1601 East 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Western Nebraska Community College is a comprehensive community college committed to serving the residents of western Nebraska with higher education and lifelong learning opportunities. The faculty, staff, and the Board of Governors seek to provide leadership in education while responding to the identified needs of area residents by providing high quality educational programs and support services that are accessible to all who can benefit from them.

School Highlights

Western Nebraska Community College serves 1,625 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 26%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,625 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,496
  • Out-state tuition: $2,808
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 233 teachers has grown by 124% over five years.
Western Nebraska 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
233 staff
18 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Nebraska Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Western Nebraska Community College diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,625 students
1,133 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
711 students
219 students
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# Part-Time Students
914 students
914 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
105 students
295 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
711 students
219 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
14 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
914 students
914 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
336 students
357 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
20%
11%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
64%
74%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
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% Non Resident races
8%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.55
0.43
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
47%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.15%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,500
$35,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,496 is less than the state average of $4,615. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $2,808 is less than the state average of $5,803. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,496
$4,615
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$2,808
$5,803
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,203
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$5,161
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
96%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Western Nebraska Community College is known for providing students with a great education at an affordable price. Since opening its doors in 1926, WNCC has provided high quality educational opportunities for students of all ages from around the world. Today, WNCC offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs through a semester system. WNCC remains committed to vocational and academic excellence and prepares students for success in the real world. WNCC's main campus is located in Scottsbluff, NE, on the western edge of the Nebraska panhandle. The Sidney Center is located 70 miles south of the main campus in Sidney, NE. The Scottsbluff Campus main structure is comprised of three classroom areas, an academic computing center, a theatre/music area, a 2,201 seat gymnasium, and a comprehensive library, and interactive video distance learning classrooms. Pioneer Hall is a three-level residence hall for both male and female students. Attached to this facility is the Pioneer Activity Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Western Nebraska Community College cost?

Western Nebraska Community College's tuition is approximately $2,496 for In-State students and $2,808 for Out-State students.

What is Western Nebraska Community College's ranking?

Western Nebraska Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Nebraska for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,625 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,496
  • Out-state tuition: $2,808
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • 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 lower than the national average of 0.70. 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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