Colleges in Nebraska

Colleges in Nebraska

Nebraska is nicknamed the “Cornhusker State” and its official soft drink is Kool-Aid, an homage to Edwin Perkins who created the beverage in 1927 in Hastings, NE. This state experiences hot summers, cold winters, and is located in Tornado Alley. The University of Nebraska system has three campuses and assorted specialized facilities, while the Nebraska State College System has three public colleges. Outside of those two systems, there are 16 colleges in Nebraska, many clustered around Omaha. Peru State College is the oldest institution, and York College is the most selective. Food processing, machinery, electric equipment, and printing and publishing are among the top industries in Nebraska, but many are a direct result of the high agricultural output. The Indian Cave State Park, Carhenge, and the Strategic Air and Space Museum are top attractions.
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Creighton University

Founded in 1878 by the Society of Jesus, Creighton University is a Jesuit Catholic university in Omaha. Creighton hosts nine colleges and schools offering degrees in over 140 areas of study. As a Catholic institution, Creighton holds daily mass and...

“…creighton is easily the best college in the area, and has a great reputation, especially in the midwest. it has awesome medical and science programs. everyone i know who has gone there has come away from it pleased with their investments, whether...” – Mauree from Lavista, NE

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the oldest university in the state and flagship of the NU system. Nebraska is home to nine colleges conferring undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, the NU campus hosts The...

“…The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been a very welcoming community of students from all across the world. The students, staff, and alumni of the university do a great job to make you feel at home and keep you constantly having fun. You will not...” – Nick from Holmen, WI

Affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Union College is a Christian liberal arts college in Lincoln. Union confers undergraduate degrees in 29 academic fields of study. As a Christian institution, Union features weekly chapel services and...

“…union is located in lincoln, nebraska, which contrary to popular belief is not in the middle of a cornfield. union is small enough to know most people and say hi to them as you walk around campus. service is emphasized and led by student groups.” – PurpleDolphin

York College is a private, Christ-centered institution established on an urban, 50-acre campus in Nebraska. York offers 26 on-campus bachelor’s degree programs, as well as two online master’s degree programs in Education and Organizational Leadership...

“…york college is a great place to go to school if you like the small town atmosphere. professors and students really want to know you on a personal level so you will have the opportunity to make relationships that last a lifetime. this school is...” – Dustin from Silver Lake, KS

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a public institution and doctoral/research facility according to the Carnegie Foundation. It is home to a Biomechanics Research Building, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, and Baxter Arena. UNO is a...

“…This school is constantly changing and evolving. The student body is involved in the community and the promotion of everyone succeeding. This school is one of the best in the tri-state area, even if the football program has been cut....hey, we will...” – Tamara from Omaha, NE

Wayne State College is a public, 4-year institution located in Wayne, Nebraska. WSC students have the opportunity to enroll in a number of unique academic programs, including the Northeast Nebraska Teachers Academy program, and the University of...

“…Wayne State College is a very welcoming college; the people are all really friendly and so are owners of local businesses. Wayne has a wide range of majors and clubs to join; which made me very excited as an undecided major, to be able to try a bit...” – Holly from Hobart, WI

Chadron State College

Founded in 1911, Chadron State College is a 4-year public school in the northwestern Nebraska panhandle and part of the Nebraska State College System. Chadron State confers undergraduate degrees in 52 academic programs. For fans of architectural...

“…Chadron has a great atmosphere that makes you feel like you are at home. In addition the programs they offer are great since a majority have hands on experience included. ” – Marya from Cairo, NE

Bellevue University is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of Nebraska. The college’s academics are focused primarily on adult education. Students attending Bellevue can enroll in courses in a variety of formats beyond the...

“…It is a small campus with a small town atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone at this campus. It is very racially and ethnically diverse.” – Kali from Bellevue, NE

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Originally founded as the Nebraska State Normal School, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is a 4-year public school in central Nebraska and a member of the NU system. UNK is home to four colleges granting undergraduate degrees in 170 academic...

“…The University of Nebraska at Kearney is simply, an amazing place to continue education. The professors here are fantastic and help their students be the best that they can be, The culture rich environment is great, and helps students learn more...” – Derek from Axtell, NE

Situated in Peru, NE, Peru State College is a liberal arts institution. The school was founded in 1865 by members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and it is the oldest university in the state. The school began as a teachers’ college and is a member...

“…great school to attend, small class sizes and low tuition.” – Jennifer from Rock Port, MO

Northeast Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses in northeastern Nebraska conferring over 110 degrees and certificates. NCC’s Wind Energy program positions students to work in one of Nebraska’s fastest growing renewable energy...

“…Smaller than the average college, but definitely worth the money to go there!” – Sara from Wisner, NE

Doane University-Arts & Sciences

Doane University is a private, 4-year institution established in Crete, Nebraska. The college also maintains three additional, satellite campuses in Lincoln, Grand Island, and Omaha. Students attending Doane have a number of special academic...

“…The learning environment is wonderful. The classes are small enough to get one on one time with teachers. Most of the teachers try to make you and others better and try to help you succeed. Its a wonderful school!” – Kristine from Crete, NE

Hastings College is a private, Christ-centered institution established on a 120-acre campus in southern Nebraska. Hastings offers over 60 major, minor, and pre-professional programs, which students can personalize with academic opportunities such as...

“…Hastings College is a fantastic college overall. The teachers all care about their courses and their students. The students are all extremely kind to all other students.” – Adam from Lincoln, NE

Midland University is a private, 4-year institution located in Fremont, Nebraska, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Offering 30 academic areas to major in, MU maintains a 4-year Graduation Guarantee that’s available to...

“…Midland University is a tight-knit community with something for everyone. The education prepares students with real experience. The opportunities the school offers are amazing and it always seems to have a very active campus.” – Jack from Lincoln, NE

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private, 4-year institution established in the capital city of Lincoln. Students attending NWU are eligible to receive a $1000 renewable grant if they schedule a campus visit. Academics at the college are based upon...

“…Nebraska Wesleyan is overall a great school, and is truly the 'Harvard' of the Great Plains. The staff and faculty are not only knowledgeable, but kind and helpful as well, they truly care about students. Although the student body is not necessarily...” – Sarah from Lincoln, NE

From its campus in Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center is the only public academic health science research institution in the state. UNMC is made up of six colleges concentrating in subjects like Public Health and Pharmacy as well as two...

“…UNMC is committed to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. This school is one of the best rated school in the...” – Amber from Blair, NE

Originally established as a nursing school, Clarkson College has grown over the years to become a 4-year institution of health care sciences in Omaha. Clarkson offers nine academic programs and 20 majors in the health sciences. In addition to its...

“…clarkson college is a great school. it has some great teachers and staff. it's not over crowded like some colleges. ” – Tracy from Omaha, NE

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the College of Saint Mary is a Catholic all-women’s college in Omaha. Among Saint Mary’s 25 undergraduate programs, its K-12 and Secondary Education majors are both divided into several concentrations in subjects such...

“…I believe that College of Saint Mary is an excellent college for any young woman to attend. The college has high expectations for every student, pushing that student to do their best in school which will benefit the student both inside and outside...” – Stephanie from Albion, NE

Central Community College is a 2-year community college in the middle of Nebraska. CCC bestows degrees and certificates in 154 subjects and offers 36 career and technical education programs. The CCC Workforce Training department provides instruction...

“…Is a really good campus, the staff is very kind, classes and instructor's are the best.” – Rosa from Grand Island, NE

Western Nebraska Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses in the Nebraska panhandle. WNCC offers degrees and certificates in over 50 fields of study and its Agriculture Science and Applied Agriculture Technologies programs...

“…great instructors that have an open door policy with students. everyone here wants you to succeed and graduate and are more than willing to help you any way they can.” – from Mitchell, NE

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Bryan College of Health Sciences is a medical education institution established in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students have a number of opportunities for experiential learning at Bryan Health College in the science labs, the clinic, the simulation center,...

“…Bryan College of Health Sciences completely surpassed my expectations. I am incredibly impressed with the amount of dedication and compassion this school has for their students. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't go anywhere else! ” – Ashley from Lincoln, NE

Mid-Plains Community College is a 2-year institution with seven campus locations in central Nebraska. MPCC confers associate degrees in 22 fields of study and is also home to 27 certificate-granting technical and occupational programs. Every year,...

Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University

Formed by a merger of two Christian institutions of higher learning, Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University is Christian academy in the Omaha metro area. NCC confers undergraduate degrees in Pastoral Ministry, Worship Ministry,...

“…good college, small community, you know everyone. very good education, especially for a smaller college.” – Daniel from Papillion, NE

Southeast Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses serving 15 counties in southeast Nebraska. SCC awards degrees and certificates in over 50 areas of study including Horticulture & Turfgrass Management, John Deere Tech, and...

“…Best College for Mother's. Southeast provides many types of classes to help students work with their children's classes and Day Care's. ” – Tabatha from LINCOLN, NE

As the largest post-secondary school in the state of Nebraska, Metropolitan Community College is a 2-year community college serving Omaha and its surrounding counties. For students looking to transfer to a 4-year institution, MCC has reached...

“…Metro Fort Omaha Campus is great school! Even though it's small and not every bodies first choice I love it here. It's very great for first College Freshman.” – Nathaniel from Omaha, NE

Concordia University Nebraska is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the city of Seward and is part of the Concordia University System. The college’s 85-acre campus is home to over 20 academic buildings and residence halls, and...

“…concordia has a great community. the people who you meet here are like family. students, faculty, and staff are friendly and rooted in christ's love. ” – student

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a 2-year agricultural academy and part of the University of Nebraska system. NCTA offers 20 farming and veterinary science-based associate degree and 11 certificate-granting programs. To supplement...

Nebraska Methodist College is a medical school in Omaha affiliated with the Nebraska Methodist Health System. NMC is home to academic departments in Nursing, Allied Health, and Health Professions offering 42 degrees and certificates and all NMC...

“…Nebraska Methodist College is a great college to attend and get your degree from. It is one of the best nursing colleges in Omaha. The success rate of their students is outstanding. ”

Affiliated with the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska, Little Priest Tribal College is a 2-year tribal community college in northeast Nebraska. Named for a prominent Winnebago chief, Little Priest offers degrees and certificates in seven academic fields....

Originally founded as a training school for medical missions, Summit Christian College is a Christ-centered institution in western Nebraska. Summit confers three bachelor’s degrees in Ministry Studies, Christian Studies, and Biblical Studies....

“…Summit Christian College is one of the most affordable schools that I know of. It has excellent professors, and great student body. It is a blessing to know that I can graduate debt free and build a great network of christian friends called to the...” – Alex from Chadron, NE

Nebraska Indian Community College is a 2-year tribal college with three campuses encompassing the Omaha Tribe and Santee Sioux reservations. NICC offers eight associate degrees as well as a certificate-granting program in Carpentry. As a tribal...

Doane University in Lincoln is the first regional campus in the Doane system and an institution designed for adult and working students. The Lincoln campus offers 12 bachelor’s degree programs through the College of Professional Studies with class...

“…i enjoy going to doane lincoln everything has always fit into my schedule and when it didn't they tried to accomodate the best they could. i switched from another school and since i have done this my gpa has only went up even though the school has...” – Michael from Lincoln, NE

The CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology is a medical imaging training academy in eastern Nebraska. The CHI Health School is home to a 23-month program culminating in an associate degree in Radiologic Science. In addition to classroom lectures...

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