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35 Colleges
4,712 Yearly Graduations
$52,325 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,824 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Nebraska ranked #38 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 4,712 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $13,081 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $15,452 a year.

About 64% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,956 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
$3,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Community College is 6,354, which includes 1,864 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,094 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%.

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
$2,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,826 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Community College, and 9,240 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,060 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
801 Yearly Degrees
$3,105 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,913 students at MCC in total, 5,263 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

18% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,325 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% 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
$3,660 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,094 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 5,016 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,800 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
132 Yearly Degrees

There are 191 full-time undergraduates at Xenon International School of hair Design, and 191 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Xenon International School of hair Design is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 89% of students at Xenon International School of hair Design take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,497 a year. Xenon International School of hair Design has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Xenon International School of hair Design with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$2,916 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 765 full-time undergraduates at WNCC, and 1,825 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

19% of WNCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,365 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WNCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mid-Plains Community College is 2,216, which includes 765 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at Mid-Plains Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,008 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees

There are 107 students at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics in total, 85 are 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.

77% of Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,435 a year. Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics has a 8.1% 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 $21,100 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$9,366 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,820 students at UNL in total, 20,830 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,466 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNL, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

46% of UNL students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,391 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UNL with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees
$11,641 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 869 undergraduates at UNMC, of which 707 are full-time, and there are 3,972 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

UNMC has a 0.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNMC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $59,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$15,757 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health is 1,102, of which 775 students are undergraduates and of those, 419 are full-time. It takes the average Nebraska Methodist College undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 7% are men and 93% are women.

74% of Nebraska Methodist College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,649 a year. Nebraska Methodist College has a 3.6% 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 $47,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Clarkson College

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

The total student population at Clarkson College is 1,162, of which 651 students are undergraduates and of those, 356 are full-time. For undergraduates at Clarkson College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 15% of accepted students are men, and 85% are women.

73% of Clarkson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,946 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 9,621 students at Bellevue University in total, 6,454 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,211 are full-time. It takes the average Bellevue University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,125 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 123 students at College of Hair Design-Downtown in total, 123 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 88% of students at College of Hair Design-Downtown take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,953 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#15

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$41,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,446 undergraduates at Creighton, of which 4,291 are full-time, and there are 8,910 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Creighton is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,247 a year. Creighton has a 1.2% 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 $47,500 during the early-career years.

#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 163, which includes 163 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,031 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Joseph’s College Cosmetology is $15,300.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees

There are 37 full-time undergraduates at College of Hair Design-East Campus, and 37 students altogether. College of Hair Design-East Campus has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,250 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than 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
$10,566 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Universal College of Healing Arts is 35, which includes 34 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Universal College of Healing Arts take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,764 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Public Public vs. Private
36 Yearly Degrees
$7,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,430 undergraduates at UNOMAHA, of which 9,868 are full-time, and there are 15,431 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,372 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,500 during the early-career years.

#20

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$7,205 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wayne State College is 3,633, of which 2,975 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,572 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at WSC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,750 a year. WSC has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees

There are 51 full-time undergraduates at Wisconsin Academy, and 51 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

90% of Wisconsin Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,705 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.1% 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
$7,701 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Nebraska at Kearney is 6,327, of which 4,484 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,941 are full-time. It takes the average UNK undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

51% of UNK students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,959 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% 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 $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
25 Yearly Degrees
$5,347 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 335 students at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in total, 275 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,979 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$20,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,168 students at Saint Mary in total, 861 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 794 are full-time. For undergraduates at Saint Mary, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 50% of students at Saint Mary take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,829 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Mary is $38,200.

#25

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$16,898 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bryan College of Health Sciences is 716, of which 604 students are undergraduates and of those, 358 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bryan College of Health Sciences is 4.2 years.

About 52% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 11% are men and 89% are women.

81% of Bryan College of Health Sciences students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,542 a year. Bryan College of Health Sciences has a 2.4% 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 Bryan College of Health Sciences is $47,800.

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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