- 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.
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)
Western Nebraska Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:
The teacher population of 233 teachers has grown by 124% over five years.
Western Nebraska Community College
(NE) Community College Avg.
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
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 grown by 6% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
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
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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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