Nebraska Colleges

The Great Plains state of Nebraska is home to more than 50 colleges. Because most of the state’s cities have populations of 3,000 or less, many of the colleges in Nebraska are centered around the state capital Lincoln and the largest city Omaha. Both the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and University of Nebraska, Lincoln are ranked among the best colleges in the Midwest and the later also made the US News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Colleges. For private Nebraska colleges, liberal art schools Doane University and Nebraska Wesleyan University are considered the most prestigious. A long list of community colleges can be found in Nebraska as well with Southeast Community College, Metropolitan Community College and Central Community College among the options.

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Nebraska College and Degree Offerings

With a wide selection of post secondary education options ranging from career colleges to liberal art school, Nebraska students have many programs and degree levels to choose from. With five schools in the University of Nebraska System and 3 in the Nebraska State College System, the bachelors degree and masters degree options at public universities are many. Private colleges offer another set of 4-year degree options with Bellevue University, Clarkson College, Creighton University and more. A strong group of career colleges, technical schools and community colleges provide 2-year career training degree and certificate programs to students with career-focused education goals.

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Nebraska Career Opportunities

Nebraska is a leading farming and ranching state, but career opportunities exist beyond cornhusks and horses. One of Nebraska’s top employers is Blue Cross Blue Shield making a degree in Medical Insurance/Biller a good bet for graduates of Nebraska colleges. Other fast-growing job sectors include Health & Medical Services, Education and Human Services. Mental & Social Health Services, Nursing, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, Cert, Dipl, AAS) are all smart career choices and a 2-year degree can prepare you to enter the workforce. Graphic Design and Photography are two other popular careers for graduates of colleges in Nebraska and can be pursued with small business to large corporations. If agriculture is an interest, schools such as Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will prepare you for a successful career.