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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

    Nebraska Wesleyan University

    Lincoln, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,918
    Years Accredited
    101 (1914)
    Student Population
    3,660
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Northeast Community College

    Norfolk, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,837
    Years Accredited
    35 (1979)
    Student Population
    7,323
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,150
    Years Accredited
    ()
    Student Population
    353
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Peru State College

    Peru, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,008
    Years Accredited
    100 (1915)
    Student Population
    3,229
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Southeast Community College Area

    Lincoln, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,486
    Years Accredited
    70 (1944)
    Student Population
    17,195
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Summit Christian College

    Gering, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,065
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    47
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  8. School Name

    The Creative Center

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $26,700
    Years Accredited
    18 (1996)
    Student Population
    120
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Union College

    Lincoln, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,880
    Years Accredited
    92 (1923)
    Student Population
    973
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Universal College of Healing Arts

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,010
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    60
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Kearney, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,565
    Years Accredited
    99 (1916)
    Student Population
    8,575
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    University of Nebraska at Omaha

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,510
    Years Accredited
    76 (1939)
    Student Population
    17,736
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    102 (1913)
    Student Population
    3,941
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Lincoln, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,984
    Years Accredited
    102 (1913)
    Student Population
    27,233
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Omaha Campus

    Omaha, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    106
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Wayne State College

    Wayne, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,520
    Years Accredited
    98 (1917)
    Student Population
    4,279
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Western Nebraska Community College

    Scottsbluff, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,316
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    8,422
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    York College

    York, NE
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,600
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    526
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    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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