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41 Colleges
32,072 Yearly Graduations
$55,751 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,109 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 32,072 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 $13,938 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $15,931 per year.

An estimated 63% of college students in Nebraska take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,527 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
$9,562 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Nebraska - Lincoln is 25,108, of which 20,286 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,949 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNL is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

44% of UNL students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,598 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNL is $37,200.

Public Public vs. Private
3,415 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. For undergraduates at UNOMAHA, the average graduation time 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.

37% of UNOMAHA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,574 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNOMAHA is $35,500.

#3

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,720 Yearly Degrees
$43,018 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,458 undergraduates at Creighton, of which 4,330 are full-time, and there are 8,770 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Roughly 53% of students at Creighton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,449 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Creighton is $47,500.

#4

Bellevue University

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

The total student population at Bellevue University is 13,059, of which 9,665 students 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.

Roughly 48% of students at Bellevue University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,619 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,200 during the early-career years.

#5

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
2,380 Yearly Degrees
$3,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,974 students at Central Community College in total, 1,761 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,343 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% 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
$3,195 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

16% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,059 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
1,571 Yearly Degrees
$2,664 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.

79% of Southeast Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $1,738 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% 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
$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. It takes the average UNK undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

47% of UNK students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,818 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% 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
$11,941 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 968 undergraduates at UNMC, of which 781 are full-time, and there are 3,699 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

UNMC has a 1.0% 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 $59,600 during the early-career years.

#10

Northeast Community College

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

The total student population at Northeast Community College is 5,105, which includes 1,913 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

43% of Northeast students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,259 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeast is $30,200.

#11

Doane University

Crete, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
854 Yearly Degrees
$36,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Doane University is 2,281, of which 1,255 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,080 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Doane Crete is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 62% of accepted students 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 7.1% 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
$7,428 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,440 undergraduates at WSC, of which 2,822 are full-time, and there are 4,202 students altogether. It takes the average WSC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 61% of students at WSC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,327 a year. WSC 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 WSC is $33,000.

#13

Concordia University, Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
691 Yearly Degrees
$34,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,224 students at Concordia University, Nebraska in total, 2,159 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,195 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

73% of Concordia University, Nebraska students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,997 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% 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 $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
575 Yearly Degrees
$7,160 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 typical student loan amount is $5,082 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$36,854 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,773 undergraduates at NWU, of which 1,665 are full-time, and there are 1,924 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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.

Roughly 64% of students at NWU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,867 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#16

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
453 Yearly Degrees
$3,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 756 full-time undergraduates at Mid-Plains Community College, and 2,075 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,261 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

#17

Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
445 Yearly Degrees
$7,764 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Peru State College is 1,902, of which 1,634 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,050 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 73% of students at Peru State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,682 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.7% is close to 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 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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 12% of accepted students are men, and 88% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,963 a year. Clarkson College has a 0.5% 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 Clarkson College is $49,000.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
351 Yearly Degrees
$15,659 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Nebraska Methodist College is 4.3 years.

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

Roughly 63% of students at Nebraska Methodist College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,432 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% 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
$21,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,024 students at Saint Mary in total, 680 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 659 are full-time. It takes the average Saint Mary undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 57% of students at Saint Mary take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,873 a year. Saint Mary has a 3.9% 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
$35,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Around 53% of accepted students 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close 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
$2,976 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.

Roughly 16% of students at WNCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,249 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WNCC is $25,500.

#23

Hastings College

Hastings, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
273 Yearly Degrees
$32,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 956 undergraduates at Hastings, of which 948 are full-time, and there are 982 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hastings is 4.2 years.

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

74% of Hastings students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,268 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$25,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 669 undergraduates at Union College, of which 586 are full-time, and there are 757 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

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

88% of Union College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,656 a year. Union College has a 4.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Union College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$18,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bryan College of Health Sciences is 778, of which 661 students are undergraduates and of those, 366 are full-time. Bryan College of Health Sciences has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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.

Roughly 69% of students at Bryan College of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,863 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bryan College of Health Sciences is $47,800.

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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