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Southeast Community College, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, serves over ten thousand students annually through its three campuses, and 20 off campus sites located through fifteen counties in southeast Nebraska. The college began operation in 1973, though the Milford campus of the school dates to 1941 when it was known as Nebraska Unicameral, and was meant to meet the states employment and occupation needs. A bill in 1971 forced area, technical, junior college, and vocational schools to merge, and established six technical community college service areas and is today the community college system of Nebraska. The school is dedicated to providing quality education and opportunities for its students, ensuring that all services, programs and facilities meet the needs of the modern student.
Southeast Community College offers a large number of programs that allow students to pursue academic transfer or career training opportunities freely. Academic transfer programs allows students to complete the first two years of a four year education followed by applying to four year institutions in order to transfer one's credits and earn a bachelor's degree.Students wishing to transfer will have to meet the varying requirements for their desired schools, and as such it is recommended they meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that best meets the student's desired school or schools transfer criterion.
Career training programs help students develop the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce in their desired field of study. Students will take a combination of classroom, theoretical and practical courses that allows for the development and application of methods and ideas in controlled settings. This allows students to gain experience and training for real world applications of their knowledge. Students will earn a degree or certificate that demonstrates competency after one to two years of study, depending on the program. Graduates of such programs may seek employment at the entry level.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Southeast Community College may do so by meeting the minimum requirements for admission, supplying a completed application and paying all associated fees. Students should also submit transcripts and test scores if available and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration if lacking one or both. Students are encouraged to attend new student orientation in order to familiarize themselves with the campus. Additionally, students should make an appointment with a counselor prior to registration to help in the choice of program enrollment and develop a curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Individuals in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school's financial aid department to determine aid program eligibility and financial need. Students may be chosen at random to provide additional financial information which will be used to compare to the FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy. All aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year due the possibility of changing financial circumstances for the student from year to year.
Clubs and Organizations
Southeast Community College is home to a number of clubs and organizations that allow students to participate and develop a variety of social, cultural, academic or personal interests. Clubs and organizations are sponsored by the school and each has its own schedule for meetings and events. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more clubs, as they allow for the development of pre-existing interests or the growth and exploration of more recent ones. Clubs and organizations are also a good forum for socializing, allowing like minded individuals to meet and form bonds outside of a classroom setting.
Clubs and organizations include:
- Agribusiness Club
- Horticulture Club
- Rodeo Club
- Skills USA
- SCC Amateur Radio Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
- Out-of-State: $3,000-$3,592
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $54-$65 per unit
- Out-of-State: $67-$80 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||79%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$2,222|
|Receiving Student Loans||78%||$3,264|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 11%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Southeast Community College may offer services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Southeast Community College compared to community colleges in Nebraska, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Southeast Community College||Lancaster||Nebraska|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1980)
- Dental Assistant Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1964)
- Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 2011)
- Radiology Technician Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1977)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southeast Community College.
- Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE (49 miles away)
- Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA (54 miles away)
- Highland Community College in Highland, KS (97 miles away)
- Central Community College in Grand Island, NE (102 miles away)
- Manhattan Area Technical College in Manhattan, KS (112 miles away)