About MPCC


Transforming lives through exceptional learning opportunities for individual student success.

Fast Facts

Top 10 ranked Best Community College in America

79.3% Student Success Rate - students have graduation, are still enrolled, or have transfer to a 4-year university
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 Jan. 2020

Area Headcount Enrollment
= 3,095 total students
2,465 from our service area
260 2018 HS Graduates


87% of Graduates Rate
MPCC Training High
76% of those same graduates employed within the 18-county service area
96% of those same graduates employed within the state of Nebraska

Our Values

We value excellence in education through:

  • Integrity
  • Programs that enhance the quality of life for people and our region
  • Accessibility and affordability
  • Respect for our college, communities, and the people we serve
  • Open and honest communication
  • Safe, quality, and engaging environments
  • Continuous collaboration among all campuses

Our Strategic Plan

In the summer of 2022, a new approach was discussed by the College leadership team resulting in a development of a new vision for the institution of being focused on student success, building partnerships and being responsive to our communities.

2023-2026 Strategic Plan



Ryan Purdy
Mid-Plains Community College President

Dr. Jody Tomanek

Jody Tomanek
Vice President of Academic Affairs and NPCC


Kelly Rippen
Vice President of Student Affairs and MCC

Mike Steele

Mike Steele
Vice President of Administrative Services