Southeast Community College Area

  • Southeast Community College values the opportunity to provide quality career/technical and academic educational opportunities for the students, businesses and communities of our district.
School Highlights
  • Southeast Community College Area serves 9,392 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 19%.
  • Southeast Community College Area is one of 3 community colleges within Lancaster County, NE.
  • The nearest community college to Southeast Community College Area is Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus (3.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Southeast Community College Area places among the top 20% of community colleges in Nebraska for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 442 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Southeast Community College Area(NE) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty442 staff20 staff
Southeast Community College Area Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Southeast Community College Area has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southeast Community College Area diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,392 students1,769 students
Southeast Community College Area Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
Southeast Community College Area Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,572 students477 students
Southeast Community College Area Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,820 students1,292 students
Southeast Community College Area Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southeast Community College Area Enrollment Breakdown NE All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Southeast Community College Area Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Southeast Community College Area American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2013)
% Asian
Southeast Community College Area Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Southeast Community College Area Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Southeast Community College Area Black (2007-2016)
% White
Southeast Community College Area White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Southeast Community College Area More (2011-2016)
Southeast Community College Area Ethnicity Breakdown NE All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.33
Southeast Community College Area Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Southeast Community College Area Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$35,400
Southeast Community College Area Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,689 is less than the state average of $3,081. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,296 is less than the state average of $4,438. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,689$3,081
Southeast Community College Area In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,296$4,438
Southeast Community College Area Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%88%
Southeast Community College Area % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,294$11,675
Southeast Community College Area Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,125$5,500
Southeast Community College Area Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southeast Community College has three main campuses located in Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford. In addition, SCC educational centers are located in many communities within the 15-county SCC service area of southeast Nebraska. SCC-Lincoln is located in the state capital of Nebraska enrolling more than 7000 full and part time students in career/technical and Academic Transfer programs, as well as Nebraska Law Enforcement. Career/technical program areas include Business, Laboratory Science Technology, Construction, Electronic/Computer, Family & Consumer Science, Health, Manufacturing, Mass Media/Communication, and Transportation. An outstanding Continuing Education program provides technical, occupational and leisure classes to regional residents and businesses. At the SCC-Lincoln Campus, Continuing Education offers classrooms and labs for technical training for individuals and Workforce Development for employers. This training is customized to fit the needs of each business and is offered at convenient times and places for business employees. Many types of technical training, employee relations and other workshops and seminars are available. The Continuing Education Center is dedicated to professional development for business and industry. It features classrooms, computer labs, meeting rooms and an auditorium, and is designed for conferences, retreats, workshops, and seminars. Activities are an important part of your college experience. Explore new areas, learn leadership skills, and participate in a variety of activities. Southeast Community College offers many different choices from athletics to recreational activities to student organizations to intramurals. We strive to provide social, educational, recreational, and educational opportunities at SCC.

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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 $15,120 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Nebraska community colleges have a diversity score of 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is Vatterott College-Spring Valley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.