Western Nebraska Community College

1601 East 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1899
Tel: (308)635-3606
1,836 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 1,836 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Western Nebraska Community College is the only community colleges within Scotts Bluff County, NE.
The nearest community college is Eastern Wyoming College (31.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 104 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Western Nebraska Community College (NE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, for profit
Total Faculty 104 staff 20 staff
Western Nebraska Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,836 has declined by 19% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is more than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,836 students 395 students
Western Nebraska Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 864 students 384 students
Western Nebraska Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 972 students 972 students
Western Nebraska Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Western Nebraska Community College Enrollment Breakdown NE All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Western Nebraska Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2011)
% Asian
1%
2%
Western Nebraska Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
15%
7%
Western Nebraska Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
6%
Western Nebraska Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
75%
81%
Western Nebraska Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Western Nebraska Community College More (2013-2014)
% Non Resident races
2%
-
Western Nebraska Community College Non Resident (2009-2012)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Western Nebraska Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NE All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.41 0.33
Western Nebraska Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,316 is less than the state average of $2,640. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $2,652 is less than the state average of $3,450. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,316 $2,640
Western Nebraska Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,652 $3,450
Western Nebraska Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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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Did You Know?
For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,640 per year for in-state students and $3,450 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,010 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 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is Vatterott College-Spring Valley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.