Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.69
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.67 / 4.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
81

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
18

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
2

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

In addition to MCC's low tuition, we provide students with the option of Grants, Work-Study, Scholarships, and Veterans Benefits. Our Foundation provides scholarships based on need and/or merit.

The average need met is $5,975 and the average need is $4,695, which is how we came to 100% need met.

https://www.mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Tuition-Financial-Assistance/Financial-Aid.aspx

Below is a list of scholarships provided:
Applied Technology
2 Need Based Scholarships
6 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
5 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

Business and Human Services
3 Need Based Scholarships
3 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
5 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

Construction Education
0 Need Based Scholarships
2 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
3 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

Culinary Arts and Horticulture
4 Need Based Scholarships
9 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
4 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

Health and Public Services
6 Need Based Scholarships
4 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
2 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

Humanities and Visual Arts
1 Scholarship offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
2 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

Industrial Education
1 Scholarship offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
2 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

Information Technology
1 Need Based Scholarship
3 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required

Math and Natural Sciences
2 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required

Social Sciences
2 Need Based Scholarships
4 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required

Program-Agnostic Scholarships
11 Need Based Scholarships
5 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
15 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

Specialized
5 Need Based Scholarships
3 Scholarships offered that Financial Need may be considered but is not required
3 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships

In conclusion:

34 Need Based Scholarships, 43 Scholarships Financial Need may be considered but is not required, 41 Merit and/or Program Based Scholarships.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Gateway to College is a unique and innovative dual enrollment high school diploma completion program that gives disengaged students or students at risk of dropping out, ages 16-20, an opportunity to re-engage in education. In 2000, Portland Community College created the Gateway to College program to help reconnect high school dropouts with their education. In 2003, Gateway to College captured the attention of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has funded the replication of Gateway to College across our nation. MCC's Gateway program is the first in Nebraska and the 28th college selected to offer the Gateway program.


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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The percent of student graduating without student loan debt is based on 2019-2020 MCC graduates and on MCC debt only. The percentage of entering students that are low-income is based on 2019-2020 new students who completed a FASFA. The graduation rate for low-income students is based on 17FA new students with a Pell (assuming a 3-year graduation rate).

Data collected from the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and the Director of Financial Aid and Veteran's Services

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