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Building on Strengths

Mid Michigan Community College has numerous strengths in its operations.

Student responses to the Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey consistently say that Mid’s reasonable costs make it an exceptional value. Our student loan default rates have remained constant and within the acceptable federal parameters at a mid-level of about 17%. While the average debt for bachelor’s degree graduates is $26,000, it is only $7,000 for those who earn an Associate’s degree. Not surprisingly, the majority of those who default on their loans after MMCC did not complete a degree. Efforts to increase degree completion should also decrease the College’s loan default rate.

The College has established an Office of Institutional Research and a data repository that is easily accessed on the MMCC website. Data Discussions sharpen our focus on evidence-based decision making. Using data more effectively was a significant recommendation for improvement by the Higher Learning Commission in its 2014 Reaffirmation Report.

The College’s financial profile is strong with $55,853,239 in total assets as of 2014.[49] Funds have been reserved for building and site improvements, new program development, and technology.

The College’s 2016 Campus Master Plan incorporated input from more than 200 internal and external stakeholders through more than 20 focus groups. With the benefit of the expertise of Neumann/Smith Architects, the resulting document provides detailed specifications for infrastructure maintenance and improvement as well as site and facility improvements at each location for the next five years and beyond.

In the Noel Levitz survey, students report that the campus feels safe and secure, that it is well-maintained, and that labs are up-to-date. The integration of technology remains a key component of all higher education institutions. MMCC has taken several important steps to secure and back-up its data.

[49] Mid Michigan Community College Audit. 2015.

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