Central Community College

Tel: (308)398-4222
  • 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 6,377 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 19%.
  • Central Community College is the only community colleges within Hall County, NE.
  • The nearest community college is Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus (88.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 246 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Central Community College (NE) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 246 staff 20 staff
Central Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,377 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,377 students 1,356 students
Central Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 23:1
Central Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,121 students 384 students
Central Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 4,256 students 972 students
Central Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Community College Enrollment Breakdown NE All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
503 345
Central Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Central Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Central Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Central Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Central Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Central Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Central 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. 0.22 0.33
Central Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Central Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,100 -
Central Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,760 is less than the state average of $3,081. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $4,438. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,760 $3,081
Central Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,960 $4,438
Central Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86% 92%
Central Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $7,250 -
Central Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,482 -
Central Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,081 per year for in-state students and $4,438 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,206 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is Vatterott College-Spring Valley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.