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Central Community College is a public institution located in Grand Island, Nebraska. Grand Island is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

1,846 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,700 Avg In-State Tuition

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Central Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Central Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#159 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#193 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Central Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Central Community College?


Contact details for Central Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3134 West Hwy 34, Grand Island, NE 68802-4903
Phone: 308-398-4222

Can I Afford Central Community College?

$2,700 In-State Tuition
34% Take Out Loans
12.1% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Central Community College students paid $90 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $135 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,700 $4,050
Fees $450 $450
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,500
On Campus Room and Board $6,718 $6,718
On Campus Other Expenses $2,346 $2,346

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Central Community College, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $4,094 a year. That adds up to $16,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Community College is 12.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Central Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,846 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,368 undergraduate students at Central Community College, with 1,846 being full-time and 4,522 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,846 full-time undergraduates at Central Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 57
Hispanic or Latino 466
White 1,276
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Over 18 countries are represented at Central Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Vietnam, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Central Community College

1,703 Took All Classes Online
2,837 Took At Least One Class Online
4.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,837 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Central Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Central Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Community College was 4.9%. This is the #1,305 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Central Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Central Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 12%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 27%
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 27%
Quality Control Technology 27%
Quality Control Technology/Technician 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Central Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Central Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Quality Control Technology/Technician #4
Quality Control Technology #10
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #58
Engineering Technologies #92
Health & Medical Administrative Services #213

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Central Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 136 11 12 159
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 98 17 26 141
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 101 15 25 141
Welding Technology/Welder 93 13 17 123
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 45 21 26 92
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 64 8 15 87
Electrician 60 13 11 84
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 49 6 18 73
Clinical/Medical Social Work 25 20 20 65
General Drafting & Design Technology/Technician 17 17 27 61
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 41 41
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 26 7 5 38
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 13 20 33
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 32 0 0 32
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 19 4 7 30
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 11 5 5 21
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 6 7 4 17
Medical/Clinical Assistant 9 7 0 16
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 16 0 16
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 11 0 11
Laboratory Technician 0 10 0 10
Quality Control Technology/Technician 7 1 1 9
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 0 9 9
Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician 2 0 0 2
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 800 223 289 1,312


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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