Best Colleges in Nebraska

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Nestled in the Great Plains and bordered by the Missouri River, the Cornhusker State is a major national producer of beef, corn, pork and soybeans. Home to 20 private and public universities and colleges, Nebraska boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, at 3.6%.* Major colleges in Nebraska offer robust programs in agriculture and agribusiness, economics, and engineering to train students in fields where careers flourish in this Midwestern gem of a state.

In addition to several campuses of major institutions, the largest cities in Nebraska include Omaha and Lincoln, with populations of approximately 409,000 and 258,000, respectively.* They each foster small-but-mighty visual and performing art communities, minor league sports teams like the Omaha Storm Chasers, and cultural programs and events. Famed billionaire and philanthropist Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, calls Omaha home, so it’s probably a wise investment. And with headquarters in Omaha, major corporations, including ConAgra, TD Ameritrade, and Kiewit Corporation offer opportunities in manufacturing, information technology, insurance, transportation and telecommunications. Make your fortune to the wide-open Cornhusker State.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “Nebraska”, “List of colleges and universities in Nebraska”

Best Four Year Universities in Nebraska

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Creighton University Omaha, NE

Creighton University offers 224 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 2,467 students graduated with students earning 1,145 Bachelor's degrees, 779 Doctoral degrees, 469 Master's degrees, 72 Certificates degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
2 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE

University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers 377 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 5,620 students graduated with students earning 4,212 Bachelor's degrees, 921 Master's degrees, 476 Doctoral degrees, 6 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
3 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE

Nebraska Wesleyan University offers 122 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 588 students graduated with students earning 527 Bachelor's degrees, 52 Master's degrees, and 9 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
4 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE

University of Nebraska at Kearney offers 94 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 1,401 students graduated with students earning 987 Bachelor's degrees, 397 Master's degrees, and 17 Certificates degrees.

5 Concordia University-Nebraska Seward, NE

Concordia University-Nebraska offers 122 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 837 students graduated with students earning 442 Master's degrees, 314 Bachelor's degrees, and 81 Certificates degrees.

6 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE

University of Nebraska at Omaha offers 215 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 3,422 students graduated with students earning 2,401 Bachelor's degrees, 848 Master's degrees, 146 Certificates degrees, and 27 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
7 Hastings College Hastings, NE

Hastings College offers 161 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 316 students graduated with students earning 306 Bachelor's degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Doane University-Arts & Sciences Crete, NE

Doane University-Arts & Sciences offers 64 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 275 students graduated with students earning 275 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln, NE

Bryan College of Health Sciences offers 16 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 170 students graduated with students earning 132 Bachelor's degrees, 37 Master's degrees, 1 Associate's degree.

10 Clarkson College Omaha, NE

Clarkson College offers 36 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 471 students graduated with students earning 183 Master's degrees, 163 Bachelor's degrees, 71 Certificates degrees, 54 Associate's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Nebraska

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE

Northeast Community College offers 112 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a remote town. In 2015, 1,037 students graduated with students earning 855 Associate's degrees, and 182 Certificates degrees.

2 Central Community College Grand Island, NE

Central Community College offers 102 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 2,677 students graduated with students earning 1,868 Certificates degrees, and 809 Associate's degrees.

3 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, NE

Mid-Plains Community College offers 58 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 611 students graduated with students earning 377 Associate's degrees, and 234 Certificates degrees.

4 Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha, NE

Metropolitan Community College Area offers 145 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,931 students graduated with students earning 1,593 Associate's degrees, and 338 Certificates degrees.

5 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE

Southeast Community College Area offers 69 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,970 students graduated with students earning 1,563 Associate's degrees, and 407 Certificates degrees.

6 Universal College of Healing Arts Omaha, NE

Universal College of Healing Arts offers 4 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 24 students graduated with students earning 24 Certificates degrees.

7 Myotherapy Institute Lincoln, NE

Myotherapy Institute offers 4 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 26 students graduated with students earning 26 Associate's degrees.

8 Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University Omaha, NE

Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University offers 14 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 149 students graduated with students earning 128 Certificates degrees, and 21 Associate's degrees.

9 Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, NE

Western Nebraska Community College offers 72 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 336 students graduated with students earning 236 Associate's degrees, and 100 Certificates degrees.

10 Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Curtis, NE

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture offers 8 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote rural. In 2015, 80 students graduated with students earning 67 Associate's degrees, and 13 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Creighton University Creighton University Omaha, NE
5/5
12 : 1 8,435
University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE
3/5
20 : 1 25,260
Nebraska Wesleyan University Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
5/5
13 : 1 2,049
University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
2/5
19 : 1 6,747
Concordia University-Nebraska Concordia University-Nebraska Seward, NE
5/5
21 : 1 2,457
University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
2/5
23 : 1 15,526
Hastings College Hastings College Hastings, NE
5/5
14 : 1 1,219
Doane University-Arts & Sciences Doane University-Arts & Sciences Crete, NE
5/5
12 : 1 1,057
Bryan College of Health Sciences Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln, NE
3/5
15 : 1 704
Clarkson College Clarkson College Omaha, NE
3/5
23 : 1 1,254
Union College Union College Lincoln, NE
4/5
12 : 1 903
Grace University Grace University Omaha, NE
4/5
14 : 1 471
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
3/5
17 : 1 1,000
Midland University Midland University Fremont, NE
5/5
21 : 1 1,646
Peru State College Peru State College Peru, NE
2/5
36 : 1 2,506
Chadron State College Chadron State College Chadron, NE
2/5
28 : 1 2,993
Wayne State College Wayne State College Wayne, NE
2/5
22 : 1 3,431
Northeast Community College Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE
2/5
29 : 1 5,051
Central Community College Central Community College Grand Island, NE
2/5
26 : 1 6,227
York College York College York, NE
4/5
13 : 1 410
College of Saint Mary College of Saint Mary Omaha, NE
5/5
17 : 1 1,001
Mid-Plains Community College Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, NE
2/5
16 : 1 2,235
Bellevue University Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
2/5
48 : 1 9,760
Metropolitan Community College Area Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha, NE
2/5
26 : 1 14,812
Southeast Community College Area Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
2/5
21 : 1 9,248

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