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About WNCC

Small-college feel, big-time opportunity. At Western Nebraska Community College, we offer endless educational, training, and growth opportunities for our students, partners, and community members throughout our 12 ½-county service area in the Nebraska Panhandle.

What We Believe

Mission Statement

WNCC assures learning opportunities for all – enriching lives, invigorating communities, creating futures.

Vision Statement

To positively impact the education and well-being of every student, employer, and community member in the Nebraska Panhandle region.


  • Lifelong Learning
  • Student and Community Service
  • Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Respect for All People and Perspectives

Focus Areas

Student success, workforce readiness, and accessibility have long been the foundation of our guiding principles. In 2017, WNCC reaffirmed its commitment to those themes with the creation of the 2017 – 2022 Strategic Master Plan.

Service and Instructional Priorities

Western Nebraska Community College shall be a student centered, open access institution primarily devoted to quality instruction and public service, providing counseling and other student services intended to promote the success of a diverse student population, particularly those who have been traditionally under served in other educational settings. WNCC, individually and collectively, shall provide the following instructional and service priorities:
Passed by ninety-third Legislature, State of Nebraska 1993, and (LB 239).