Name: Central Community College
President/CEO: Greg P. Smith
Cities: Columbus, Grand Island, and Hastings
Campus Settings: Rural
Year Established: 1966
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 7,527
Part Time: 62.5%
Full Time: 37.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.0%
Native American: 0.4%
Greg P. Smith
Quote from the President
“Central Community College is a learning college focused on student access and student success. CCC has an extraordinary number of collaborative partnerships. We strongly believe in and practice information-informed decision-making and public accountability. CCC is an NCA AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) participant and has participated in the CCSSE, CCFSSE, and NCCBP many times. CCC is one of the few colleges that has participated in the American Association of Community College's Voluntary Framework of Accountability pilot project, signed the College Completion Challenge, signed the SEED commitment, and signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
- Central Community College is successfully implementing a $9.5-million health profession opportunity grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prepare 1,600 low-income individuals for careers in healthcare professions.
- Through USAID/HED, CCC has a joint grant with Bahrain Polytechnic to strengthen the capacity of the college through the promotion of entrepreneurship.
- Veterans Resource Centers are available on each of CCC’s three campuses, thanks to a three-year, $393,993 Central to Veteran Student Success grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The college was named a top 15 percent Military Friendly School for 2012 by G.I. Jobs magazine.
- CCC’s newest program is occupational therapist assistant, the only program of its type in Nebraska. The program’s first graduating class in 2011 averaged a $41,000 starting salary.