Southeast Community College (SCC) is a two-year community college providing higher education to the residents of 15 counties of Nebraska. Southeast Community College started in 1973 with the implementation of a statewide community college system. In 1971, a bill was passed which resulted in the amalgamation of all the junior colleges, state vocational/technical colleges, and the area technical schools within one system comprising two year institutions. The consolidation resulted in the establishment of eight community college areas and this number was eventually reduced to six.
Southeast Community College operates through main campuses in Beatrice, Milford, and Lincoln and has 20 other off-campus sites. The college has a total enrollment of approximately 11,900 students. Southeast Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.