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

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
~ Nebraska State College System
Chadron State College, Peru State College, Wayne State College www.nscs.edu