Colleges in Nebraska

The Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-secondary Education(CCPE)is the agency that promotes sound polices for the University of Nebraska and the state's community colleges. This agency collaborates with public Nebraska colleges and universities to guide colleges in Nebraska's policies. The CCPE is in charge of administering financial aid for students to attend schools in Nebraska. The agency also conducts research and publishes reports on issues in Nebraska schools and authorizes academic programs. They approve proposals for facilities, review each institution's budget proposals and approve out-of-state applications.

The University of Nebraska System was founded in 1869 with one campus located in Lincoln. Today, the system has four universities and an agricultural college. The Nebraska State College System governs three other Nebraska colleges that are not a part of the university system. Fifteen private Nebraska colleges and universities are scattered throughout the state as well as eight community colleges.

The state of Nebraska has several top colleges and universities that are recognized as being among the nation's best. Five of these top Nebraska schools are the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Bellevue University, Creighton University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln(UNL)was founded in 1869. Over 18,000 students study in 140 different subjects. It has gained recognition as one of the top universities for research and doctoral studies. In addition to academic excellence, it is well-known for its sports and athletics programs.

Bellevue University has served the state since the mid-nineteenth century. It is one of the fastest growing Nebraska colleges. It is known for its computer science and business administration programs. It is popular for its accelerated Bachelor degree program which combines online and classroom education. This university is considered to provide the best education at the most affordable price.

Creighton University is considered to be the best private university among colleges in Nebraska. On the outskirts of Omaha, it was founded early in the 19th century. It is renowned as the nation's fifth most wired campus. Dentistry is a popular program of study at this campus.

One of the top career colleges in Nebraska is the University of Nebraska at Omaha. It has been recognized as one of the top ten entrepreneurial college in America and was featured in the Entrepreneur magazine.

Economy

In 2010, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated Nebraska's gross state product(GSP)to be $89.8 billion. In 2004, the per capita personal income was estimated at $31,339 placing it 25th in the nation.

Agriculture is important to the state's economy. It is an important producer of pork, beef, soybeans, corn and sorghum for the nation. Manufacturing, rail and truck transport, telecommunications, insurance and information technology are also important sectors to the state's job market and economy.

Berkshire Hathaway is located in Omaha. Chief Executive Officer Warren Buffet was ranked as the second richest person in the world by Forbes magazine in March of 2009. Omaha is also the home of Mutual of Omaha, ConAgra, InfoUSA, West Cooperation, Valmont Industries, TD Ameritrade, Kiewit Corporation and the Union Pacific Railroad. The Buckle is based in the city of Kearney and Sidney is national headquarters for Cabelas, a retailer of outdoor goods.

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing in Lincoln is the world's only Kawasaki plant to produce the ATV, Jet-Ski and Mule line of products, employing more than 1200 people.

With well-established, high ranking colleges and universities and a sound economy, the state of Nebraska remains a great state to seek higher education, live and work.

Found 66 Post-Secondary Schools In Nebraska


Title City State Type Enrollment
Bellevue University Bellevue NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 3445
Dana College Blair NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 583
Chadron State College Chadron NE 4-year public 2686
Columbus Beauty School Columbus NE 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Doane College Crete NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 2429
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Curtis NE 2-year public 234
Lajames International College Fremont NE 2-year private, for-profit 66
Midland Lutheran College Fremont NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 1025
Central Community College Grand Island NE 2-year public 7126
Hastings College Hastings NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 1130
Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Hastings NE 2-year private, not-for-profit 14
University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney NE 4-year public 6506
Bryanlgh College of Health Sciences Lincoln NE 2-year private, not-for-profit 137
Capitol Aviation Lincoln NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
College of Hair Design Lincoln NE 2-year private, for-profit 25
Hamilton College - Lincoln Campus Lincoln NE 2-year private, for-profit 445
Josephs College of Beauty - Lincoln Lincoln NE 2-year private, for-profit 262
Larabee School Lincoln NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Myotherapy Institute Lincoln NE Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 18
Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 1699
Southeast Community College Area Lincoln NE 2-year public 7396
The Moore Group Inc Lincoln NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Union College Lincoln NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 788
University of Nebraska at Lincoln Lincoln NE 4-year public 22268
University of Nebraska Central Admin System Office Lincoln NE Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Nebraska Indian Community College Macy NE 2-year private, not-for-profit 170
Mccook Beauty Academy Mccook NE 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Nebraska Christian College Norfolk NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 162
Northeast Community College Norfolk NE 2-year public 4520
Mid Plains Community College North Platte NE 2-year public 2607
Trego - Dugan Aviation Inc North Platte NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Alegent Health School of Radiologic Technology Omaha NE 2-year private, not-for-profit 15
Capitol School of Hairstyling West Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit 101
Clarkson College Omaha NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 401
College of Saint Mary Omaha NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 947
Creighton University Omaha NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 6237
Custom Diesel Drivers Training Inc Omaha NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
E Q School of Hair Design Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit 37
Grace University Omaha NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 578
Hamilton College - Omaha Campus Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit 487
ITT Technical Institute Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit 353
La Rose Beauty Academy Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha NE 2-year public 11534
Nancy Bounds International Omaha NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 400
North American Travel School Omaha NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Omaha College of Health Careers Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit 269
Omaha School of Massage Therapy Omaha NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit 51
Opportunities Industrialization Center - Omaha Omaha NE Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Railway Educational Bureau Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Randall School of Real Estate Omaha NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
The Craftsman School Omaha NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
The Creative Center Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit 109
Travel Careers Institute Omaha NE Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE 4-year public 13479
University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE 4-year public 2695
Xenon International School of Hair Design Ii Inc Omaha NE 2-year private, for-profit 80
Peru State College Peru NE 4-year public 1698
Fullen School of Hair Design Scottsbluff NE 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Scottsbluff NE 2-year private, not-for-profit 1
Summit Christian College Scottsbluff NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 52
Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff NE 2-year public 2264
Concordia University Seward NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 1270
Wayne State College Wayne NE 4-year public 3518
Little Priest Tribal College Winnebago NE 2-year private, not-for-profit 141
York College York NE 4-year private, not-for-profit 497

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/