Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff, NE

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)

Western Nebraska Community College offers 209-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 34.1% are women, and 65.9% are men. 2% percents of international students. Western Nebraska Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western Nebraska Community College is 6372$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $7169 and $13241 per year. 25% of full-time Western Nebraska Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $27,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western Nebraska Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western Nebraska Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,821
$30,001 - $48,000$5,391
$48,001 - $75,000$7,239
$75,001 - $110,000$9,281



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 6266


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1045 of Western Nebraska Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 57 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western Nebraska Community College number 21 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Nebraska.

Students at Western Nebraska Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Western Nebraska Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Western Nebraska Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

25% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western Nebraska Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Western Nebraska Community College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Western Nebraska Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western Nebraska Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Nebraska.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1601 E 27Th St address in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Western Nebraska Community College with 0.22% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are robbery and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Western Nebraska Community College offers 209 programs in total: 164 are for Associate's degree, 42 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 54 universities in Nebraska state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree. Western Nebraska Community College is one of the few institutions in Nebraska that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance education programs that are offered in the Western Nebraska Community College: 12 are for Associate's degree and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Nebraska state average data to help you compare.


Western Nebraska Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1172 students with 35152 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Western Nebraska Community College

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Western Nebraska Community College is a party college. In the dorms when I would try to sleep at night I could hear students having sex. Sometimes it was consensual, other times left me wondering if it was. By the end of a semester it was guaranteed that girls would be pregnant. If you send your daughter to this college it is at her own risk. When I would try to study, the students were doing nothing but pulling practical jokes and getting rowdy. The "education" that they offer will not likely help you get a job. WNCC offers no classes regarding the trades (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry ect.). WNCC offers no program in regards to earning a journeymans or masters license in any of the fore mentioned trades. They only have wielding, car repair, and aircraft maintenance, that's it nothing else. The new stage is nothing but that, a stage. There is no use in all these upgrades because the education is subpar at best. As the old saying goes, if you buy cheap you get cheap. This college will not be producing any graduates that would be a benefit to Scottsbluff County and definitely not anywhere else. Don't waste your time.

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This school is a joke. If you are a student that is paying for your own schooling...go somewhere else. They do not communicate with their students about payments, bills, etc. none of that! They are horrible communicators and really do not seem like they have the best interest of their students at mind. They are very disorganized. Most of the classes they make you take don’t even transfer over to most four years. If you are thinking about going to school there, don’t stay In the dorms if you can, they are a waste of money. Due to the some factors like, the WiFi is horrible and the beds suck. I’m trying to do my homework and the WiFi doesn’t work most of the time. Your advisers don’t check with you to see how you’re doing throughout your time there. I was never even told who my adviser was until the next semester to pick classes! During my time there I didn’t not feel welcomed as a student. If I could go back I would have not enrolled at that school. Many times I would call the main campus for questions about statements on my account and they never answered my questions. They just danced around them. They would send me to another department and I’d get sent to voicemail, I’d leave a message with no call back! I’ve gotten attitude from many of the staff there for no reason! As a new student whose never done this college path, you think they’d be more helpful. Some of my teachers never Got back to me about assignments. Honestly, I could just go on with now awful this school is.. if I could give them a 0/10 I would. If I could go back and not enroll at this school..I would. If I were you, I’d take my money elsewhere if you have a choice!! This school may be “cheap” compared to others but wouldn’t you rather pay a little more for a school that cares about you? Cares about you succeeding? Is attentive, listens, and respectful?

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I have received one assiociate degree from this school, and I am working on another. This school is great all around, but especially to our veterans. The student veteran organization is top notch. Along with many other benifits for regular students. Their PTK program is recognized nation wide, not a common thing for community colleges. There are many recourses on campus that help you succeed, ie. the math and writing center. Every teacher I have had has put enormous amount of effort into helping students succeed. The work load is not too bad, but challenging enough to get a good education. The cafeteria has good food all the time, I have not found anything that I did not like. The library has an excellent selection of books and resources. They even borrow books you need from other places if requested. The admissions office make enrolling very easy, they also have people there to help fill out a FASFA . During tax time they have people that help fill out students taxes for FREE. Hands down one of the best community college in our state!!

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The staff is very helpful and the staff provide you with a excellent education. I really enjoyed my time there and would go back again in a heartbeat. I would highly recommend this college to everyone around me.

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I attended WNCC for one year and found the staff very help full and the technology is fairly up to date. So far this has been my favorite college (which I have transferred around a bit) by far. I would recommend anyone to go to WNCC!

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Location & Website

Address: 1601 East 27th Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3086353606

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wncc.edu

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