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  • Creative Center students earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in only three years. Utilizing art-specialized education and classes five days per week, students complete more credit hours per semester.In short, Creative Center students can graduate and be employed in a job they love - sooner.

School Highlights

The Creative Center serves 40 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Creative Center ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
The Creative Center
(NE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
10 staff
233 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The Creative Center has declined by 66% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The The Creative Center diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
40 students
1,722 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
39 students
740 students
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# Part-Time Students
1 students
982 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
536 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
4%
14%
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% Black
n/a
5%
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% White
74%
68%
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% Two or more races
7%
3%
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% Non Resident races
9%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
6%
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Diversity Score
0.44
0.51
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,400
$35,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
90%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$10,750
$4,500
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Acceptance Rate
96%
96%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

Enrollment and Acceptance Steps: The Creative Center accepts applications from students who attend public, private, or homeschool high school venues. In order to enroll, students must have or be on track to receive their high school diploma or its equivalent. Students can be conditionally accepted with an in-progress high school transcript, however, in order to be fully accepted, an official high school transcript or its equivalent must be filed at the Creative Center. The enrollee is responsible for providing the final, official high school transcript.
  • Step 1: Enrollment Procedure: To reserve a place at the Creative Center, the prospective student must visit the campus. During the campus visit: 1) An Admissions Coordinator will conduct a one-time personal interview to explain the enrollment process and eligibility. 2) We will tour the campus. (NOTE: All applicants under the age of 24 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the interview and tour.) 3) When students enroll they must complete an enrollment agreement and application form, and provide a $200 enrollment fee and a $100 application fee. (NOTE: If accepted, the Application Fee is non-refundable, and the $200 Enrollment Fee will be applied to the tuition. The full $300 is refunded if the student is denied acceptance.) NOTE: At this time the student must decide whether to enroll into the AOS or both the AOS and BFA programs. If the student chooses to enroll into the BFA program at a later date, an additional enrollment fee will take effect, however, an application or portfolio will not be required.
  • Step 2: Acceptance Procedure: After enrolling, prospective students must submit the following four (4) items to the Creative Center for acceptance: 1) A Portfolio (see Portfolio Requirements, page 17, for details). 2) A one-page letter explaining why the student wishes to attend the Creative Center. 3) A letter of recommendation, preferably from a high school art teacher. 4) A final, official, high school transcript or GED results. (A current high school transcript can be submitted if the student is still attending.) NOTE: Students who provide GED results may also be asked to provide an official high school transcript.
  • Step 3: Acceptance and Scholarship Notification: After the acceptance committee has reviewed the application, they will determine if the student can be accepted. Students who have submitted a final, official transcript are eligible for acceptance. Students who have submitted a current transcript and are still attending high school are eligible for conditional acceptance. Once accepted (in either capacity) the student will receive an acceptance packet by mail. At this time the student will also be notified of any scholarships from the Creative Center. Students who are conditionally accepted must submit a final, official transcript to the Creative Center before they will be accepted and allowed to attend classes. NOTE: The full $300 is refunded if for any reason a student is denied acceptance.
  • Step 4: Financial Aid: Once the Creative Center has mailed the acceptance packet, students and their parents/guardians must call the Financial Aid Office to make an appointment. The Financial Aid Office will provide a list of certain items to be brought to this meeting. Please bring the information pertaining to the parent(s)/guardian with whom the student lived most during the previous calendar year.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Douglas County, NE community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Douglas County, NE is CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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