Central Community College

Grand Island, NE 68802
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Central Community College is located in Grand Island, Nebraska. This two-year public college originally opened back in 1966. Since this time, the college has continued to grow to meet the evolving needs of the community. The college has three campuses in the area and all of them are designed to provide students with a safe learning environment. The school offers more than 30 career and technical programs that can lead students toward exciting careers. There are also several associate degree options and some courses will allow students to earn diplomas.

The Central Community College nursing program is designed to help students become either an LPN or an RN. Those who enroll in the nursing education program will receive a diploma upon the successful completion of the first two semesters. At this time, students will be able to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam or they can choose to continue on to pursue the associate degree. There is also a program for existing LPNs who want to pursue becoming an RN. The curriculum of the nursing programs involves classroom experiences, as well as state of the art simulation methods. This nursing program is fully approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and it is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students6,082
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 77
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 30
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 89.5%
  • NCLEX-RN: 80.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1980 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1993 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$88/credit
In State Students$88/credit
Out of State Students$132/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,960 $3,960 $5,940
ADN 70 $6,160 $6,160 $9,240
BSN 125 $11,000 $11,000 $16,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Central Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 59% $3,935
Other Federal Grant 5% $510
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $560
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 33% $778
Federal Student Loans 38% $4,063
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,709
$30,001 to $48,000$6,910
$48,001 to $75,000$9,054
$75,001 to $110,000$11,047
Over $110,000$11,349

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nebraska state board of nursing.
Central Community College
3134 West Hwy 34
Grand Island, NE 68802

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