Western Nebraska Community College

1601 East 27th Street, Scottsbluff
NE, 69361-1899
Tel: (308)635-3606
2,230 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 2,230 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 17%.
Western Nebraska Community College is the only community colleges within Scotts Bluff County, NE.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Western Nebraska 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 2,230 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,230 students
1,273 students
Western Nebraska Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,017 students
829 students
Western Nebraska Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,213 students
1,017 students
Western Nebraska Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Western Nebraska Community College sch enrollment Western Nebraska Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian 1%
Western Nebraska Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 14%
Western Nebraska Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 1%
Western Nebraska Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White 83%
Western Nebraska Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races - 2%
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 0.45
Western Nebraska Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,316 is less than the state average of $5,961. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $2,652 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,316 $5,961
Western Nebraska Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,652 $10,075
Western Nebraska Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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