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Central Community College Overview

Central Community College is a public institution located in Grand Island, Nebraska. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Central Community College Known For?

2,380 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Central Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 50% of the faculty were full-time.

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Central Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#70 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#150 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate 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
#1 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Central Community College?

Location of 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

How Do I Get Into Central Community College?

You can apply to Central Community College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Central Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Central Community College?

34% Take Out Loans
12.1% Loan Default Rate

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.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Central Community College

Gender Diversity

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

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Central Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Central Community College Undergraduate Students
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 9th 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 #1,674 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
Business Administration & Management 7%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Engineering Technologies 12%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 6%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 27%
Health Professions 25%
Human Development & Family Studies 6%
Library & Archives Assisting 40%
Library Science 40%
Quality Control Technology 27%

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
Library & Archives Assisting #10
Quality Control Technology #12
Library Science #42
Human Development & Family Studies #91
Business Support & Assistant Services #92
Engineering Technologies #112
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #113
Computer Information Systems #128
Health & Medical Administrative Services #246
Computer & Information Sciences #287
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #376
Liberal Arts General Studies #376

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 253 32 45 330
Business Administration & Management 125 78 100 303
Precision Metal Working 194 28 42 264
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 168 0 168
Agricultural Economics & Business 106 26 30 162
Computer Information Systems 55 18 27 100
Health & Medical Administrative Services 45 21 26 92
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 64 8 15 87
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 60 13 11 84
Human Development & Family Studies 24 34 22 80
Nursing 0 74 0 74
Building Management & Inspection 49 6 18 73
Design & Applied Arts 37 16 17 70
Mental & Social Health Services 25 20 20 65
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 17 17 27 61
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40 8 13 61
Business Support & Assistant Services 24 12 9 45
Dental Support Services 0 24 20 44
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 41 41
Ground Transportation 32 0 9 41
Culinary Arts 26 7 5 38
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 9 23 0 32
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 11 5 5 21
Allied Health Professions 6 7 4 17
Quality Control Technology 9 1 1 11
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 10 0 10
Library & Archives Assisting 5 0 0 5
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 1,216 657 507 2,380


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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