Mid-Plains Community College

1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101-0000
Tel: (800)658-4308
  • North Platte Community College has two Campuses. The North Platte Campuses have grown to serve over 1200 academic transfer and vocational program students. The dedication and support by citizens and alumni speak well for the institution and its programs. The North Campus central facility was constructed in 1970 and enlarged in 1972. Adjacent shop buildings have subsequently been added throughout the past ten years. A variety of technical educational programs are available on the North Campus in health, transportation, building construction, electronics and information technology.
School Highlights
  • Mid-Plains Community College serves 2,143 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
  • Mid-Plains Community College is the only community colleges within Lincoln County, NE.
  • The nearest community college is Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (35.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 159 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Mid-Plains Community College(NE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty159 staff18 staff
Mid-Plains Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,143 has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is more than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has grown by 59% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,143 students1,356 students
Mid-Plains Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:123:1
Mid-Plains Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students851 students384 students
Mid-Plains Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,292 students972 students
Mid-Plains Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mid-Plains Community College Enrollment Breakdown NE All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Mid-Plains Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
Mid-Plains Community College Asian (2008-2010)
% Hispanic
Mid-Plains Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Mid-Plains Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Mid-Plains Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Mid-Plains Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Mid-Plains Community College Non Resident (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
Mid-Plains Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NE All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.33
Mid-Plains Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mid-Plains Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$36,400
Mid-Plains Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,820 is less than the state average of $3,081. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,540 is less than the state average of $4,438. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,820$3,081
Mid-Plains Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,540$4,438
Mid-Plains Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%88%
Mid-Plains Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,670$15,625
Mid-Plains Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$6,334
Mid-Plains Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,081 per year for in-state students and $4,438 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,732 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Nebraska community colleges have a diversity score of 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is Vatterott College-Spring Valley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.