Mid-Plains Community College was established by the Nebraska legislature passed in 1973 and 1975. Three separately founded schools were merged to form Mid-Plains Community College, which currently provides educational opportunities to students online and in 18 counties. Extended campus sites are located in Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala, and Valentine, Neb. Nearly 16,000 credit and non-credit students are enrolled at the institution. The school provides several types of educational opportunities, including vocational-technical education, general academic transfer education, developmental education, and continuing education.
A selection of the associate degrees offered by Mid-Plains Community College are available entirely online. Areas of study include criminal justice, business administration, and library technical assistant. Since they are designed to be flexible and accessible, the online degree programs are suitable to the lifestyle of a working professional or busy adult. Each student is assigned an education adviser to direct and assist them through the degree program and will be given access to technology that streamlines the online learning process, including online libraries, group discussions, and virtual submission tools. Courses are taught by faculty members who have professional experience in their field who combine that with academic training to give students a complete education through a virtual environment.
Mid-Plains Community College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1965.
Admission to Mid-Plains Community College is a straightforward process. Students need to complete an online application and submit their official high school transcript or GED certificate to the admissions office. All students are required to complete a placement exam and submit the scores to the school. Following the submission of all required information and supporting documents, students are put in touch with an advisor to register for classes, will apply for financial aid, and take a virtual tour of the school. With official transcripts, students may transfer a portion of their required course work in college credits that will apply towards their degree program.