Central Community College, located in Grand Island, Nebraska, was founded 1971 when the state legislature formed six community college areas that covered that state. Central Community College is one of the six areas formed, and is paid primarily through property tax by the twenty five counties the school serves. The school operates several campuses and educational centers that provide coverage and opportunities for residents. The three main campuses are located in Columbus, Grand Island, and Hasting, with the educational centers located in Holdrege, Kearney and Lexington. The school is dedicated to providing the best education possible for the 25 counties it serves, and the 300,000 residents residing in those counties.
As a comprehensive community college, Central Community College offers over 30 programs in order to meet the needs of students and residents of the CCC's service area. Career programs provide education and training in a particular, allowing for entry into the workforce as a qualified professional. Students enrolled in a given program will take traditional classroom courses and practical experience building courses that offer simulated environments that assist in the practice and perfection of methods and techniques required by the chosen field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency and assists in bolstering employer confidence when seeking employment.
College transfer programs facilitate academic growth by allowing students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. These programs fulfill necessary requirements for credit transfer, and if transferring to a public Nebraska college or university will find the process made easier through agreements in place that ease transfer admissions. Transfer to out of state or private institutions is also possible, though each school will have its own requirements and thus it is advised that students interested in such transfer meet with a counselor to develop an appropriate curriculum.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Central Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that admits any individual that is seeking post secondary educational opportunities and meets the minimum requirements for enrollment, specifically being 18 years of age or older or having a high school diploma or equivalent. Interested individuals should complete the application for admission, pay all fees, supply transcripts and standardized test scores, and take the placement exam if required. Students are also encouraged to participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to determine the extent of a student's needs and their aid program eligibility when constructing a financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,500-$3,000
- Out-of-State: $3,700-$4,428
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $82-$98 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $120-$150 per credit 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||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||71%||$3,565|
|Receiving Student Loans||34%||$4,556|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Central Community College may provide student services like:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Nebraska.
|Central Community College||Hall County||Nebraska|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Central Community College - Hastings Campus
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1966)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1977)
Campus: Central Community College
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1993)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Nebraska
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2010)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Central Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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 Central Community College.
- Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE (102 miles away)
- Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE (104 miles away)
- North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, KS (110 miles away)
- Mid - Plains Community College in North Platte, NE (115 miles away)
- Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE (138 miles away)