Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at WNCC are primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 34% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Western Nebraska Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 66%
Black 3%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 0%
International 6%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at Western Nebraska Community College with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WNCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Western Nebraska Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Western Nebraska Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 703
Women 1,122

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

WNCC serves a low number of students outside of Nebraska, with 63 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Western Nebraska Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 63%
Out of State 30%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,958 per year

43% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,825
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.1%
Part time Undergrads 37.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181817 IPEDS survey data for Western Nebraska Community College.