Central Community College

  • 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 6,354 students (29% 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 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.

Top Rankings

Central Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Nebraska for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 246 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Central Community College(NE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty246 staff20 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Central Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The Central Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 91% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,354 students1,288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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# Full-Time Students1,864 students228 students
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# Part-Time Students4,490 students1,060 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
545376
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
19%
12%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
74%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.420.50
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College Completion Rate
40%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$35,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,760 is less than the state average of $5,808. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $6,864. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,760$5,808
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,960$6,864
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,860$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Central Community College is Purdue University Global-Lincoln (84.5 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,808 per year for in-state students and $6,864 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,095 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Nebraska community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is Purdue University Global-Omaha. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.