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.

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    1. Fortis College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate Degree in Nursing
      • Associate Degree in Nursing
    Certificate
      • Dental Assistant
      • Lab Technician
      • Medical Assistant
      • Medical Assisting
      • Medical Laboratory Technology
      • Medical Office Administration
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
      • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
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      • Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
      • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
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      • BS - Film (Campus)
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    3. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
    Master's
      • Dual Enrollment: Master of Health Service Administration and Master of Public Health
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Forensic Psychology - M.A. Non-Licensure Track to Licensure Bridge Program
      • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate
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      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
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  • Online Programs Available
    4. Concordia University Portland

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Reading
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Central Christian College of Kansas

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Criminal Justice
    Associate's
      • AA in Criminal Justice
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Independence University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Information Systems (MS)
      • Nursing Administration (MS)
      • Nursing Education (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Accounting (BS)
      • Business Administration (BS)
      • Business Administration - Human Resources Emphasis (BS)
      • Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis (BS)
      • Business Administration - Technology Emphasis (BS)
      • Health Services Management (BS)
    Associate's
      • Medical Assisting (AOS)
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Business Administration
      • B.A. in Psychology
      • B.S. in Legal Studies
      • B.S. in Business Administration / Accounting
      • B.S. in Finance
      • B.S. in Management / Entrepreneurship
    Associate's
      • A.S. in Criminal Justice
      • A.S. in Legal Studies
      • A.S. in Management
      • A.S. in Accounting
      • A.S. in Marketing
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
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    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • Master: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master : Business Admin
      • Master of Public Health
      • MBA: Human Resources
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
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      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Accelerated MS in Finance Option
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Business
      • AAS in Legal Support and Services
      • Associate: Business Admin.
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    Certificate
      • Medical Assisting Certificate
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      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
      • Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
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    9. Trident University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
      • Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
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      • Educational Leadership (Ed. D.)
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    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
      • Business Administration (BSBA)
      • Human Resources Management (BSHRM)
      • Homeland Security (BSHLS)
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
      • Leadership (BSL)
    Associate's
      • Professional Studies (ASPS)
    Certificate
      • CMCB - Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
      • PhD in Criminal Justice - General
      • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
      • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation
      • PhD in Psychology - Teaching

Featured Schools

Fortis College

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Dental Assistant
  • Lab Technician

What is your highest level of education completed?

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Bachelor of Science - Software Development

What is your highest level of education?

The Chicago School

  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • Dual Enrollment: Master of Health Service Administration and Master of Public Health
  • Certificate in Forensic Psychology - M.A. Non-Licensure Track to Licensure Bridge Program

What is your highest level of education completed?

Concordia University Portland

  • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
  • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum

What is your highest level of education?

Central Christian College of Kansas

  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • AA in Criminal Justice

What is your highest level of education completed?

Independence University

  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Medical Assisting (AOS)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Post University

  • B.S. in Business Administration
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Legal Studies

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Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AASBA in Business
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

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