• 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 5,974 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 26%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,974 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,760
  • Out-state tuition: $3,960
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Central Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 608 teachers has grown by 147% over five years.
Central Community College
(NE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
608 staff
18 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 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Central Community College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,974 students
288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,761 students
219 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,213 students
914 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Central Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
342 students
295 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,761 students
219 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
14 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,213 students
914 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
553 students
357 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
19%
11%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
78%
74%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Central Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NE by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NE.
Diversity Score
0.35
0.43
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.99%
2.47%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Central Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.15%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,100
$35,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Central Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NE by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,760 is less than the state average of $4,615. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $5,803. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,760
$4,615
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,960
$5,803
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Central Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Central Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,250
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Central Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,040
$5,161
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Central Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
96%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Central Community College cost?

Central Community College's tuition is approximately $2,760 for In-State students and $3,960 for Out-State students.

What is Central Community College's ranking?

Central Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Nebraska for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,974 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,760
  • Out-state tuition: $3,960
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,615 per year for in-state students and $5,803 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 0.43, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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