Western Nebraska Community College

1601 East 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Tel: (308)635-3606
1,960 students
Public institution
Western Nebraska Community College is a comprehensive community college committed to serving the residents of western Nebraska with higher education and lifelong learning opportunities. The faculty, staff, and the Board of Governors seek to provide leadership in education while responding to the identified needs of area residents by providing high quality educational programs and support services that are accessible to all who can benefit from them.
School Highlights:
Western Nebraska Community College serves 1,960 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 17%.
Western Nebraska Community College is the only community colleges within Scotts Bluff County, NE.
The nearest community college is Eastern Wyoming College (31.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 122 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Western Nebraska Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 122 staff
59 staff
Western Nebraska Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,960 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,960 students
1,282 students
Western Nebraska Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
Western Nebraska Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
924 students
810 students
Western Nebraska Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,036 students
1,017 students
Western Nebraska Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Western Nebraska Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Western Nebraska Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Western Nebraska Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Western Nebraska Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Western Nebraska Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Western Nebraska Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Western Nebraska Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Western Nebraska Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Western Nebraska Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.29 0.53
Western Nebraska Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,388 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $2,724 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,388 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,724 $10,294
Western Nebraska Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 250 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
Western Nebraska Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Western Nebraska Community College is known for providing students with a great education at an affordable price. Since opening its doors in 1926, WNCC has provided high quality educational opportunities for students of all ages from around the world. Today, WNCC offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs through a semester system. WNCC remains committed to vocational and academic excellence and prepares students for success in the real world. WNCC's main campus is located in Scottsbluff, NE, on the western edge of the Nebraska panhandle. The Sidney Center is located 70 miles south of the main campus in Sidney, NE. The Scottsbluff Campus main structure is comprised of three classroom areas, an academic computing center, a theatre/music area, a 2,201 seat gymnasium, and a comprehensive library, and interactive video distance learning classrooms. Pioneer Hall is a three-level residence hall for both male and female students. Attached to this facility is the Pioneer Activity Center.

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    3200 West C St
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  • Cheyenne Laramie County Community College
    1400 E College Dr
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  • Sterling Northeastern Junior College
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  • Laramie Wyotech-Laramie
    Private for-profit
    4373 N 3rd
    Laramie, WY 82072
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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.