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33 Colleges
29,655 Yearly Graduations
$55,740 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,534 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 29,655 students received a degree from a college in Nebraska, making it rank #39 in terms of graduations. Nebraska colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,935 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $15,845 per year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Nebraska take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,383 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
6,179 Yearly Degrees
$9,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,286 undergraduates at UNL, of which 18,949 are full-time, and there are 25,108 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNL, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,598 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNL is $42,952.

#2

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,533 Yearly Degrees
$8,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,059 students at Bellevue University in total, 9,665 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,302 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bellevue University is 4.6 years.

48% of Bellevue University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,619 a year. Bellevue University has a 3.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bellevue University is $47,484.

Public Public vs. Private
3,529 Yearly Degrees
$8,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,892 students at UNOMAHA in total, 12,768 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,362 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNOMAHA is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,574 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,984 during the early-career years.

#4

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,875 Yearly Degrees
$44,524 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Creighton University is 8,770, of which 4,458 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,330 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Creighton is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,449 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $55,076 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,443 Yearly Degrees
$7,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,225 students at UNK in total, 4,385 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,795 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNK is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,818 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNK is $39,041.

Public Public vs. Private
1,427 Yearly Degrees
$3,195 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,603 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 13,244 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,059 a year. MCC has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $30,170.

#7

Concordia University, Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,272 Yearly Degrees
$36,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Concordia University, Nebraska is 3,224, of which 2,159 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,195 are full-time. It takes the average Concordia University, Nebraska undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,997 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,114 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,202 Yearly Degrees
$11,941 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Nebraska Medical Center is 3,699, of which 968 students are undergraduates and of those, 781 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

UNMC has a 0.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $60,172 during the early-career years.

#9

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
1,052 Yearly Degrees
$3,192 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,234 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Community College, and 9,328 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,738 a year. Southeast Community College has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast Community College is $34,005.

#10

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
934 Yearly Degrees
$7,428 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wayne State College is 4,202, of which 3,440 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,822 are full-time. For undergraduates at WSC, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

61% of WSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,327 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WSC is $36,616.

#11

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
755 Yearly Degrees
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,105 students at Northeast in total, 1,913 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at Northeast take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,259 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Northeast with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,819 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
695 Yearly Degrees
$3,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Community College is 5,974, which includes 1,761 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

27% of Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,343 a year. Central Community College has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Community College is $31,468.

#13

Doane University

Crete, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
689 Yearly Degrees
$37,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,255 undergraduates at Doane Crete, of which 1,080 are full-time, and there are 2,281 students altogether. For undergraduates at Doane Crete, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 62% are men and 38% are women.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,852 a year. Doane Crete has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Doane Crete is $42,038.

#14

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
495 Yearly Degrees
$38,334 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nebraska Wesleyan University is 1,924, of which 1,773 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,665 are full-time. For undergraduates at NWU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

64% of NWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,867 a year. NWU has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,802 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
491 Yearly Degrees
$7,178 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,863 undergraduates at Chadron State College, of which 1,439 are full-time, and there are 2,330 students altogether. It takes the average Chadron State College undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 56% of students at Chadron State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,082 a year. Chadron State College has a 6.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,730 during the early-career years.

#16

Midland University

Fremont, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
385 Yearly Degrees
$36,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Midland University is 1,765, of which 1,512 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,188 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Of the accepted students, 53% are men and 47% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,754 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Midland U is $41,162.

#17

Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
372 Yearly Degrees
$7,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,634 undergraduates at Peru State, of which 1,050 are full-time, and there are 1,902 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,682 a year. Peru State has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Peru State is $35,942.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
369 Yearly Degrees
$15,439 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 814 undergraduates at Nebraska Methodist College, of which 496 are full-time, and there are 1,212 students altogether. It takes the average Nebraska Methodist College undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

63% of Nebraska Methodist College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,432 a year. Nebraska Methodist College has a 0.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $55,182 during the early-career years.

#19

Clarkson College

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees
$14,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 616 undergraduates at Clarkson College, of which 337 are full-time, and there are 1,169 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Clarkson College is 4.0 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 12% are men and 88% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,963 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $52,436 during the early-career years.

#20

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$3,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,075 students at Mid-Plains Community College in total, 756 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Mid-Plains Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,261 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,471 during the early-career years.

#21

Hastings College

Hastings, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$33,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 956 undergraduates at Hastings, of which 948 are full-time, and there are 982 students altogether. For undergraduates at Hastings, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,268 a year. Hastings has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,456 during the early-career years.

#22

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees
$21,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 680 undergraduates at Saint Mary, of which 659 are full-time, and there are 1,024 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted.

57% of Saint Mary students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,873 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,387 during the early-career years.

#23

Union College Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
233 Yearly Degrees
$26,060 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Union College Nebraska is 757, of which 669 students are undergraduates and of those, 586 are full-time. It takes the average Union College undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 88% of students at Union College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,656 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,822 during the early-career years.

#24

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees
$2,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,625 students at WNCC in total, 711 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,249 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WNCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,814 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
159 Yearly Degrees
$17,766 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 778 students at Bryan College of Health Sciences in total, 661 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 366 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bryan College of Health Sciences is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 4% are men and 96% are women.

69% of Bryan College of Health Sciences students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,863 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $58,880 during the early-career years.

Other Nebraska Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 York College 85
27 Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture 57
28 Nebraska Indian Community College 10
28 Little Priest Tribal College 10
30 Myotherapy Institute 8
31 CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology 7
32 Summit Christian College 6
33 Universal College of Healing Arts 1

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