Higher Education



Located in the panhandle of Nebraska, Western Nebraska Community College has three campus locations in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney, Western Nebraska Community College offers all the advantages of a small college, but with the experiences of a large university. With 28 student organizations, unlimited activities, and Cougar Athletics, you’ll find it easy to get involved and stay involved as you advance toward an exciting future that is uniquely your own!

Interested in working toward a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree? WNCC has articulation agreements with each of the following educational institutions which allow the Associate of Occupational Studies degree to transfer seamlessly into specific degree programs. Each institution also offers online programs geared toward working professionals.



University of Nebraska Medical Center – In advancement of knowledge, in service to health, in care for people, there is but one standard here: constant, uncompromising excellence.

Join a culture of nursing leadership that fosters personal, professional and scholarly growth in an exceptional learning environment within a world-class health science center. This is a pivotal era for nursing — an exciting time filled with open doors.

  • A nationwide nursing shortage means nurses are needed now more than ever and with increasing demand resulting from healthcare reform, the deficit won’t end soon.
  • Health care reform has cast a bright spotlight on fundamentals — health promotion, illness prevention, wider access to basic care, care coordination, and more affordable costs — all of which describe the core mission of nurses since Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
  • Wide commitment to elevating care quality, patient safety and evidence-based practice creates new opportunities for nurses to contribute to population health.

Come learn with us, work with us and become an alumnus of a top-tier College of Nursing pledged to making a measurable difference in people’s health.



Most Nebraskans aren’t aware of how much Extension is supporting them on a daily basis, in almost every area of their life. Many are aware of the services Extension provides to the agricultural community, but Extension provides expertise and know-how to sectors as diverse as nutrition, health care, and technology.

From border to border, Nebraska Extension is making an incredible impact on the success of our state — its youth, its families, its farms and ranches, its communities, its economy.