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Colleges in Nebraska

25 colleges
31,960 yearly degrees
$14,140 average yearly in-state tuition
$24,930 average 4-year student loan

While there are fewer options to choose from in this state, all that matters is you find the college that is the right fit for you! The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Nebraska is $14,140, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,921.

An estimated 60% of college students in Nebraska take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,232.

Browse the biggest schools below sorted by largest to smallest in size:

#1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public public vs private
5,810 yearly awards
$17,784 net cost

There are 19,534 full-time undergraduates at UNL, and 26,079 students altogether. It takes the average UNL undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

47% of UNL students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,085. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from UNL is $46,400.

Public public vs private
3,480 yearly awards
$13,173 net cost

The total student population at University of Nebraska at Omaha is 15,731, of which 9,820 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UNOMAHA undergraduate about 5.6 years to complete their degree.

87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly, 40% of students at UNOMAHA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $5,410. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate for UNOMAHA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,200 after graduation.

#3

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
2,780 yearly awards
$11,938 net cost

There are approximately 8,655 students at Bellevue University in total, 4,919 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Bellevue University undergraduate about 4 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $4,645. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$53,600 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Bellevue University earns.

#4

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
2,640 yearly awards
$30,427 net cost

There are 4,011 full-time undergraduates at Creighton, and 8,654 students altogether. It takes the average Creighton undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $10,135. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Creighton earns $59,700.

Public public vs private
2,370 yearly awards
$6,559 net cost

The total student population at Metropolitan Community College Area is 14,954, of which 5,413 students are full-time undergraduates.

24% of Metropolitan Community College Area students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $3,449. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $30,800.

#6

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
Public public vs private
2,080 yearly awards
$8,112 net cost

There are approximately 6,082 students at Central Community College in total, 1,908 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 38% of students at Central Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $4,063. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Central Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,800 after graduation.

#7

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public public vs private
1,520 yearly awards
$8,965 net cost

There are approximately 9,412 students at Southeast Community College in total, 3,825 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,564. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Community College earns $37,000.

Public public vs private
1,380 yearly awards
$16,644 net cost

The total student population at University of Nebraska at Kearney is 6,644, of which 4,063 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UNK. The freshman retention rate is 79%.

82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly, 53% of students at UNK take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $5,878. UNK has a 5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from UNK is $41,300.

Public public vs private
1,120 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are 718 full-time undergraduates at UNMC, and 3,908 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

% of UNMC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $71,000.

#10

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
Public public vs private
950 yearly awards
$9,183 net cost

There are 2,087 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 5,086 students altogether.

Roughly, 48% of students at Northeast take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $4,823. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$33,900 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Northeast earns.

#11

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska
Public public vs private
810 yearly awards
$13,400 net cost

The total student population at Wayne State College is 3,292, of which 2,404 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average WSC undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $5,476. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $36,100.

#12

Concordia University - Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
800 yearly awards
$19,789 net cost

There are approximately 2,520 students at Concordia in total, 1,231 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Concordia undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

72% of Concordia students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,298. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Concordia is $40,100.

#13

Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska
Public public vs private
630 yearly awards
$14,567 net cost

There are 1,616 full-time undergraduates at Chadron State College, and 2,737 students altogether. It takes the average Chadron State College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Roughly, 58% of students at Chadron State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $5,258. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$38,200 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Chadron State College earns.

#14

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
520 yearly awards
$23,652 net cost

The total student population at Nebraska Wesleyan University is 2,064, of which 1,566 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average NWU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,121. The student loan default rate of 4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate for NWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,000 after graduation.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
510 yearly awards
$20,290 net cost

There are approximately 1,802 students at Doane Graduate and Professional Studies in total, 328 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Doane Graduate and Professional Studies. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

50% of Doane Graduate and Professional Studies students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $9,171. Doane Graduate and Professional Studies has a 7.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Doane Graduate and Professional Studies earns $44,300.

#16

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public public vs private
430 yearly awards
$7,037 net cost

The total student population at Mid-Plains Community College is 2,221, of which 800 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 37% of students at Mid-Plains Community College take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,082. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Mid-Plains Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,100 after graduation.

#17

Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska
Public public vs private
420 yearly awards
$13,087 net cost

There are 1,105 full-time undergraduates at Peru State, and 2,349 students altogether. It takes the average Peru State undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

69% of Peru State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,601. Peru State has a 9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $37,500.

#18

Clarkson College

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
400 yearly awards
$22,913 net cost

There are approximately 1,273 students at Clarkson College in total, 362 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Clarkson College. The freshman retention rate is 77%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 15% are men and 85% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $11,523. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$49,300 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Clarkson College earns.

#19

Hastings College

Hastings, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
360 yearly awards
$21,703 net cost

There are approximately 1,202 students at Hastings in total, 1,073 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Hastings undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $7,201. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Hastings earns $44,400.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
350 yearly awards
$21,159 net cost

The total student population at Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health is 1,167, of which 434 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Nebraska Methodist College. The freshman retention rate is 77%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

88% of Nebraska Methodist College students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,830. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Nebraska Methodist College is $48,700.

#21

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
330 yearly awards
$20,154 net cost

There are 761 full-time undergraduates at Saint Mary, and 1,140 students altogether. It takes the average Saint Mary undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 0% are men and 100% are women.

Roughly, 71% of students at Saint Mary take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $7,210. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Saint Mary is $41,200.

#21

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Public public vs private
330 yearly awards
$5,762 net cost

There are approximately 1,905 students at WNCC in total, 793 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 21% of students at WNCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $3,719. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from WNCC earns $29,700.

#23

Doane University

Crete, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
260 yearly awards
$24,449 net cost

There are 1,062 full-time undergraduates at Doane Crete, and 1,069 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Doane Crete. The freshman retention rate is 78%.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,490. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$44,300 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Doane Crete earns.

#24

Midland University

Fremont, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
260 yearly awards
$23,017 net cost

The total student population at Midland University is 1,793, of which 1,187 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Midland U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

87% of Midland U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $7,852. Midland U has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate for Midland U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,900 after graduation.

#25

Union College Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
210 yearly awards
$20,706 net cost

There are 707 full-time undergraduates at Union College Lincoln, and 868 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Union College Lincoln. The freshman retention rate is 80%.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

83% of Union College Lincoln students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $4,694. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $40,800.

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