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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

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 $13,081 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $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

There are 6,368 students at Central Community College in total, 1,846 are 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 9,756 students at Southeast Community College in total, 3,413 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 76% of students at Southeast Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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

The total student population at Metropolitan Community College is 14,300, which includes 5,081 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $27,500.

#4

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
Public Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees
$3,660 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast Community College is 5,258, which includes 2,053 full-time undergraduates. 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

The total student population at Xenon International Academy-Omaha is 177, which includes 177 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Xenon International School of hair Design. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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%.

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
$2,916 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Nebraska Community College is 1,722, which includes 740 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at WNCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,125 students at Mid-Plains Community College in total, 745 are 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 158 full-time undergraduates at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics, and 158 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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
$9,366 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,478 undergraduates at UNL, of which 19,132 are full-time, and there are 25,390 students altogether. It takes the average UNL undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,391 a year. UNL has a 3.5% 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
$11,641 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Nebraska Medical Center is 4,055, of which 918 students are undergraduates and of those, 755 are full-time. 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 1,128, of which 766 students are undergraduates and of those, 433 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,649 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,100 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

The total student population at Clarkson College is 1,108, of which 595 students are undergraduates and of those, 315 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Clarkson College is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 15% of accepted students are men, and 85% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Clarkson College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,946 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% 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 8,204 undergraduates at Bellevue University, of which 5,077 are full-time, and there are 11,637 students altogether. It takes the average Bellevue University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 34% of students at Bellevue University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,125 a year. Bellevue University has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bellevue University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

College of Hair Design-Downtown

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

The total student population at College of Hair Design-Downtown is 70, which includes 70 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 typical student loan amount 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 4,472 undergraduates at Creighton, of which 4,325 are full-time, and there are 8,821 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Creighton. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

53% of Creighton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,247 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Joseph's College Cosmetology

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

There are 140 full-time undergraduates at Joseph’s College Cosmetology, and 140 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 91% of students at Joseph’s College Cosmetology take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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 94 students at College of Hair Design-East Campus in total, 94 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at College of Hair Design-East Campus. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Roughly 100% of students at College of Hair Design-East Campus take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,600 during the early-career years.

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 26, which includes 26 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 typical student loan amount is $10,764 a year. Universal College of Healing Arts has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

The total student population at University of Nebraska at Omaha is 15,153, of which 12,245 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,921 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNOMAHA, the average graduation time is 5.6 years.

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

Roughly 41% of students at UNOMAHA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,372 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average 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
$7,205 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,890 students at WSC in total, 3,148 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,635 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

66% of WSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

The total student population at Wisconsin Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner Group-PMTS Lincoln is 44, which includes 44 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 4,429 undergraduates at UNK, of which 3,827 are full-time, and there are 6,279 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNK, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

51% of UNK students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,959 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,200 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is 331, which includes 230 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

39% of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,979 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% 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
$20,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of Saint Mary is 1,050, of which 808 students are undergraduates and of those, 774 are full-time. For undergraduates at Saint Mary, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

Students who graduate from Saint Mary with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

There are 659 undergraduates at Bryan College of Health Sciences, of which 379 are full-time, and there are 775 students altogether. It takes the average Bryan College of Health Sciences undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Of the accepted students, 11% are men and 89% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at Bryan College of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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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