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35 Colleges
4,712 Yearly Graduations
$53,881 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,864 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 4,712 students received a trade school degree from a college in Nebraska, making it rank #38 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Nebraska is $13,470 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,890 a year.

An estimated 61% of college students in Nebraska take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,466 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
1,312 Yearly Degrees
$3,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Community College is 5,974, which includes 1,761 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Central Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,343 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Central Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
842 Yearly Degrees
$2,664 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,234 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Community College, and 9,328 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

79% of Southeast Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,738 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
801 Yearly Degrees
$3,195 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,603 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 13,244 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,059 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,913 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 5,105 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at Northeast take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,259 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeast with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
132 Yearly Degrees

There are 152 students at Xenon International School of hair Design in total, 152 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

81% of Xenon International School of hair Design students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,003 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,700 during the early-career years.

#6

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$2,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 711 full-time undergraduates at WNCC, and 1,625 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,249 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WNCC is $25,500.

#7

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$3,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 756 full-time undergraduates at Mid-Plains Community College, and 2,075 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Mid-Plains Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,261 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mid-Plains Community College is $26,100.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics is 160, which includes 160 full-time undergraduates. Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 70% of students at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,691 a year. Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics is $21,100.

#8

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$9,562 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,286 undergraduates at UNL, of which 18,949 are full-time, and there are 25,108 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNL, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,598 a year. UNL has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNL is $37,200.

Public Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees
$11,941 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Nebraska Medical Center is 3,699, of which 968 students are undergraduates and of those, 781 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $59,600 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$15,659 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,212 students at Nebraska Methodist College in total, 814 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 496 are full-time. It takes the average Nebraska Methodist College undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

63% of Nebraska Methodist College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,432 a year. Nebraska Methodist College has a 1.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,100 during the early-career years.

#12

Clarkson College

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$13,968 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,169 students at Clarkson College in total, 616 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 337 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 12% of accepted students are men, and 88% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,963 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Clarkson College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$7,851 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,665 undergraduates at Bellevue University, of which 6,302 are full-time, and there are 13,059 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,619 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bellevue University is $45,200.

#14

College of Hair Design-Downtown

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

There are 43 students at College of Hair Design-Downtown in total, 43 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at College of Hair Design-Downtown. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,628 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from College of Hair Design-Downtown is $18,600.

#15

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$43,018 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Creighton University is 8,770, of which 4,458 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,330 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Creighton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,449 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Creighton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Joseph's College Cosmetology

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
64 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Joseph’s College Cosmetology is 131, which includes 131 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

96% of Joseph’s College Cosmetology students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,953 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Joseph’s College Cosmetology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees

There are 51 full-time undergraduates at College of Hair Design-East Campus, and 51 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at College of Hair Design-East Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,891 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from College of Hair Design-East Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$11,326 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Universal College of Healing Arts is 29, which includes 29 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Universal College of Healing Arts. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Roughly 100% of students at Universal College of Healing Arts take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,063 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Public Public vs. Private
36 Yearly Degrees
$8,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,892 students at UNOMAHA in total, 12,768 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,362 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

37% of UNOMAHA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,574 a year. UNOMAHA has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNOMAHA is $35,500.

#20

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$7,428 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wayne State College is 4,202, of which 3,440 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,822 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 61% of students at WSC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,327 a year. WSC has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees

There are 38 students at Wisconsin Academy in total, 38 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

72% of Wisconsin Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,423 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#22

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$7,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,225 students at UNK in total, 4,385 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,795 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNK, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

47% of UNK students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,818 a year. UNK has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNK is $34,200.

Public Public vs. Private
25 Yearly Degrees
$5,483 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 219 full-time undergraduates at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, and 282 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,960 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is $37,200.

#24

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
20 Yearly Degrees
$21,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,024 students at Saint Mary in total, 680 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 659 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Saint Mary is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%.

57% of Saint Mary students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,873 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,200 during the early-career years.

#25

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$18,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 661 undergraduates at Bryan College of Health Sciences, of which 366 are full-time, and there are 778 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Bryan College of Health Sciences. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Around 4% of accepted students are men, and 96% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Bryan College of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,863 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,800 during the early-career years.

Other Nebraska Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Myotherapy Institute 11
27 Doane University 10
28 La’James International College 7
28 Hastings College 7
28 CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology 7
31 Midland University 6
32 Nebraska Wesleyan University 5
33 Union College Nebraska 3
34 Nebraska Indian Community College 1
35 Little Priest Tribal College 0

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