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37 Schools in Nebraska Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Bellevue University

    Bellevue, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,300
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    13,911
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Bryan College of Health Sciences

    Lincoln, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,246
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    800
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Central Community College

    Grand Island, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,640
    Years Accredited
    44 (1969)
    Student Population
    13,092
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Chadron State College

    Chadron, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,600
    Years Accredited
    91 (1923)
    Student Population
    3,889
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Clarkson College

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,562
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    1,298
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    College of Saint Mary

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,214
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    1,241
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Concordia University-Seward

    Seward, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,800
    Years Accredited
    61 (1953)
    Student Population
    2,442
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Creighton University

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $33,330
    Years Accredited
    98 (1916)
    Student Population
    9,025
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Grace University

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,366
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    556
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus

    Lincoln, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,352
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    711
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Kaplan University-Omaha Campus

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,875
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    1,087
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Little Priest Tribal College

    Winnebago, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,380
    Years Accredited
    16 (1998)
    Student Population
    245
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Metropolitan Community College Area

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,520
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    32,769
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Mid-Plains Community College

    North Platte, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,760
    Years Accredited
    88 (1926)
    Student Population
    6,979
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Midland University

    Fremont, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,994
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    1,164
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    National American University-Bellevue

    Bellevue, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,459
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    232
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Nebraska Christian College

    Papillion, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,600
    Years Accredited
    29 (1985)
    Student Population
    156
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

    Curtis, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,530
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    413
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Nebraska Indian Community College

    Macy, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,080
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    266
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,510
    Years Accredited
    25 (1989)
    Student Population
    1,061
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

Costs at Nebraska colleges and universities are gradually rising. Between 2008 and 2011, for example, in-state tuition at four-year public schools in Nebraska rose 16.4%, compared to a 25.1% increase across the United States. On the other hand, tuition increases at private four-year schools in the state rose 4.5% between 2010 and 2011, equal to the national average. However, over the past few years in particular, the state has slashed funding for higher education in the face of the economic recession, leaving residents upset at more rapidly rising costs. Responding to that, the Nebraska Board of Regents agreed to a two-year tuition freeze during 2014 and 2015 for public schools.

College Enrollment

While the decade from 2000 to 2010 saw Nebraska's higher education enrollment on par with that across the U.S., some schools in Nebraska have outpaced others in the last few years. In 2013, the University of Nebraska had a record number of freshmen enroll. Additionally, in-state enrollment in public 2-year schools has risen faster in the state than in the rest of the country, with a 23.4% increase in Nebraska between 2005 and 2010. During the same five years, enrollment across the U.S. rose by 16.7%. Reasons for Nebraska's steady enrollment numbers may include the fact that, in comparison to other states, Nebraska hasn't cut per-student spending as deeply, despite cuts to the education budget overall.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Nebraska Educational Savings Trust: The state's 529 plan, like others, is a means for students and families to put away money early in order to pay for higher education down the road. With both federal and state tax benefits, Nebraska's plan allows enrollees to use invested money at a wide range of colleges and universities throughout the country.
    • Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education Financial Aid: The state agency provides resources to students looking to find financial aid. Listed resources include loans, scholarships and grants.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Education Quest Foundation: This Nebraska nonprofit provides free college preparation services to students, along with scholarships and grants. Its goal is to help all students in the state, regardless of socioeconomic status, attend a postsecondary institution. Students and parents can set up private appointments with an advisor or attend seminars at the Foundation's several centers.
    • Midwestern Higher Education Compact: MHEC serves 12 states, including Nebraska, and aims to increase the number of students able to attend a postsecondary institution. MHEC tries to achieve its goal by way of lobbying for education-friendly legislation and affordability in higher education.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Issues in Education: This blog is maintained by the state body in charge of higher education and contains articles related to Nebraska's colleges and universities.
    • Education Week Nebraska: This national publication offers the option of filtering news by state, allowing readers to focus on trends and articles related to Nebraskan institutions of higher education.

Higher Education in Nebraska

Nebraska Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 58% Nebraska
      Graduation Rate
    • 22.0 ACT Nebraska
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Nebraska

  • NE US
    Public 2-Year
  • NE US
    Public 4-Year
  • NE US
    Private 4-year

Nebraska Institutions

  • NE US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • NE US
    Public
    Institutions
  • NE US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • NE US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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