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

1,761 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,760 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.

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
#1 Best Value Heavy Equipment Maintenance Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Precision Production Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Central Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Schools College Factual
#10 Best Welding Technology/Welder Schools College Factual
#13 Best Precision Metal Working Schools College Factual
#15 Best Precision Production Schools College Factual
#19 Best Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Computer Science Degree
#55 Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools College Factual

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?

$2,760 In-State Tuition
27% Take Out Loans
17.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Central Community College students paid $92 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $138 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,760 $4,140
Fees $450 $450
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,500
On Campus Room and Board $6,824 $6,824
On Campus Other Expenses $2,364 $2,364

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Central Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,343 a year. That adds up to $17,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Community College is 17.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Central Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,761 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,974 undergraduate students at Central Community College, with 1,761 being full-time and 4,213 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,761 full-time undergraduates at Central Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 467
White 1,202
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

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

2,947 Took All Classes Online
4,139 Took At Least One Class Online
19.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,139 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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Central Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Community College was 19.6%. This is the #944 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
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 42%
Engineering Technologies 22%
Medical/Clinical Assistant 45%
Occupational Safety & Health Technology 50%
Quality Control Technology 44%
Quality Control Technology 45%

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 #5
Occupational Safety & Health Technology #7
Medical/Clinical Assistant #16
Quality Control Technology #17
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #43
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #98
Engineering Technologies #151
Health & Medical Administrative Services #359

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
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 104 21 26 151
Welding Technology/Welder 90 19 27 136
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 85 18 21 124
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 95 10 13 118
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 87 11 14 112
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 58 12 15 85
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 44 11 23 78
Electrician 48 14 12 74
General Drafting & Design Technology 21 20 21 62
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 42 4 8 54
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 51 51
Clinical/Medical Social Work 25 15 8 48
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 26 3 17 46
Medical/Clinical Assistant 20 9 0 29
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 26 0 0 26
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 20 0 20
Quality Control Technology 9 3 4 16
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 7 4 4 15
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 15 0 15
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 6 3 6 15
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 4 8 12
Laboratory Technician 0 9 0 9
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 2 4 6
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 2 3 5
Occupational Safety & Health Technology 2 1 1 4
TOTAL 795 230 286 1,311


*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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