Western Nebraska Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,496
4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,083
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,722
43% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
25.9%
82 Graduates

About

Western Nebraska Community College is a higher education institution located in Scotts Bluff County, NE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Nebraska Community College were .

In 2019, 300 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Nebraska Community College. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (194 degrees), 4.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Nebraska Community College is $2,496, which is $−5,328 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Nebraska Community College is $2,496, which is $−5,328 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,083.

In 2019, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,496
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Western Nebraska Community College was $2,496. The cost of tuition at Western Nebraska Community College is $−5,328 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,083
2019 Value
8.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Western Nebraska Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,083. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Western Nebraska Community College grew by 8.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,766
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Nebraska Community College was of $6,766 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.61% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
14%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Western Nebraska Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 10.4% with respect to 2018, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
16.3%
2017 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Western Nebraska Community College was 16.3%, which represents 33 out of the 203 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Western Nebraska Community College has a total enrollment of 1,722 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Nebraska Community College is 740 students and the part-time enrollment is 982. This means that 43% of students enrolled at Western Nebraska Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Nebraska Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.6% White, 23.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Black or African American, 1.92% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.28% Asian, 0.29% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Western Nebraska Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.4%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Nebraska Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,722 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Nebraska Community College is 740 and the part-time enrollment is 982. This means that 43% of students enrolled at Western Nebraska Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Western Nebraska Community College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Western Nebraska Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,095
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    407
  3. Black or African American
    46

The enrolled student population at Western Nebraska Community College is 63.6% White, 23.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Black or African American, 1.92% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.28% Asian, 0.29% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 48 students (2.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 44 more women than men received degrees from Western Nebraska Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Nebraska Community College is white (194 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Nebraska Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Nebraska Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (25 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (29 degrees), and Precision Production (12 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Nebraska Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,469,147 people), Registered nurses (1,412,672 people), Secondary school teachers (479,689 people), Education administrators (258,321 people), and Special education teachers (209,910 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Nebraska Community College are Construction (25 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (29 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), Health (112 degrees), and Protective Services (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Nebraska Community College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Western Nebraska Community College are Construction (25 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (29 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), Health (112 degrees), and Protective Services (11 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Nebraska Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,811,995 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,542,624 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (382,362 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (322,689 people), and Outpatient care centers (265,549 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Nebraska Community College are Construction (25 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (29 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), Health (112 degrees), and Protective Services (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Western Nebraska Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Nebraska Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

128
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
172
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Western Nebraska Community College, which is 0.744 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (172).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Western Nebraska Community College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Western Nebraska Community College in Lineworker, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Western Nebraska Community College in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 29 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Western Nebraska Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Nebraska Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    194 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Nebraska Community College is white (194 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

1.67% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    116 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    78 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Nebraska Community College is white female (116 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (78 degrees).

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Operations

Western Nebraska Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.03M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $339k (6.74%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Western Nebraska Community College had a total salary expenditure of $32.5M. Western Nebraska Community College employs 63 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Nebraska Community College are Male No academic ranks (32), Female No academic ranks(31), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Nebraska Community College are: Management, with 32 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.03M
2019 Endowment
29%
decline from 2018

Western Nebraska Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.03M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Nebraska Community College declined 29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $729k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Western Nebraska Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.7M
2019 Salaries
6.61%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Western Nebraska Community College paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($32.5M) and a 6.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.31% decline from 2017 and a 3.13% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.03M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2019, Western Nebraska Community College paid a total of $4.03M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Nebraska Community College were No academic rank with 63 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Nebraska Community College were Management with 32 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Nebraska Community College was Male No academic rank with 32 employees, Female No academic rank with 31 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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