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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 2021, 4,665 students received a trade school degree from a college in Nebraska, making it rank #39 in terms of graduations. 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.

About 62% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,343 a year. Central Community College has a 8.3% 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 $31,468 during the early-career years.

#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.

Roughly 79% of students at Southeast Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $1,738 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast Community College is $34,005.

Public Public vs. Private
643 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 typical student loan amount 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 average amount of student loans is $5,259 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $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 2,075 students at Mid-Plains Community College in total, 756 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

30% of Mid-Plains Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,261 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,471 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees

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

70% of Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,691 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,982 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Xenon International Academy-Omaha is 152, which includes 152 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,003 a year. Xenon International School of hair Design has a 2.6% 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 Xenon International School of hair Design is $23,949.

#8

Clarkson College

Omaha, Nebraska
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$14,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 616 undergraduates at Clarkson College, of which 337 are full-time, and there are 1,169 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Clarkson College is 4.0 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 12% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clarkson College is $52,436.

#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.

Roughly 16% of students at WNCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WNCC is $29,814.

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

There are 968 undergraduates at UNMC, of which 781 are full-time, and there are 3,699 students altogether. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNMC is $60,172.

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

There are 814 undergraduates at Nebraska Methodist College, of which 496 are full-time, and there are 1,212 students altogether. For undergraduates at Nebraska Methodist College, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,432 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nebraska Methodist College is $55,182.

#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. It takes the average Creighton undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,449 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Creighton is $55,076.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
69 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.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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. 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.

44% of UNL students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,598 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average 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

The total student population at Bellevue University is 13,059, of which 9,665 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,302 are full-time. For undergraduates at Bellevue University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

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.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,953 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Joseph’s College Cosmetology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,024 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of Nebraska at Kearney

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

The total student population at University of Nebraska at Kearney is 6,225, of which 4,385 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,795 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNK 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 average amount of student loans is $5,818 a year. UNK has a 3.1% 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 $39,041.

#18

College of Hair Design-Downtown

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

There are 43 full-time undergraduates at College of Hair Design-Downtown, and 43 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 4,202 students at WSC in total, 3,440 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,822 are full-time. For undergraduates at WSC, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

61% of WSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from WSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,616 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at University of Nebraska at Omaha is 15,892, of which 12,768 students 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. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

37% of UNOMAHA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,574 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,984 during the early-career years.

#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 778 students at Bryan College of Health Sciences in total, 661 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 366 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bryan College of Health Sciences is 4.1 years.

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.

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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,873 a year. Saint Mary has a 1.8% 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 $47,387 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Wisconsin Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner Group-PMTS Lincoln is 38, which includes 38 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Wisconsin Academy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,423 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wisconsin Academy is $22,186.

#24

Union College Nebraska

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

The total student population at Union College Nebraska is 757, of which 669 students are undergraduates and of those, 586 are full-time. It takes the average Union College undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,656 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Union College is $39,822.

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. Universal College of Healing Arts 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 typical student loan amount is $6,063 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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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