Western Nebraska Community College

  • 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 1,825 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 104 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Nebraska Community College(NE) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty104 staff20 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Nebraska Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The Western Nebraska Community College diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,825 students1,288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:123:1
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# Full-Time Students765 students228 students
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# Part-Time Students1,060 students1,060 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
332376
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
22%
12%
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% Black
3%
6%
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% White
64%
69%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.540.50
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College Completion Rate
31%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,500$35,400
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,496 is less than the state average of $5,808. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $2,808 is less than the state average of $6,864. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,496$5,808
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Out-State Tuition Fees$2,808$6,864
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,960$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Western Nebraska Community College is Eastern Wyoming College (31.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,462 students | 31.10 Mi3200 West C St
    Torrington WY  82240
    (307) 532-8200
    31.101,462
  • 4,097 students | 79.30 Mi1400 E College Dr
    Cheyenne WY  82007
    (307) 779-00000000
    79.304,097
  • 1,492 students | 88.50 Mi100 College Avenue
    Sterling CO  80751
    (970) 521-6600
    88.501,492
  • WyoTech
    Private for-profit
    38 students | 106.80 Mi1889 Venture Drive
    Laramie WY  82070
    (307) 742-3776
    106.8038
  • 1,837 students | 111.30 Mi920 Barlow Road
    Fort Morgan CO  80701
    (970) 542-3100
    111.301,837
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Did You Know?
For Nebraska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,808 per year for in-state students and $6,864 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Nebraska is Purdue University Global-Omaha. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.