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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

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. Nebraska colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,470 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $15,890 per year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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

The total student population at Southeast Community College Area is 9,328, which includes 3,234 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#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%.

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 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.

Roughly 81% of students at Xenon International School of hair Design take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 typical student loan amount 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 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.

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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mid-Plains Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 70% of students at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,691 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNL is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$11,941 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,699 students at UNMC in total, 968 of which 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNMC is $59,600.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$15,659 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Nebraska Methodist College 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 typical student loan amount is $8,432 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 616 undergraduates at Clarkson College, of which 337 are full-time, and there are 1,169 students altogether. For undergraduates at Clarkson College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 12% are men and 88% are women.

75% of Clarkson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,963 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.5% 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 13,059 students at Bellevue University in total, 9,665 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,302 are full-time. It takes the average Bellevue University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

48% of Bellevue University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,619 a year. Bellevue University has a 6.0% 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 $45,200 during the early-career years.

#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 43, which includes 43 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 average amount of student loans is $6,628 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% 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 $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
$43,018 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,770 students at Creighton in total, 4,458 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,330 are full-time. For undergraduates at Creighton, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. 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%!

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 131, which includes 131 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.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,300 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees

There are 51 students at College of Hair Design-East Campus in total, 51 are 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 11.5% 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 $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

There are 29 students at Universal College of Healing Arts in total, 29 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Universal College of Healing Arts is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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 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

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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNOMAHA is 4.7 years.

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

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,574 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% 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
$7,428 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,440 undergraduates at WSC, of which 2,822 are full-time, and there are 4,202 students altogether. It takes the average WSC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 61% of students at WSC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WSC is $33,000.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees

There are 38 full-time undergraduates at Wisconsin Academy, and 38 students altogether. 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 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 4,385 undergraduates at UNK, of which 3,795 are full-time, and there are 6,225 students altogether. It takes the average UNK undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 47% of students at UNK take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,818 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% 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
$5,483 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is 282, which includes 219 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

30% of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,200 during the early-career years.

#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 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.

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

Roughly 57% of students at Saint Mary take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,873 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Bryan College of Health Sciences is 778, of which 661 students are undergraduates and of those, 366 are full-time. Bryan College of Health Sciences has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 4% are men and 96% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,863 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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