Colleges in Nebraska

Nebraska has 22 private and 7 public 4-year colleges that enroll 70,075 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $5,474 (for in-state students) and $12,820 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $20,443 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Nebraska provided $3,810,249 in financial aid to 1,919 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $160,751,286 in grant and scholarships to 17,034 students.

Nebraska receives less than 1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 3,748 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $15,419,039 in pell grant ($4,248 per student on average) and 6,620 students received a total amount of $35,341,544 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($5,629 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Nebraska

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Bellevue University

Location: Bellevue, NE

Private
not for profit
$6,349 $6,840 $6,840
Open admission
Bryan College of Health Sciences

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
not for profit
$22,249 $13,856 $13,856
87%
Chadron State College

Location: Chadron, NE

Public $12,766 $4,815 $4,845
Open admission
Clarkson College

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
not for profit
$19,842 $14,970 $14,970
52%
College of Saint Mary

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
not for profit
$18,928 $29,954 $29,954
60%
Concordia University-Nebraska

Location: Seward, NE

Private
not for profit
$19,335 $27,880 $27,880
73%
Creighton University

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
not for profit
$30,353 $35,942 $35,942
71%
Doane University-Arts & Sciences

Location: Crete, NE

Private
not for profit
$23,165 $29,720 $29,720
76%
Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
not for profit
$15,572
Open admission
Grace University

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
not for profit
$18,346 $21,088 $21,088
57%
Hastings College

Location: Hastings, NE

Private
not for profit
$19,871 $27,020 $27,020
64%
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
for profit
$17,681
Open admission
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
for profit
$22,215
Open admission
Midland University

Location: Fremont, NE

Private
not for profit
$23,480 $29,880 $29,880
61%
National American University-Bellevue

Location: Bellevue, NE

Private
for profit
$13,428 $13,428
Open admission
Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University

Location: Papillion, NE

Private
not for profit
$21,287 $16,200 $16,200
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
not for profit
$18,374 $13,632 $13,632
35%
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
not for profit
$23,540 $30,598 $30,598
74%
Peru State College

Location: Peru, NE

Public $12,557 $5,120 $5,120
Open admission
Summit Christian College

Location: Gering, NE

Private
not for profit
$6,906 $5,600 $5,600
33%
The Creative Center

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
for profit
$34,746 $25,600 $25,600
74%
Union College

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
not for profit
$20,863 $21,456 $21,456
64%
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Location: Kearney, NE

Public $15,520 $5,402 $10,862
85%
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Location: Omaha, NE

Public $11,223 $5,596 $17,516
86%
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Location: Omaha, NE

Public
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Location: Lincoln, NE

Public $16,462 $6,757 $21,278
75%
Wayne State College

Location: Wayne, NE

Public $12,139 $4,800 $9,600
Open admission
York College

Location: York, NE

Private
not for profit
$15,351 $17,300 $17,300
50%

2-year Colleges in Nebraska

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
for profit
$11,339 $17,945 $17,945
Open admission
Central Community College

Location: Grand Island, NE

Public $7,750 $2,520 $3,780
Open admission
CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
not for profit
College of Hair Design-Downtown

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
for profit
$16,323 $19,430 $19,430
Open admission
College of Hair Design-East Campus

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
for profit
$16,759 $19,430 $19,430
Open admission
Joseph's College Cosmetology

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
for profit
$14,355 $19,000 $19,000
Open admission
La'James International College

Location: Fremont, NE

Private
for profit
$11,331 $18,660 $18,660
Open admission
Little Priest Tribal College

Location: Winnebago, NE

Private
not for profit
$7,977 $4,050 $4,050
Open admission
Metropolitan Community College Area

Location: Omaha, NE

Public $5,997 $2,625 $3,953
Open admission
Mid-Plains Community College

Location: North Platte, NE

Public $6,587 $2,520 $3,270
Open admission
Myotherapy Institute

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
for profit
$24,796 $15,950 $15,950
Open admission
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

Location: Curtis, NE

Public $11,007 $4,356 $9,234
Open admission
Nebraska Indian Community College

Location: Macy, NE

Public $13,835 $4,080 $4,080
Open admission
Northeast Community College

Location: Norfolk, NE

Public $8,079 $2,700 $3,780
Open admission
Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
for profit
$22,239 $12,560 $12,560
Southeast Community College Area

Location: Lincoln, NE

Public $8,523 $3,137 $3,852
Open admission
Universal College of Healing Arts

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
for profit
$21,128 $15,240 $15,240
Open admission
Western Nebraska Community College

Location: Scottsbluff, NE

Public $6,987 $2,280 $2,508
Open admission
Wisconsin Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner Group-PMTS Lincoln

Location: Lincoln, NE

Private
for profit
$16,850 $21,000 $21,000
Open admission
Xenon International Academy-Omaha

Location: Omaha, NE

Private
for profit
$11,536 $17,800 $17,800
Open admission