Nebraska Christian College (NCC) is a private, non-profit Christian college located in Papillion, Nebraska. It was established in 1945 for the purpose of teaching and training young people to serve Christian churches. This includes preparing students to become missionaries, leaders or staff in church-related organizations, and staff and ministry positions in Christian churches. The college is affiliated with the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.
NCC is a non-denominational but is associated with the Stone-Campbell Movement. It believes in the absolute authority of the Bible. It likewise believes in autonomy of the individual local church government, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper on a weekly basis, and the fulfillment of the Great Commission in accordance with the Bible. Its motto is “Know Christ and Make Him Known”.
Being a Bible College from the very start, Nebraska Christian College offers degree programs in the Bible. Programs of Study include Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Interpretation, Children’s Ministry, Christian Thoughts and Humanities, Family Life and Counseling Ministry, Marketplace Ministry, Preaching Ministry, Student Ministry, World Missions, and Worship Arts. All Bachelor of Arts Programs have a major in Bible. The Bachelor of Theological degree is offered to students interested in obtaining an extra year of study in Bible and Theology. Students enrolled in bachelor degree programs are typically interested in vocational ministry or a graduate/seminary degree.
Basic educational grounding in Biblical Studies, Ministry Studies and General Studies can be obtained through an associate’s degree. Offered programs of study include Bible-Based Teaching Education, Christian Ministry, and General Studies. Students can expect to evenly divide their learning time at NCC between Biblical Studies, Ministry Studies and General Studies regardless of which degree program is chosen. Upon completion of their programs, graduates are expected to be able to lead and serve. Students will also get to experience slightly different learning methods through the Week of Ministry, Internships, and Mentored Ministry.
Full-time students living on campus pay an estimated educational cost of $ 17,800.00 per year inclusive of tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees. Students enrolled in consecutive semesters for four (4) years can avail of the One Price Plan where they are assured of no increase in tuition fee expenses until the degree completion. Part-time students pay $ 400.00 per credit hour plus a mandatory fee of $ 700.00 per semester. Optional expenses include Athletic, Choir, Private Music Lessons, Books, and Practice Room Fee.
Financial aid may be provided through institutionalized scholarship programs such as the President’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Leading Courageously Scholarship, Loving Compassionately Scholarship, Communicating Clearly Scholarship, and Transfer Scholarship. It can also come in the form of grants such as the NCC Travel Grant, and the Need-Based Grant or outside scholarships offered by local social organizations, church, philanthropic and business organizations. Other possible sources of scholarships include parents’ employers and high school guidance office.
NCC is a member of the Association of Christian College Athletic (ACCA) and the Midwest Christian College Conference. It fields its athletic teams known as the Parsons in men’s basketball and women’s volleyball. There are no sports scholarship programs in NCC.
Total student population is approximately 146, 43% of which are women and 57% are men. Foreign students come from 4 other countries. Ninety percent (90%) of the student body are residents. Student services core values include care, character, community, conduct and consistency.