Metropolitan Community College was founded in 2011 after the Nebraska State Legislature consolidated its eight technical colleges into six schools within one system. Originally known as the Metropolitan Technical Community College Area, the school system serves approximately 30,000 students annually. The system provides more than 106,000 complete degree programs and 110 online programs to students in the counties of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington, Neb. Limited education opportunities are also provided to inmates in various correctional facilities throughout the state. Due to its rapid growth, Metropolitan Community College is known as one of the fastest growing postsecondary institutions in Nebraska.
Metropolitan Community College offers more than 100 online programs to distance learners around the world. Accredited associate and bachelor degrees, certificates, and credit/non-credit courses are offered by the institution’s system. Areas of study include business management, criminal justice, education, health, and information technology. Metropolitan Community College provides a set of video tutorials about each component of ANGEL, the online delivery platform, to give potential students a glimpse into the online learning world. Students already enrolled in distance learning programs can purchase books, get browser support, view important dates, and more through the school’s website.
Metropolitan Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Specialized accreditation was awarded for specific programs through two other accrediting agencies.
Candidates applying for admission to Metropolitan Community College must begin by completing the online new student orientation and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An admissions application, high school transcript, scores from the SAT/ACT/COMPASS tests if taken, and any unofficial transcript from colleges or universities previously attendedmust then be sent to the school’s admissions office for evaluation. If the COMPASS test has not been taken within the last two years, applicants will be required to take the test and submit scores to the institution.