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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

To provide learning opportunities – enriching lives, invigorating communities, and changing futures.

Vision Statement

A leader in community college education with focus on student success, excellence in teaching, innovative and relevant programs and services, and collaborations supporting dynamic partnerships inside and outside the College.


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

Strategic 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 underserved in other educational settings. WNCC shall provide the following instructional and service priorities.
LB 239, 1993 Reg. Sess. (Nebraska 1993).