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...

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I am learning a lot at Creighton University, and I am having fun while doing it! The professors are wonderful. They know their stuff, and they make class very enjoyable. The classes are challenging, but it is all worth the hard work that I have to...

” – Sally from Newton, IA
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...

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There are a wide variety of classes offered. I'm an English major, and UNL has a great English program. It's home to the Prairie Schooner, which is a highly regarded literary magazine. There are a lot of great poets here and even in my freshman year...

” – Madeline from Lincoln, NE

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...

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Union College has a blossoming family oriented campus atmosphere where a responsive faculty and school spirit driven student body works together to create a better future. Union strives to help students find their place in the world and teach them...

” – Curtis from Northfield, MN

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...

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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
University of Nebraska at Omaha

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...

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I just completed my first semester and I sincerely learned something new and interesting in each of my classes. All of my professors were incredibly knowledgeable in their respective areas of study. Just by attending class I really learned a lot...

” – Jenae from Omaha, NE
Wayne State College

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...

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the best ever!

” – Stephanie from Beatrice, NE
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...

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Class sizes are pretty small which allows for plenty of one on one time with your professors if you need it.

” – Allyson from Rapid City, SD
Bellevue University

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...

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Bellevue University has exceeded my expectations. The academic advisors and counselors are very accessible, patient, knowledgeable, and helpful! I give Bellevue a 10!

” – Janice from Council Bluffs, IA
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...

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UNK wasn't my first choice school but I'm exceptionally happy to be here now. It's a wonderful place and professors are amazing. I highly recommend to all that are eligible to apply to the Honors Program, it certainly isn't as daunting as it sounds.

” – Alyssa from Arcadia, NE
Peru State College
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...
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It is wonderful. The environment is so loving, everyone cares about you as a person. The professors take time to know your name and know things about you. The courses can range from challenging to cake walk it just depends on what you are good at.

” – Raeanna from Thornton, CO

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...

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It's small. Almost everyone knows everyone else. Teachers are great.

” – Dakota from Stuart, 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...

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A perfect fit for people who want to know a little bit about everything, and a whole lot about your major. A small, beautiful campus, it is the perfect college for the ultimate college experience. Doane is all about getting their students involved in...

” – Vanessa from Omaha, NE
Hastings College

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...

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As a liberal arts school, Hastings requires you to take a wide variety of courses. Although these courses may not pertain to your intended major, they do allow for you to broaden your horizons as a student. The small student to teacher ratio allows...

” – Katie from Ewing, NE
Midland University

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...

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I really enjoy that it is a small campus. All the professors are kind and understanding. It feels like we're one big, happy family.

Nebraska Wesleyan University

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...

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No matter what class it is, I'm surprised how much I take out of them.

” – Jordan from Yutan, 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...

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because my career is about doing medical and health care services. i think i will learn more and get more experience in medical field.

” – Ahlan from Omaha, 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...

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...

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College of Saint Mary has been a wonderful experience thus far and I hope the next three years of me attending can be just as wonderful. They has been very helpful with me and my son, and are very generous beings. I love the atmosphere and feel...

” – Desiree from Omaha, 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...

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My sister attends there, she has always been the type that struggles on comprehending, but she is doing great there and learning a lot

” – Brittany from Brady, 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...

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There is easy accessibility to technology and professors. You will learn plenty; the best thing is whenever you don't understand something there will be someone available.

” – Edgar from Yuma, CO
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...

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...

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Even though it's a community college and some of the teachers are boring, there's still others that make an impact. You need to spend time on campus and figure out which teachers are the good ones so you don't get stuck in a going no-where class.

” – Crystal from North Platte, NE
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...

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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...

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I had great teachers that were always available if I needed help. The teacher to student ratio was great and classes were small so it was easy to have class discussions and learn from other students as well as the instructors. In high school I had...

” – Graduated Student

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...

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Metropolitan Community College is great for students starting out in college. The campus is very welcoming and it is very easy to make new friends. My experience so far at Metro has been so much fun that I wish I could extend my time as a student...

” – Aubrie 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...

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It is a very Christian school that always lifts your spirt. The professors are always kind and love to teach. Their programs really help you prepare for life out of college.

” – 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...

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I am almost done with school now I feel like I have already gotten way more than what my money paid for. Everyone is willing to help you and answer all the questions you have. I love it!

” – Stephanie from Lewis, IA

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...

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...

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All staff are very helpful. All staff care about their students and assist with their kindness. They are not judgemental of anyone or any situation.

” – Michelle from Grand Island, 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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