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Newest HLC Student Resource:

Ask the Right Questions: A Student Guide to Higher Education

This is a collection of questions and answers for people exploring higher education is an avenue to communicate information in which students of all ages may not know how, who or why to ask. The goal is to create a continuously growing student resource for all ages, providing information that they need.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a voluntary evaluation of colleges and universities. It compares the college to established standards and is conducted by a reviewing agency. The college's is periodically reevaluated to ensure it continues to align with the established standards. If not, an accredited college can lose its accreditation.

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 January 2023, MCC's institutional accreditation was reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission through the 2032-2033 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.