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37 Colleges
27,887 Yearly Graduations
$52,633 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,264 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Nebraska is ranked #39 in the country with 27,887 degrees handed out in 2018. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Nebraska is $13,158 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $14,908 a year.

An estimated 61% of college students in Nebraska take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,566 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
5,807 Yearly Degrees
$5,818 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 19,534 full-time undergraduates at UNL, and 26,079 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNL, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,391 a year. UNL has a 3.3% 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
3,410 Yearly Degrees
$5,053 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

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

41% of UNOMAHA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,372 a year. UNOMAHA has a 6.1% 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 UNOMAHA is $35,500.

#3

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,779 Yearly Degrees
$10,350 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

34% of Bellevue University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,125 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#4

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,627 Yearly Degrees
$15,660 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Creighton University is 8,654, of which 4,011 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Creighton. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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. Creighton has a 1.9% 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 $47,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,377 Yearly Degrees
$5,892 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,644 students at UNK in total, 4,063 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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 student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Public Public vs. Private
1,223 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.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,325 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% 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
1,214 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.

76% of Southeast Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,060 a year. 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 early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast Community College is $31,000.

Public Public vs. Private
1,119 Yearly Degrees
$8,721 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Nebraska Medical Center is 3,908, of which 718 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#9

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
812 Yearly Degrees
$3,983 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,404 full-time undergraduates at WSC, and 3,292 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 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#10

Concordia University - Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
799 Yearly Degrees
$9,250 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Concordia University - Nebraska is 2,520, of which 1,231 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Concordia, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,900 a year. Concordia has a 2.4% 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 is $35,100.

#11

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
752 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,087 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 5,086 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

45% of Northeast students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,800 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 Northeast is $30,200.

#12

Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
628 Yearly Degrees
$3,983 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Chadron State College is 2,737, of which 1,616 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Chadron State College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

60% of Chadron State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,181 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% 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.

#13

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
621 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,908 full-time undergraduates at Central Community College, and 6,082 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,094 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#14

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
517 Yearly Degrees
$4,805 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,064 students at NWU in total, 1,566 of which 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. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at NWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,473 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
506 Yearly Degrees
$7,148 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 328 full-time undergraduates at Doane Graduate and Professional Studies, and 1,802 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,100 during the early-career years.

#16

Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
419 Yearly Degrees
$8,670 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 average amount of student loans is $5,739 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Peru State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Clarkson College

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
386 Yearly Degrees
$10,764 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Clarkson College is 1,273, of which 362 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 62%. Of the accepted students, 15% are men and 85% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,946 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clarkson College is $49,000.

#18

Hastings College

Hastings, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
356 Yearly Degrees
$9,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,202 students at Hastings in total, 1,073 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hastings is 4.2 years.

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 typical student loan amount is $7,311 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
333 Yearly Degrees
$12,727 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health is 1,167, of which 434 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 68%. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,649 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% 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

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
303 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 16.6% which is higher than 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.

#21

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees
$8,442 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

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 typical student loan amount is $5,829 a year. Saint Mary has a 5.5% 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 Saint Mary is $38,200.

#22

Doane University

Crete, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Doane University is 1,069, of which 1,062 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 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 7.1% 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 Doane Crete is $36,100.

#23

Midland University

Fremont, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$13,951 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Midland University is 1,793, of which 1,187 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,734 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#24

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
217 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.

19% of WNCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,365 a year. 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 early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WNCC is $25,500.

#25

Union College Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
213 Yearly Degrees
$25,440 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 868 students at Union College Lincoln in total, 707 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Union College Lincoln is 4.6 years.

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 average amount of student loans is $5,143 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Other Nebraska Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Bryan College of Health Sciences 169
27 York College 118
28 Kaplan University - Omaha Campus 104
29 Kaplan University - Lincoln Campus 94
30 Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture 76
31 The Creative Center 27
32 Myotherapy Institute 21
33 Little Priest Tribal College 12
33 Nebraska Indian Community College 12
35 CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology 10
36 Universal College of Healing Arts 6
37 Summit Christian College 5

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