are biology, psychology, philosophy, English and history. These classes may also be taken by students in other programs who need to strengthen skills in order to enter other programs offered by the college.

Students that would like to earn an associate’s degree but do not have the time or the travel capabilities, MCC offers many online degrees and programs. Areas of study include business technology, criminology and information technology. There are also several certificates that students may earn including bookkeeping and medical transcription.

Finally, MCC offers high school students the opportunity to dual-enroll in order to get a jump-start on their college educations. Parental permission and transcripts are required for this program.

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Metropolitan Community College offers an open enrollment policy. The only requirements for registering for most classes are that the person is at least eighteen years old, has a high school diploma or equivalent and exhibits the ability to benefit from instruction. Students may register online, in person, or over the phone. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a certain program; several programs of study such as human services, dental assisting, nursing and legal asisting have special admission requirements that student will have to meet prior to enrolling. There are also prerequisites to many classes, so students should educate themselves on class and program requirements.

Skills testing may also be required to ensure that the student is taking courses that are appropriate to their learning levels. ACT tests are not necessary, but if a student has taken the test within the last two years, they may submit the results for consideration if they choose to.

Metropolitan Community College also offers GED and adult education classes to students seeking to learn the informationto earn a GED or enroll in other Adult Education courses. Students must be at least nineteen years old and have a valid Nebraska ID. At registration, the student will be required to take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) in order to be properly placed in a class. This test is scheduled either all at once in an all-day session or in two 3-hour evening sessions and is held at the Fort Omaha Campus. Students who do not complete the TABE will not be enrolled in classes.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students in the form of scholarships, grants, federally subsidized loans and various other local, state and federal programs. In order to determine eligibility for aid, students will need to complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) available online in January. Students should be aware that the application requires financial information for both the applicant and family and should have this information available prior to starting the application. Students should complete this application as soon as possible so that the financial aid package is ready in time to pay tuition and buy books and supplies.

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Metropolitan Community College does not have an organized, intercollegiate sports team but does offer students the opportunity to participate in many intramural sports and club sports. Some of the intramural sports currently offered include flag football, soccer, volleyball, racquetball and dodgeball. Students may sign up for intramural sports as either an independent player, team, or co-recreational unit.

Sport clubs are groups of students that are sponsored and registered by Campus recreation that teach, play or compete in a particular sport. Each club is responsible for establishing its own organizational and performance levels and is administered by its student members. The clubs are organized and officiated by the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and currently include badminton, equestrian, bowling, lacrosse, fencing, rugby, rock climbing, soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and trap and skeet. Students interested in either joining a sports club or starting a new one should contact the UNO Campus Recreation Department either in person or online for more information.


  • Metropolitan Community College. Metropolitan Community College. 2011. Web. 25 May 2011.
  • “University of Nebraska Omaha Campus Recreation.” University of Nebraska Omaha. University of Nebraska Omaha. 2011. Web. 25 May 2011.

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Ranks 33rd in Nebraska and 3423rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 2 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 22 0.12

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,350 0.33
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 43 0.01
Forcible Rape 220 0.05
Robbery 696 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,321 0.80
Larceny 12,793 3.10
Vehicle theft 2,650 0.64

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Omaha, NE 68111-1610
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population26,098 (26,098 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,151 (2.84 people per house)
Median Household Income$23,470
Families6,446 (3.35 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3102

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3128th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,385 $2,385 $3,578
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $225 $225 $225
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $58 $58 $85
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $12,465 $12,465 $13,658
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,465 $12,465 $13,658
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,210 $6,210 $7,403

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,385 $2,520 $2,385 $2,520 $3,443 $3,668
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,800 $1,350
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,400 $7,440
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,004 $2,490
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,400 $7,440
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,004 $2,490
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,004 $2,490

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity12
Meals per Week15
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 8 274 99 57 15 1,559 27 2,057
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 2 1 20 23
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 26 26
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4 1 8 13
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 3 1 7 11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 17 19
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other 6 1 17 4 28
Business Administration and Management, General 56 19 11 1 163 7 259
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management 13 4 1 19 37
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 1 8 9
Commercial Photography 4 21 25
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 38 2 41
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General 7 1 4 53 1 66
Construction Trades, General
Construction Trades, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 14 6 2 69 91
Dental Assisting/Assistant 2 8 10
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 7 9
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 4 2 27 33
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 1 30 32
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 4 12 17
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other 2 2
Electrician 4 6 36 7 53
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 3 1 22 27
Engineering Science 2 2 3 2 1 10
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 1 13 15
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 13 2 1 28 45
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 9 4 1 87 101
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 52 53
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other 2 5 29 2 38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Human Services, General
Information Science/Studies
Interior Architecture
Interior Design 1 14 15
Language Interpretation and Translation 1 2 3
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 2 1 19 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 75 29 21 5 422 3 563
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 4 1 2 3 44 55
Lineworker 1 44 45
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant 3 6 9
Operations Management and Supervision
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 12 1 3 1 52 72
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 2 1 15 18
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 8 3 2 2 54 71
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 3 4
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 16 1 27 45
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 8 8
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 1 1
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other
Welding Technology/Welder 2 1 27 31

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1801st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,510 ($67,127 male / $55,735 female)
Number of FT Faculty 255 (120 male / 135 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,278
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $7,813,593

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