Nebraska Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Nebraska

More than 200 years ago, Lewis and Clark traveled through Nebraska, and the state continues to offer adventure for those looking for excitement off the beaten path. The state can be a place for you to study as well. The University of Nebraska and Nebraska State College systems provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs. If you are interested in a 2-year program, check out one of the eight tribal or community colleges systems in Nebraska. There are also 18 independent colleges and universities from which to choose. Whether you are interested in health services or a college seminary, you can find the right school for you in Nebraska.


Growth industries in Nebraska

There is a reason Fortune 500 companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, ConAgra Foods and Mutual of Omaha have chosen to base their companies in Nebraska. According to a study completed on behalf of the state's Department of Economic Development and Department of Labor, Nebraska has weathered the recession better than most other states. In particular, five sectors are considered current economic strongholds: biosciences; financial services; precision metals manufacturing; renewable energy; and transportation, warehousing and distribution logistics.

Students at universities in Nebraska may want to consider a degree program that will lead to one of the following occupations within these key sectors. Income figures are mean annual wages for 2010 provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  1. Accountants and auditors: $62,610
  2. Biochemists and biophysicists: $62,690
  3. Biomedical engineers: $70,320
  4. Environmental engineers: $72,480
  5. Logisticians: $69,980

Located in the center of the nation, Nebraska is home to diverse communities and offers excellent job prospects. Ranked the fourth best state for jobs by CareerBuilder.com in 2008, Nebraska continues to offer opportunity around every corner.

See also: Nebraska Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Other Colleges & Universities in Nebraska

            Bellevue University
            Bellevue, Nebraska www.bellevue.edu
            Central Community College
            Grand Island, Hastings, Columbus, Nebraska www.cccneb.edu
            Chadron State College
            Chadron, Nebraska www.csc.edu
            Clarkson College
            Omaha, Nebraska www.clarksoncollege.edu
            College of Saint Mary
            Omaha, Nebraska www.csm.edu
            Concordia University Nebraska
            Seward, Nebraska www.cune.edu
            Creighton University
            Omaha, Nebraska www.creighton.edu
            Dana College
            Blair, Nebraska www.dana.edu
            Doane College
            Crete, Lincoln, Nebraska www.doane.edu
            Grace University
            Omaha, Nebraska www.graceuniversity.edu
            Hastings College
            Hastings, Nebraska www.hastings.edu
            Little Priest Tribal College
            Winnebago, Nebraska www.lptc.bia.edu
            Metropolitan Community College Area
            Omaha, Nebraska www.mccneb.edu
            Mid Plains Community College
            McCook, North Platte, Nebraska www.mpcc.edu
            Midland Lutheran College
            Fremont, Nebraska www.mlc.edu
            Nebraska Christian College
            Papillion, Nebraska www.nechristian.edu
            Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
            Curtis, NE ncta.unl.edu
            Nebraska Indian Community College
            Macy, Omaha, Niobrara, South Sioux City www.thenicc.edu
            Nebraska Methodist College
            Omaha, Nebraska www.methodistcollege.edu
            Nebraska Wesleyan University
            Lincoln, Nebraska www.nebrwesleyan.edu
            Northeast Community College
            Norfolk, Nebraska www.northeastcollege.com
            Peru State College
            Peru, Nebraska www.peru.edu
            Southeast Community College
            Lincoln, Beatrice, Milford, Nebraska www.southeast.edu
            Summit Christian College
            Scottsbluff, Nebraska www.summitcc.net
            The Creative Center
            Omaha, Nebraska www.creativecenter.edu
            Union College
            Lincoln, Nebraska www.ucollege.edu
            University of Nebraska at Kearney
            Kearney, Nebraska www.unk.edu
            University of Nebraska at Lincoln
            Lincoln, Nebraska www.unl.edu
            University of Nebraska at Omaha
            Omaha, Nebraska www.unomaha.edu
            Wayne State College
            Wayne, Nebraska www.wsc.edu
            Western Nebraska Community College
            Scottsbluff, Sidney, Alliance, Nebraska www.wncc.net
            York College
            York, Nebraska www.york.edu
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            Chadron State College, Peru State College, Wayne State College www.nscs.edu