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32 Colleges
4,665 Yearly Graduations
$58,224 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,209 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Nebraska is ranked #39 in the country with 4,665 degrees handed out in 2021. Nebraska colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $14,556 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $16,979 per year.

An estimated 62% of college students in Nebraska take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,552 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
1,518 Yearly Degrees
$3,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,974 students at Central Community College in total, 1,761 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

27% of Central Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,343 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Community College is $31,468.

#2

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
790 Yearly Degrees
$3,192 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 average amount of student loans is $1,738 a year. Southeast Community College has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,005 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

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

16% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,059 a year. MCC has a 5.0% 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 $30,170 during the early-career years.

#4

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
322 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.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,259 a year. Northeast has a 5.0% 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 $33,819 during the early-career years.

#5

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$3,420 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 typical student loan amount is $4,261 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mid-Plains Community College is $29,471.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees

There are 160 full-time undergraduates at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics, and 160 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,691 a year. Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics has a 1.3% 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 Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics is $26,982.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees

There are 152 full-time undergraduates at Xenon International School of hair Design, and 152 students altogether. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,949 during the early-career years.

#8

Clarkson College

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$14,880 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.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Clarkson College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,963 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $52,436 during the early-career years.

#9

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
94 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 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,814 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
92 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 student loan default rate of 0.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNMC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $60,172 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees
$15,439 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health is 1,212, of which 814 students 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.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 6% are men and 94% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Nebraska Methodist College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,432 a year. Nebraska Methodist College has a 0.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nebraska Methodist College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,182 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$44,524 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,458 undergraduates at Creighton, of which 4,330 are full-time, and there are 8,770 students altogether. Creighton has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Creighton take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,449 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $55,076 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at College of Hair Design-East Campus is 51, which includes 51 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,891 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close 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 $24,110 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees
$9,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,108 students at UNL in total, 20,286 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,949 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNL is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 45% of accepted students 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 2.2% 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 $42,952.

#15

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
67 Yearly Degrees
$8,310 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. It takes the average Bellevue University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 48% of students at Bellevue University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,619 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% 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 $47,484.

#16

Joseph's College Cosmetology

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

There are 131 students at Joseph’s College Cosmetology in total, 131 are full-time undergraduates. Joseph’s College Cosmetology has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 96% of students at Joseph’s College Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,953 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,024 during the early-career years.

#17

University of Nebraska at Kearney

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

There are 4,385 undergraduates at UNK, of which 3,795 are full-time, and there are 6,225 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,818 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,041 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

College of Hair Design-Downtown

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

There are 43 students at College of Hair Design-Downtown in total, 43 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

69% of College of Hair Design-Downtown students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,628 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from College of Hair Design-Downtown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,110 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
32 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. It takes the average WSC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,327 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WSC is $36,616.

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

There are 12,768 undergraduates at UNOMAHA, of which 10,362 are full-time, and there are 15,892 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNOMAHA is 4.7 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

37% of UNOMAHA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,574 a year. UNOMAHA has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNOMAHA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,984 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$17,766 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. For undergraduates at Bryan College of Health Sciences, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

69% of Bryan College of Health Sciences students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,863 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bryan College of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $58,880 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$21,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 680 undergraduates at Saint Mary, of which 659 are full-time, and there are 1,024 students altogether. For undergraduates at Saint Mary, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 38% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,873 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,387 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
18 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. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,186 during the early-career years.

#24

Union College Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees
$26,060 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 757 students at Union College in total, 669 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 586 are full-time. For undergraduates at Union College, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 88% of students at Union College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,656 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,822 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
14 Yearly Degrees
$11,822 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%.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,063 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Other Nebraska Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Nebraska Wesleyan University 9
27 Doane University 8
27 Myotherapy Institute 8
29 CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology 7
30 Midland University 4
31 Nebraska Indian Community College 2
32 Hastings College 0

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