Find the Best Colleges in Nebraska

Nebraska’s system of higher education features 44 colleges and universities. The selection includes 15 public institutions, 19 not-for-profit private schools and 10 for-profit institutions. Many offer online degree programs. You can sort through the options with our free college search tool.
Where are Nebraska’s schools located? The University of Nebraska System has three main campuses in Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha plus a number of annexes. The Nebraska State College System has three main campuses as well. These are located in Chadron, Peru and Wayne. As for private colleges in Nebraska, four are located in Omaha and most others are also located in the eastern half of the state.

Compare Nebraska Colleges and Universities

CollegeStats makes it easy to compare Nebraska college tuitions, acceptance rates and other school data. Here’s an overview to help with your college search.

  • Nebraska public colleges and universities are affordable. Nebraska has some of the lowest tuitions and total costs among public schools in the US. Besides that, the majority of Nebraska college students don’t pay the full advertised tuition. At the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, for example, 87% of students received financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year. In 67% of cases the financial aid was in the form of grants (no repayment required).
  • Online learning is popular. In 2015 nearly 17% of Nebraska college students took 100% of their courses online. This is above average compared with college students in other states.
  • Nebraska makes state-to-state deals. Maybe your dream college is across state lines. While out-of-state schools generally cost a more to attend, residents of Nebraska can get tuition discounts at public community colleges, four-year colleges and universities in other midwestern states through the Midwestern Student Exchange Program (MSEP). The nine MSEP member states are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

Take a look at our list of top colleges in Nebraska below.