Chadron State College
Chadron State College

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Two Colleges, One Panhandle.

The Panhandle Advantage is a collaborative effort between Western Nebraska Community College and Chadron State College. Students complete a two-year associate’s degree at WNCC and transfer to CSC to complete a bachelor’s degree in as little as two years.

WNCC and CSC believe in collaboration and seek to enrich lives, invigorate the regional communities they serve, and develop learners. In addition to developing academic programs that create a four-year academic experience for students, the two colleges are working together to further assist transfer students, while embarking on other collaborative items such as recruiting, advising, financial aid, campus resources, and retention efforts.


  • Affordable, high-quality education
  • Available completely online
  • Access to faculty and staff
  • Personalized Advising
  • Easy transfer process
  • Scholarships

Seamlessly transfer your two-year WNCC associate’s degree to complete a CSC bachelor’s degree



Two Year Associate's Degree

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Bachelor's Degree


Business Administration Business
Business (Accounting) Business (Accounting)
Business (Management Information Systems) Business (Business Information Systems)
Early Childhood Education Education
Elementary Education Elementary Education
Human Services Family & Consumer Sciences, Social Work (pending)
Criminal Justice Justice Studies
Psychology Psychological Sciences

Western Nebraska Community College

Western Nebraska Community College, located in Scottsbluff, Alliance, and Sidney, offers endless educational, training, and growth opportunities for students, partners, and community members through our 12 1/2-county service area in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Chadron State College

Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year, regionally-accredited college in the western half of Nebraska. As a public institution with its roots in teacher education, Chadron State takes pride in its accessibility and affordability. Chadron State and its curriculum has grown to offer programs and courses in 52 majors and endorsements and eight master’s degree programs.

“The Panhandle Advantage provides unprecedented access to high-quality, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities from Western Nebraska Community College and Chadron State throughout our region and beyond. Learners can obtain the education they desire and maintain the advantages they have come to enjoy by living in the Nebraska Panhandle.” 

Dr. Randy Rhine
CSC President




  • 8-week courses all online
  • 6 entry points throughout the year
  • 17:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

CSC’s Business Academy is committed to fostering a high-quality education for students while keeping tuition and costs low.

All WNCC graduates with an associate’s degree and qualifying GPA are eligible for two-year scholarships to CSC.

The Business Administration program provides students a variety of options, including:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Information Systems
  • Certified Public Accountant Path
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Chadron State helped me be diligent and more independent and gave me opportunities and the smaller classes encouraged collaboration and growth.

Katelyn Strode
Compliance Supervisor, SS&C Technologies

Elementary Education



  • Courses available online
  • 17:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

CSC’s Education program is dedicated to educate and develop qualified teachers to make a difference in students’ lives.

All WNCC graduates with an associate’s degree and qualifying GPA are eligible for two-year scholarships to CSC.

The classes set you up for success and made you think outside of the box. The best thing that helped me was the outside of class work, where we went out into the schools or community to assist and see how the people that we may someday be working with handle the careers we wanted to go into.

Staysha Adams
Jefferson Elementary School, North Platte