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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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $13,938 per year to get their degree at a college in Nebraska, while out of state students will pay an average of $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

There are 20,286 undergraduates at UNL, of which 18,949 are full-time, and there are 25,108 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

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
$8,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Nebraska at Omaha is 15,892, of which 12,768 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,362 are full-time. It takes the average UNOMAHA undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 37% of students at UNOMAHA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,574 a year. UNOMAHA has a 5.8% 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 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. Students tend to stick around at Creighton. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

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

53% of Creighton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,449 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 9,665 undergraduates at Bellevue University, of which 6,302 are full-time, and there are 13,059 students altogether. It takes the average Bellevue University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 48% of students at Bellevue University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,619 a year. Bellevue University has a 6.0% 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 Bellevue University is $45,200.

#5

Central Community College

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

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
2,247 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.

Roughly 16% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Southeast Community College Area is 9,328, which includes 3,234 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

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
$7,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

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

Roughly 47% of students at UNK take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,818 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNMC is $59,600.

#10

Northeast Community College

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

There are 1,913 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 5,105 students altogether. 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than 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
$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.

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 typical student loan amount is $7,852 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average 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 4,202 students at WSC in total, 3,440 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,822 are full-time. For undergraduates at WSC, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average 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 2,159 undergraduates at Concordia University, Nebraska, of which 1,195 are full-time, and there are 3,224 students altogether. It takes the average Concordia University, Nebraska undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,997 a year. Concordia University, Nebraska has a 5.1% 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 Concordia University, Nebraska is $35,100.

#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. For undergraduates at Chadron State College, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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 school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
566 Yearly Degrees
$36,854 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.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,867 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 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.

30% of Mid-Plains Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Mid-Plains Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Peru State College

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

There are 1,902 students at Peru State in total, 1,634 of which 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. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar 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

The total student population at Clarkson College is 1,169, of which 616 students are undergraduates and of those, 337 are full-time. It takes the average Clarkson College undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

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

75% of Clarkson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,963 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,000 during the early-career years.

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. For undergraduates at Nebraska Methodist College, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,432 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nebraska Methodist College is $47,100.

#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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Saint Mary is 4.2 years.

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. The student loan default rate of 3.9% 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
$35,528 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. It takes the average Midland U undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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.

74% of Midland U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,754 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% 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
$2,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 711 full-time undergraduates at WNCC, and 1,625 students altogether. 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 16.2% 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
$32,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hastings College is 982, of which 956 students are undergraduates and of those, 948 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 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 average amount of student loans is $7,268 a year. Hastings has a 8.1% 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 $36,300 during the early-career years.

#24

Union College Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$25,340 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

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

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,656 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#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

There are 778 students at Bryan College of Health Sciences in total, 661 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 366 are full-time. It takes the average Bryan College of Health Sciences undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

69% of Bryan College of Health Sciences students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

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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