Graduates earn 327 degrees, certificates from Western Nebraska Community College


About 26.9 percent of the 327 degrees and certificates handed out by Western Nebraska Community College in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Scottsbluff conferred 58 associate's degrees and 30 certificates in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies. Data shows the school gave out 53 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies, followed by 46 certificates in lineworker and 29 certificates in licensed practical/vocational nurse training.

The college enrolled 1,905 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
29
29
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
23
-
23
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
10
-
10
Pre-Nursing Studies
8
-
8
Surgical Technology/Technologist
7
-
7
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
5
-
5
Athletic Training/Trainer
2
-
2
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
2
-
2
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
-
1
1
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
1
-
1
Pre-Veterinary Studies
-
-
-
Pre-Dentistry Studies
-
-
-
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
-
-
-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
-
-
-
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
58
30
88
26.9
Lineworker
11
46
57
Construction Trades total
11
46
57
17.4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
53
-
53
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
53
-
53
16.2
Business Administration and Management, General
25
-
25
Accounting
6
-
6
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
1
-
1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
32
-
32
9.8
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
5
10
15
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
2
5
7
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
1
5
6
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
8
20
28
8.6
Secondary Education and Teaching
6
-
6
Elementary Education and Teaching
6
-
6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
6
-
6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
2
-
2
Music Teacher Education
2
-
2
Education total
22
-
22
6.7
Computer and Information Sciences, General
10
7
17
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
10
7
17
5.2
Psychology, General
8
-
8
Psychology total
8
-
8
2.5
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
7
-
7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
7
-
7
2.1
Welding Technology/Welder
-
7
7
Precision Production total
-
7
7
2.1
Social Work
2
-
2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
2
-
2
0.6
Economics, General
1
-
1
Political Science and Government, General
1
-
1
Social Sciences total
2
-
2
0.6
Pre-Engineering
1
-
1
Engineering total
1
-
1
0.3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
1
-
1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
1
-
1
0.3
Spanish Language and Literature
1
-
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
1
-
1
0.3
History, Other
1
-
1
History total
1
-
1
0.3
Range Science and Management
-
-
-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
-
-
-
-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
-
-
-
-
Pre-Law Studies
-
-
-
Legal Professions and Studies total
-
-
-
-
Mathematics, General
-
-
-
Mathematics and Statistics total
-
-
-
-
Forestry, General
-
-
-
Natural Resources and Conservation total
-
-
-
-
Chemistry, General
-
-
-
Physics, General
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
-
-
-
-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
-
-
-
-

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