Top Nebraska Colleges and Universities

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Nebraska is located in the Northern Plains region of the country, almost directly in the center of the nation. The state has an excellent public university system, as well as smaller regional institutions that serve their surrounding communities.
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Top Five Schools in Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located just minutes from the state capital in the southeastern part of the state. Often called UNL, the university has been a beacon of higher education in the Northern Plains since its founding in 1869. There are currently 17,371 undergraduate students majoring in one of its 140 available fields of study. The Carnegie Foundation has recognized UNL as a Doctoral/Research Extensive university, demonstrating its stature as a premier institution. It is also currently ranked #91 in U.S. News and World Report. For students who enjoy athletics, the Cornhusker football team is a perennial favorite.

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Located in the heart of Nebraska's largest city, the University of Nebraska has a strong tradition of addressing the needs of commuter and returning adult students. University of Nebraska at Omaha's almost 15,000 students choose from a variety of courses of study, many of which are focused on business and computers as they relate to agriculture. One of UNO's many accolades since its founding in 1908 is its ranking among the top ten Entrepreneurial Colleges in the limited curriculum category by Entrepreneur magazine.

Creighton University

Creighton University is a private, Jesuit Catholic University located just outside Omaha, Nebraska's business district. The university was founded in 1908 and has since grown to have an undergraduate enrollment of 6,992 students. For a relatively small university, Creighton enjoys strong national attention; PC Magazine recognized the university in 2006 as the fifth most 'wired' campus in the country. Creighton's School of Dentistry is also renowned and includes one of the best clinical instruction facilities of any dental college.

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Founded in 1905 as a teacher's college, the University of Nebraska at Kearney officially became part of the University of Nebraska system in 1989. It is an outstanding regional institution, with an undergraduate population of 6,478 students from the surrounding central Nebraska area and beyond. The College of Education at UNK is recognized around the state as superbly preparing teachers and administrators; about 1/3 of all teachers and administrators in Nebraska are graduates of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Bellevue University

Bellevue University was founded in 1966 as a private institution in the community of Bellevue, in eastern Nebraska. Located in the greater Omaha metropolitan area, the school has a mission to attract and retain students from the surrounding low-income areas of Bellevue and South Omaha. Currently, there are 5,524 undergraduate students enrolled in the university; however, the institution is widely known throughout the area for providing adult and commuter students the chance to earn advanced business degrees in a non-traditional setting. It offers accelerated bachelor's, three-year bachelor's combining online and classroom learning and work experience and traditional four-year bachelor's programs.

Popular Schools

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. South College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS Nursing
      • Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Pre-Physical Therapy
      • Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Pre-Physician Assistant
      • Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
      • Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
      • Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Radiography
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
      • Associate of Science in Health Science
      • Associate of Science in Health Science - Pre-Nursing
      • Associate of Science in Health Science - Pre-Pharmacy
      • Associate of Science in Radiography
      • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Medical Assisting
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    2. CDI College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Diploma in Business Administration Management
      • Diploma in Business Management
      • Diploma in Legal Assistant
      • Diploma in Accounting and Payroll Administration
      • Diploma in Accounting and Payroll Administrator
      • Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities - Assistance la Personne en tablissement de Sant
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    3. Universal Technical Institute

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
      • Marine Technician Specialist
      • Diesel Technology
      • Motorcycle Technician Specialist
      • Automotive Technology
      • NASCAR Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    Master's
      • Master: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master : Business Admin
      • Master of Public Health
      • MBA: Human Resources
      • MBA: Health Care Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Accelerated MS in Finance Option
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Business
      • AAS in Legal Support and Services
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
      • Associate: Criminal Justice
      • Associate: Accounting
    Certificate
      • Medical Office Administration Certificate
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Postbaccalaureate Certificate - Pathway to Paralegal
      • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
      • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
      • Master of Liberal Arts
      • Master of Arts in Science Writing
      • Master of Science in Applied Economics
      • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Entrepreneurial Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Individualized
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Global Consulting
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Political Communication
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Strategic Communication
      • Master of Arts in Government - Political Communication
      • Master of Arts in Journalism
      • Master of Arts in Law - Business
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Culture
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
      • Bachelor of Arts in English - Communication
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice
      • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Saint John's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration: Interdisciplinary Business
      • Master of Business Administration: Taxation
      • Master of Science in Accounting
      • Master of Science in Taxation
      • Master of Science in Library and Information Science
      • Master of Science in Library and Information Science: Academic Librarianship
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. Southern Careers Institute

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Business Accounting Specialist
      • Management
      • Computer Support Specialist
      • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Special Education
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • MS in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • BS in Psychology
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • BS in Early Childhood
      • BS in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major)

Featured Schools

South College

  • BS Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting

What is your highest level of education completed?

CDI College

  • Diploma in Business Administration Management
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Legal Assistant

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Universal Technical Institute

  • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
  • Marine Technician Specialist
  • Diesel Technology

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Kaplan University

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • Master: Legal Studies
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AASBA in Business
  • Medical Office Administration Certificate

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Arts in Science Writing

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

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Saint John's University

  • Master of Business Administration: Interdisciplinary Business
  • Master of Business Administration: Taxation
  • Master of Science in Accounting

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