Central Community College

3134 West Hwy 34, Grand Island
NE, 68802-4903
Tel: (308)398-4222
7,283 students
Public institution

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The mission of the college is to provide access to quality student-centered instruction and learning support systems for individuals desiring higher learning.
School Highlights:
Central Community College serves 7,283 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 17%.
Central Community College is the only community colleges within Hall County, NE.
The nearest community college is Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus (88 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Central Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 7,283 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,283 students
1,287 students
Central Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,430 students
832 students
Central Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 4,853 students
1,021 students
Central Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Central Community College sch enrollment Central Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Central Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Central Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
-
12%
Central Community College Black (2006-2011)
% White
91%
66%
Central Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Central Community College More (2010-2012)
Central Community College sch ethnicity Central Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.17 0.45
Central Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,640 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,840 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,640 $5,845
Central Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,840 $10,047
Central Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Central Community College is a multi-campus community college serving a 25-county area in central Nebraska—approximately 14,000 square miles with a population of more than 280,000. Central administration is located in Grand Island. Three main campuses are located in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings. Educational centers are located in Holdrege, Kearney and Lexington. Additionally, CCC uses a variety of distance learning techniques to provide educational services in some 90 communities in its service area. Central Community College is one of six community college areas in Nebraska. This structure was the result of 1971 state legislation that formed the six areas and required that all counties in the state become part of one of the community college areas. The College is governed by an 11-member Board of Governors that is elected by the voters in the 25-county service area. The area is comprised of five districts, each represented by two Board members. The eleventh Board member is an at-large position. CCC offers 35 career and technical education programs with a focus on degree, diploma and certificate programs requiring two years or less to complete. The college also offers an academic transfer program for students who want to complete the first two years of a bachelors degree before transferring to a 4-year college or university. In addition, the college offers classes in communities throughout its 25-county service area, online learning, and training and development for businesses, industries and other organizations. The Grand Island Campus offers 16 career education programs as well as academic transfer courses in 18 areas for students who plan to attend CCC for two years before transferring to a four-year college to complete a bachelor's degree.

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For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,511 per year for in-state students and $3,525 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,339 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Vatterott College-Spring Valley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.