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What is accreditation?

Accreditation is an evaluation that colleges and universities choose to under go. This voluntary evaluation compares their college to established standards and is conducted by a reviewing agency. Colleges are evaluated on many criteria, including degree programs, governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student services, institutional resources, student learning, institutional effectiveness and relationships with internal and external constituencies. The college's accreditation is then periodically reevaluated to make sure it continues to hold up to the established standards. An accredited college can lose its accreditation if the reviewing agency believes it no longer maintains the established standards.

Why is it important?

Accreditation is an important qualification for students who are applying for federal loans and grants. Many employers look for an education from an accredited college because that says you have received a level of education that meets or exceeds the established standards for education. The courses you take and degree you earn from an accredited college is generally more acceptable for transfer to other schools should you decide to pursue your education.

Institutional Accreditation

MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Phone: 312-263-0456
Fax: 312-263-7462

In May 2013, MCC's institutional accreditation was reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission through the 2022-2023 academic year.


  • All college programs are approved by the Nebraska State Department of Education for veterans' educational benefits.
  • The Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 95044, Lincoln, NE 68509.
  • Insurance courses are approved by the Nebraska Department of Insurance, 941 O Street, P.O. Box 82089, Lincoln, NE 68501-2089.
  • Real Estate courses are approved by the Nebraska Real Estate Commission, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94667, Lincoln, NE 68509.

Program Accreditation And Certification

In addition to institutional accreditation, the accrediting bodies of various professional associations approve many MCC educational programs. Other programs are certified, registered or recommended.