Southeast Community College
continues to receive national accolades as the website www.createacareer.org
ranks SCC the 21st best community college in the United States.
There are approximately 1,200
community colleges in the nation.
The website, which provides career
information, occupations and best careers and college degrees, revealed its
rankings in late 2013.
The site selected the schools based
on an evaluation of several studies and ratings of community colleges located
throughout the nation. It looked at factors such as student retention rates,
percentage of students who graduate or transfer to another school within three
years, student-to-faculty ratios, student support, the types of programs provided,
and the schools’ reputation.
Dr. Jack Huck, SCC president, said
the latest ranking “validates the excellent work the College has completed.”
“We have accomplished many great
things,” Huck said, “and it’s nice to be ranked among the nation’s elite
institutions. But we always strive to improve what we’re doing, and that is
serving constituents in our 15-county area and our students.”
The site says this about SCC:
“Southeast Community College –
Lincoln located in Lincoln, Nebraska, offers three campuses and over 20
“Southeast Community College –
Lincoln ranked #8 in the 2012 CNN Money community colleges list. Southeast
Community College ranked #8 in a list of 786 community colleges in the United
States for Student Success Rates, based on graduation and retention statistics.
The community college included in the top 120 U.S. community colleges by the
Aspen Institute in 2011 and in 2013.
“For eight consecutive years
Southeast Community College – Lincoln has the most graduates of any school in
the United States in Precision Production fields (computer aided design,
machine tool technology, manufacturing engineering technology and drafting).
“The junior college emphasizes
global education, offering global perspectives for its courses to help prepare
students to work in a global environment.
“Southeast Community College
provides Associate of Arts Degrees, Associate of Applied Science Degrees and
Associate of Science Degrees. The community college also offers certificates
“Students have more than 50
programs to choose from. Southeast Community College also provides over 10
online study programs and over than 300 courses.
“Southeast Community College’s
Continuing Education Program provides an array of courses, workshops and
seminars for people of all ages. The school also operates a nationally-renown
Entrepreneurship Center which provides a business incubator for new and growing
SCC has campuses in Beatrice,
Lincoln and Milford and serves a 15-county area of southeast Nebraska.
The www.createacareer.org site also said
this about community colleges:
“Community colleges serve almost
half of all undergraduate students in the United States. Community colleges
play a vital role in developing the workforce and preparing students to enroll
at four-year colleges. Community colleges provide vocational programs and
academic transfer programs.
“Community colleges are also known
as junior colleges, city colleges or technical colleges.
“Community colleges are mostly
two-year public institutions providing associate’s degrees, diplomas and
certificates. Often students can complete a certificate program in one year or
“Community colleges prepare a
large number of the nation’s police officers, nurses, paramedics and
“Due to the strong partnerships
many community colleges have with business and industry, students at community
colleges often use cutting-edge equipment in their courses.
“Community colleges provide career-focused programs
not available at four-year colleges.”