Central Community College

Central Community College

Central Community College, or CCC, was founded in 1971 and is one of six community college areas in Nebraska, United States. The college is governed by an 11-member Board of Governors that is elected by voters in the 25 county service area. The college is a multi-campus community college. The main campus is situated in Grand Island and covers 15 acres. Other campuses are situated in Columbus and Hastings.

CCC offers more than 30 career and technical education programs with a focus on degree, diploma, and certificate programs. It also offers an academic transfer program for students who want to complete the first two years of a bachelors degree before transferring to a fout-year college or university.

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Central Community College
3134 West Hwy 34
Grand Island , NE 68802-4903
General Phone: (308) 398-4222

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Central Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair293HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Business and Management229business management, vehicle parts marketing
Computer Science and Engineering139computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine136registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades133electrician, building inspection and management
Liberal Arts130liberal arts and sciences
Engineering Technician127electronics tech, quality control tech, drafting
Office and Administration118administrative assistant
Family and Social Work99child care management
Medical Support and Technology62dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, medical lab tech
Production Trades55machinist, welding
Therapy and Counseling49clinical social work
Media40digital communications
Medical Administration28health care facilities management, medical records tech
Agricultural Science and Management25agricultural management
Photography and Commercial Art24commercial art
Landscaping and Horticulture20applied horticulture
Law14legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and safety
Cooking and Culinary Arts4restaurant and catering management

Number of programs and degrees for Central Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year80226
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years37027
Associate's degree56033

Central Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Community College had a total enrollment of 6,531 students (3,821 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 1%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 22%
20-21 13%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Central Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 33 %

Central Community College Room and Board (2007)

Central Community College offers campus housing for 389 of its 3,821 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Grand Island, Nebraska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nebraska Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Central Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,190
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,180
Room and board $ 4,688
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,980

Financial Aid:
Central Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2099500)

Central Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year76$48,98779$48,726
All faculty totalacademic year76$48,98779$48,726

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01111

Central Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical/Medical Social Work

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What Sets Central Community College Apart:

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Top 9%Central Community College Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Central Community College % of degrees in media
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 11%Central Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
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Top 12%Central Community College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 12%Central Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in engineering technician
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Top 17%Central Community College % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 17%Central Community College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 18%Central Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% students 40 years or older
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Top 20%Central Community College % students 40 years or older

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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