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41 Colleges
32,072 Yearly Graduations
$54,198 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,110 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Nebraska ranked #39 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 32,072 students received some type of diploma that year. Nebraska colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,549 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $15,502 per year.

An estimated 64% of college students in Nebraska take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,778 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
6,266 Yearly Degrees
$9,366 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Nebraska - Lincoln is 25,390, of which 20,478 students are undergraduates and of those, 19,132 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,391 a year. UNL has a 3.5% 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 $37,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,415 Yearly Degrees
$7,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,245 undergraduates at UNOMAHA, of which 9,921 are full-time, and there are 15,153 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Roughly 41% of students at UNOMAHA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,372 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNOMAHA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,720 Yearly Degrees
$41,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,472 undergraduates at Creighton, of which 4,325 are full-time, and there are 8,821 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Creighton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,247 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Creighton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,559 Yearly Degrees
$7,851 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,637 students at Bellevue University in total, 8,204 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,077 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 40 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,125 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bellevue University is $45,200.

#5

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
2,380 Yearly Degrees
$3,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,368 students at Central Community College in total, 1,846 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,094 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Community College is $27,100.

Public Public vs. Private
2,247 Yearly Degrees
$3,105 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Metropolitan Community College is 14,300, which includes 5,081 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,325 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
1,571 Yearly Degrees
$2,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,756 students at Southeast Community College in total, 3,413 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 76% of students at Southeast Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,060 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,331 Yearly Degrees
$7,701 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,279 students at UNK in total, 4,429 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,827 are full-time. It takes the average UNK undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 51% of students at UNK take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,959 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNK is $34,200.

Public Public vs. Private
1,166 Yearly Degrees
$11,641 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 918 undergraduates at UNMC, of which 755 are full-time, and there are 4,055 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UNMC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $59,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
999 Yearly Degrees
$3,660 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,053 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 5,258 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at Northeast take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,800 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeast with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Doane University

Crete, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
854 Yearly Degrees
$35,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Doane University is 2,422, of which 1,351 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,213 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Doane Crete is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 94% of students at Doane Crete take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,225 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Doane Crete is $36,100.

#12

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
750 Yearly Degrees
$7,205 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,148 undergraduates at WSC, of which 2,635 are full-time, and there are 3,890 students altogether. For undergraduates at WSC, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,750 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from WSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Concordia University, Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
691 Yearly Degrees
$33,490 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,226 undergraduates at Concordia University, Nebraska, of which 1,203 are full-time, and there are 2,703 students altogether. It takes the average Concordia University, Nebraska undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

72% of Concordia University, Nebraska students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,900 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
575 Yearly Degrees
$6,948 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Chadron State College is 2,407, of which 1,923 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,443 are full-time. For undergraduates at Chadron State College, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Roughly 60% of students at Chadron State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,181 a year. Chadron State College has a 7.6% 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 Chadron State College is $32,200.

#15

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
566 Yearly Degrees
$35,564 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,842 undergraduates at NWU, of which 1,705 are full-time, and there are 2,044 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

71% of NWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,473 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from NWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
453 Yearly Degrees
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,125 students at Mid-Plains Community College in total, 745 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at Mid-Plains Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,008 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mid-Plains Community College is $26,100.

#17

Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
445 Yearly Degrees
$7,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,109 students at Peru State in total, 1,869 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,098 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Peru State is 4.7 years.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,739 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,800 during the early-career years.

#18

Clarkson College

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
376 Yearly Degrees
$13,968 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,108 students at Clarkson College in total, 595 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 315 are full-time. It takes the average Clarkson College undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 15% are men and 85% are women.

73% of Clarkson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,946 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Clarkson College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
351 Yearly Degrees
$15,757 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 766 undergraduates at Nebraska Methodist College, of which 433 are full-time, and there are 1,128 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Nebraska Methodist College is 4.1 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 7% are men and 93% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Nebraska Methodist College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,649 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,100 during the early-career years.

#20

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees
$20,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of Saint Mary is 1,050, of which 808 students are undergraduates and of those, 774 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,829 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Mary is $38,200.

#21

Midland University

Fremont, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
323 Yearly Degrees
$34,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,809 students at Midland U in total, 1,663 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,118 are full-time. It takes the average Midland U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 87% of students at Midland U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,734 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,700 during the early-career years.

#22

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
300 Yearly Degrees
$2,916 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Nebraska Community College is 1,722, which includes 740 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,365 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,500 during the early-career years.

#23

Hastings College

Hastings, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
273 Yearly Degrees
$31,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 998 students at Hastings in total, 967 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 958 are full-time. 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 68%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,311 a year. Hastings has a 6.3% 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 Hastings is $36,300.

#24

Union College Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$24,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 770 students at Union College in total, 680 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 623 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,000 during the early-career years.

#25

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$16,898 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 659 undergraduates at Bryan College of Health Sciences, of which 379 are full-time, and there are 775 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bryan College of Health Sciences is 4.2 years.

About 52% of students who apply get accepted. Around 11% of accepted students are men, and 89% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at Bryan College of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,542 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bryan College of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Nebraska Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Xenon International Academy-Omaha 132
27 Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture 108
28 Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics 100
29 York College 95
30 College of Hair Design-Downtown 75
31 Joseph’s College Cosmetology 64
32 College of Hair Design-East Campus 46
33 Universal College of Healing Arts 37
34 Wisconsin Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner Group-PMTS Lincoln 31
35 The Creative Center 24
36 Little Priest Tribal College 13
37 Nebraska Indian Community College 12
38 Myotherapy Institute 11
39 La’James International College 7
39 CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology 7
41 Summit Christian College 4

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