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

    Role and Mission Western Nebraska Community College shall be a student centered, open access institution primarily devoted to quality instruction and public service, providing counseling and other student services intended to promote the success of a diverse student population, particularly those who have been traditionally under served in other educational settings. Western Nebraska Community College, individually and collectively, shall provide the following instructional and service priorities: Applied Technology Education Including Associate of Applied Science degrees (AAS), Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS), diplomas, certificates, professional skills awards, and coursework to qualify individuals for entry into employment or to enable individuals to remain current, to upgrade skills, or to acquire new skills; Transfer Education Including liberal arts and sciences associate degrees (AA and AS) comprising course work which is comparable to the course work of the first two years of a bachelors degree program and applied technology degrees comprising course work which may be applicable to the course work of the first two years of a bachelors degree program; Developmental Education Including remedial programs, developmental programs, Adult Basic Education, General Education Development (GED) preparation, English Literacy Programs (ELP), and refresher courses.; Adult Continuing Education Including career related programs and services for professional certification or improvement; Economic and Community Development including customized training programs developed for businesses and communities to meet needs such as occupational assessment, job training, and job upgrading and other programs and services that are within the scope of the Colleges expertise; Public Service Including vocational and personal development courses and activities not specifically identified in other priorities; Applied Research Limited to the enhancement of the instructional programs, student achievement, institutional effectiveness, and public service activities or related to faculty professional development. Passed by ninety-third Legislature, State of Nebraska 1993, and (LB 239).


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • 2-4 years certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 56%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 9,763
    Native American 71.0
    Asian 102.0
    African American 159.0
    Hispanic 575.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,219
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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