Nebraska Community Colleges

There are 17 community colleges located throughout Nebraska (8 public colleges and 9 private colleges), serving 44,767 students.
Minority enrollment is 17% (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is more than the 26:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(NE) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
5%
Black
7%
White
83%
Unknown
2%

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Did You Know?
For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,870 per year for in-state students and $4,029 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,131 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Nebraska community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.30, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is Vatterott College-Spring Valley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.