Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.29 / 4.00
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
68

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
13

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
52

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
39

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Central Community College offers access to many different programs such as Health Education Laddering Program, Trio, EducationQuest, and the association with the Nebraska Workforce Department.
The staff of the Academic Success Centers provide Academic Skill Builder Workshops for students who, following assessment, want to work on their skills to improve their placement scores outside of a traditional foundations course and at an affordable cost.
Student activities also provides students in need access to an on-campus food pantry and hygiene pantry. Support for those students who may need assistance accessing transportation in the form of gas cards. The Grand Island and Colombus campuses also offer bike-sharing, where students may use bikes freely and as needed. Additionally, there is a donated coat and cold-weather clothing rack available to those who might be in need of warm clothing during the winter months.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Veterans and Military Resource Centers (VMRC) at Central Community College are designed to recognize and support veteran and military students as they transition from military to student life. With the mission to support student veterans and their families, the VMRC provides resources, information and a true veteran network for success in the classroom and ultimately in life.

The Academic Success Centers (ASC) on each campus offer a variety of services designed to help students achieve their educational goals, including tutoring services at no cost. The ASC also assists students in improving reading, writing, language and math skills to the level that college coursework demands. All services are available to currently enrolled CCC students taking courses either on-campus, through a distance-learning setting, or online.

The TRIO/Student Support Services (TRIO/SSS) program helps college students achieve their educational goals. We help students graduate! Some services available to qualified and accepted students include:

Course selection advising
Tuition-free college success class
Financial education and scholarship assistance
Transfer assistance to four-year institutions
Textbook lending library


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid?
Source: 2020 CollegeBoard data H2i
68% need met of FTFT Freshmen

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt?
Source: 2020 CollegeBoard data
13% FTFT freshmen graduated without student loan debt

Percentage of entering students that are low-income?
Source: 2018-19 IPEDS Student Financial Aid section
Fall 2017 cohort
52% of FTFT students receiving Pell (289 out of 561 full-time, first-time, degree/ certificate-seeking)

Graduation/success rate for low-income students?
Source: 2018-19 IPEDS Student Financial Aid section
Fall 2017 cohort
Of those 289 FTFT students receiving Pell grants, 39% (112 out of 289) completed an award by Feb. 2020

https://www.cccneb.edu/veterans

https://www.cccneb.edu/asc

https://www.cccneb.edu/pantry

https://www.cccneb.edu/projecthelp

https://www.cccneb.edu/trio

http://catalog.cccneb.edu/content.php?catoid=37&navoid=3547

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