CCC Enrollment Numbers Increase

September 5, 2018

Central Community College has announced that its total college-wide enrollment for the 2018 fall semester is 6,185, which is up from 5,874 students at the start of the 2017 fall semester. The total is an increase of 5 percent and comprises 2,942 on-campus students and 3,243 distance learning students.

CCC SignTotal enrollment includes on-campus and distance learning students at CCC’s campuses in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings and centers in Holdrege, Kearney and Lexington. While college-wide enrollment numbers are unduplicated, the campus breakdowns may vary due to some students taking classes from multiple campuses and centers.

At CCC-Columbus, on-campus enrollment is 863, while distance enrollment is 1,605 for a total of 2,468. That compares to 2,296 for the 2017 fall semester.

The number of on-campus students at CCC-Grand Island is 1,009 and the number of distance learning students stands at 1,653, totaling 2,662. At the same time last year, the total was 2,582.

At CCC-Hastings, there are 998 on-campus students and 1,311 distance learning students for a total of 2,309. For the 2017 fall semester, the total number was 2,324.

“We are very pleased that so many students are realizing Central Community College provides a high-quality and affordable education for students seeking immediate workplace skills as well as a place to begin a four-year degree,” said CCC President Dr. Matt Gotschall. “Additionally, our enrollments will continue to grow over the entire semester as we offer an increased number of workshops and customized training programs for individuals and business throughout the year.”

Among Central Community College’s centers, the Kearney Center saw the most significant increase. The on-campus student population stands at 417, while distance learning students total 368. The combined 785 students for the 2018 fall semester is up from 606 for the 2017 fall semester. The increased enrollment comes one year after the opening of the new 63,000-square-foot Kearney Center.