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

Creighton University offers 184 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,501 students graduated with students earning 1,026 Bachelor's degrees, 833 Doctoral degrees, 458 Master's degrees, and 184 Certificates.

Nebraska Wesleyan University offers 64 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 532 students graduated with students earning 446 Bachelor's degrees, and 86 Master's degrees.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers 292 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 5,781 students graduated with students earning 4,379 Bachelor's degrees, 949 Master's degrees, 450 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates.

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Hastings College
Hastings, NE

Hastings College offers 93 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 220 students graduated with students earning 208 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.

College of Saint Mary offers 49 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 324 students graduated with students earning 155 Bachelor's degrees, 133 Master's degrees, 27 Certificates, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

Concordia University-Nebraska offers 138 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 606 students graduated with students earning 293 Bachelor's degrees, 258 Master's degrees, and 55 Certificates.

York College
York, NE

York College offers 43 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 90 students graduated with students earning 71 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Master's degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

University of Nebraska at Kearney offers 81 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 1,273 students graduated with students earning 792 Bachelor's degrees, 456 Master's degrees, and 25 Certificates.

Bryan College of Health Sciences offers 19 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 158 students graduated with students earning 123 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Doctoral degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 4 Certificates.

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health offers 53 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 351 students graduated with students earning 180 Bachelor's degrees, 88 Master's degrees, 63 Associate's degrees, 11 Certificates, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Nebraska

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote rural area. In 2019, 97 students graduated with students earning 84 Associate's degrees, and 13 Certificates.

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Myotherapy Institute
Lincoln, NE

Myotherapy Institute offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 11 students graduated with students earning 11 Associate's degrees.

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Northeast Community College offers 125 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 951 students graduated with students earning 780 Associate's degrees, and 171 Certificates.

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Nebraska Indian Community College offers 17 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 12 students graduated with students earning 12 Associate's degrees.

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Western Nebraska Community College offers 74 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 300 students graduated with students earning 211 Associate's degrees, and 89 Certificates.

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Mid-Plains Community College
North Platte, NE

Mid-Plains Community College offers 53 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 420 students graduated with students earning 305 Associate's degrees, and 115 Certificates.

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Central Community College
Grand Island, NE

Central Community College offers 100 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 2,062 students graduated with students earning 1,425 Certificates, and 637 Associate's degrees.

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Southeast Community College Area offers 74 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,563 students graduated with students earning 1,226 Associate's degrees, and 337 Certificates.

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Little Priest Tribal College offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 13 students graduated with students earning 13 Associate's degrees.

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Metropolitan Community College Area offers 203 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 2,107 students graduated with students earning 1,450 Associate's degrees, and 657 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Nebraska

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Creighton University Logo Creighton University Omaha, NE
5/5
16 : 1 8,821
Nebraska Wesleyan University Logo Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
5/5
18 : 1 2,044
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Logo University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE
3/5
19 : 1 25,390
Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics Logo Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics Omaha, NE     158
Hastings College Logo Hastings College Hastings, NE
5/5
14 : 1 998
College of Saint Mary Logo College of Saint Mary Omaha, NE
4/5
14 : 1 1,050
College of Hair Design-Downtown Logo College of Hair Design-Downtown Lincoln, NE     70
Xenon International Academy-Omaha Logo Xenon International Academy-Omaha Omaha, NE     177
Concordia University-Nebraska Logo Concordia University-Nebraska Seward, NE
5/5
43 : 1 2,703
York College Logo York College York, NE
4/5
19 : 1 507
University of Nebraska at Kearney Logo University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
2/5
19 : 1 6,279
Bryan College of Health Sciences Logo Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln, NE
4/5
19 : 1 775
College of Hair Design-East Campus Logo College of Hair Design-East Campus Lincoln, NE     94
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Logo Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
4/5
17 : 1 1,128
Union College Logo Union College Lincoln, NE
5/5
13 : 1 770
Doane University Logo Doane University Crete, NE
5/5
24 : 1 2,422
University of Nebraska at Omaha Logo University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
2/5
28 : 1 15,153
Midland University Logo Midland University Fremont, NE
5/5
50 : 1 1,809
La'James International College Logo La'James International College Fremont, NE     15
Clarkson College Logo Clarkson College Omaha, NE
3/5
18 : 1 1,108

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