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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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $13,549 per year to get their degree at a college in Nebraska, while out of state students will pay an average of $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
$5,976 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 26,079 students at UNL in total, 19,534 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

46% of UNL students take out loans to afford college costs. 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
$5,558 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,820 full-time undergraduates at UNOMAHA, and 15,731 students altogether. It takes the average UNOMAHA undergraduate about 5.6 years to complete their degree.

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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$16,128 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

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.

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,500 during the early-career years.

#4

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,559 Yearly Degrees
$10,530 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,919 full-time undergraduates at Bellevue University, and 8,655 students altogether. It takes the average Bellevue University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

34% of Bellevue University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,125 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Bellevue University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
2,380 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Central Community College is 6,082, of which 1,908 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Central Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 5,413 full-time undergraduates at Metropolitan Community College Area, and 14,954 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at Metropolitan Community College Area 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Metropolitan Community College Area is $27,500.

#7

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
1,571 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,825 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Community College, and 9,412 students altogether. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast Community College is $31,000.

Public Public vs. Private
1,331 Yearly Degrees
$6,048 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,063 full-time undergraduates at UNK, and 6,644 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNK is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%!

Students who graduate from UNK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,166 Yearly Degrees
$8,964 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,908 students at UNMC in total, 718 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $59,600 during the early-career years.

#10

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
999 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Northeast Community College is 5,086, of which 2,087 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

45% of Northeast students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

#11

Doane University

Crete, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
854 Yearly Degrees
$7,324 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,062 full-time undergraduates at Doane Crete, and 1,069 students altogether. For undergraduates at Doane Crete, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,225 a year. Doane Crete has a 5.7% 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 $36,100 during the early-career years.

#12

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
750 Yearly Degrees
$4,086 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,404 full-time undergraduates at WSC, and 3,292 students altogether. 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 student loans is $5,750 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#13

Concordia University - Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
691 Yearly Degrees
$8,650 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,231 full-time undergraduates at Concordia, and 2,520 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Roughly 72% of students at Concordia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,900 a year. Concordia has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Concordia 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
$4,086 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,737 students at Chadron State College in total, 1,616 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,181 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Chadron State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
566 Yearly Degrees
$5,043 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

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

Roughly 71% of students at NWU take out loans to pay for college. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,300 during the early-career years.

#16

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
453 Yearly Degrees

There are 800 full-time undergraduates at Mid-Plains Community College, and 2,221 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

32% of Mid-Plains Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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
$8,898 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,349 students at Peru State in total, 1,105 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Peru State is 4.7 years.

67% of Peru State students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Peru State is $31,800.

#18

Clarkson College

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
376 Yearly Degrees
$11,178 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Clarkson College is 1,273, of which 362 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Clarkson College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

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

Roughly 73% of students at Clarkson College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,946 a year. Clarkson College has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
$11,955 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 434 full-time undergraduates at Nebraska Methodist College, and 1,167 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,649 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#20

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees
$17,930 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,140 students at Saint Mary in total, 761 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Saint Mary is 4.2 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 50% of students at Saint Mary take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,829 a year. Saint Mary has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Mary with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Midland University

Fremont, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
323 Yearly Degrees
$14,561 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,187 full-time undergraduates at Midland U, and 1,793 students altogether. It takes the average Midland U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Midland U is $36,700.

#22

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
300 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Western Nebraska Community College is 1,905, of which 793 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at WNCC take out loans to pay for college. 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
$9,240 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,202 students at Hastings in total, 1,073 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

Roughly 75% of students at Hastings take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,311 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,300 during the early-career years.

#24

Union College Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$26,160 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 707 full-time undergraduates at Union College Lincoln, and 868 students altogether. For undergraduates at Union College Lincoln, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Union College Lincoln is $34,000.

#25

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$21,991 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 679 students at Bryan College of Health Sciences in total, 327 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Bryan College of Health Sciences is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

81% of Bryan College of Health Sciences students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,800 during the early-career years.

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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