The accreditation process for colleges and universities compares these institutions
to established standards of excellence in such areas as degree programs, financial
stability, admissions and student services, institutional effectiveness, governance
and administration and relationships with internal and external constituencies.
What this means for students is that they are able to obtain federal loans and
grants, employers see that their degrees meet or exceed established standards for
education and courses are generally more acceptable for transfer to other schools.
MCC as a whole is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Additionally, many
individual programs hold their own special accreditations by professional
associations. This includes accreditation for the Automotive Technology and Auto
Collision Technology programs through the National Automotive Technicians Education
Foundation, for the Early Childhood Education program by the National Association for
the Education of Young Children and for the Associate Degree Nursing program by the
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
For a list of all of MCC's accreditations,
visit MCC's website and search for accreditation.