Western Nebraska Community College

Western Nebraska Community College

Western Nebraska Community College, also known as WNCC, was established in 1926, and is a community college located in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The campus of the college is spread across an area of 42,000 square feet. WNCC has two branches in Sidney and Alliance Nebraska. It was initially established as an extension to University of Nebraska and was called the Scottsbluff Junior College. It changed to its present name in the year 1991. The college offers a number of academic degrees. In addition, WNCC also offers programs in Adult basic Education, Occupational Study, Business and Individual Training.

WNCC's athletics department fields a number of men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports including basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, and soccer. They are nicknamed as the Cougars. The cougars participate in National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Western Nebraska Community College
1601 E 27th St
Scottsbluff , NE 69361-1899
General Phone: (308) 635-3606

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Western Nebraska Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45EMT paramedic, pre-nursing, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts42French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, library assistant, anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Business and Management36business management, accounting
Education and Teaching31elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, physical education teaching
Construction Trades12power transmission
Mechanics and Repair12autobody repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, mechanic and repair
Therapy and Counseling10psychology, physical therapy
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and safety
Beauty and Cosmetology7cosmetology
Family and Social Work7family and consumer science, food and nutrition, social work
Medical Support and Technology6dental hygienist, radiation therapist, clinical lab tech, pre-pharmacy
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Medical Administration4medical records tech
Engineering Technician3electronics tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2athletic trainer
Science2biology, chemistry
Production Trades1welding
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry
Art Studies0art studies
Medicine0pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree19052
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years4812
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01

Western Nebraska Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Nebraska Community College had a total enrollment of 2,233 students (1,810 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 28%
20-21 13%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

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

(International Students)3%
Puerto Rico1%

Western Nebraska Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 19 %

Western Nebraska Community College Room and Board (2007)

Western Nebraska Community College offers campus housing for 250 of its 1,810 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Scottsbluff, 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.

Western Nebraska Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,896
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,184
Room and board $ 4,940
Books and supplies $ 1,080
Other expenses $ 3,584

Financial Aid:
Western Nebraska Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 256000)

Western Nebraska Community College Faculty

Western Nebraska Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year3$55,0193$60,001
All faculty totalcalendar year3$55,0193$60,001

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year36$46,67131$45,706
All faculty totalacademic year36$46,67131$45,706

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

Western Nebraska Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports133043

Western Nebraska Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General

Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other


Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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Western Nebraska Community College Highlights

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What Sets Western Nebraska Community College Apart:

% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%Western Nebraska Community College % of degrees in medical administration
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Western Nebraska Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Western Nebraska Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 14%Western Nebraska Community College Number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Western Nebraska Community College % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Western Nebraska Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Male % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Western Nebraska Community College Male % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Western Nebraska Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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 Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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