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28 SCHOOLS in NEBRASKA

Once named “Where the West Begins,” Nebraska had very little traffic from frontier settlers until the California Gold Rush. As a way station for fortune-seekers, Nebraska began attracting some attention, but it was still mainly a place to pass through until the Homestead Act of 1862. When the US government gave out land that had been taken by the removal of the Native Americans, settlers – especially German, Irish, and Czech immigrants who couldn’t find acceptance in the east – began to pour in, attracted by the wide, flat prairies that made cattle grazing and grain farming easy. African-Americans, freed from slavery, were also attracted to the clean slate the Nebraska Territory offered, and by the late 19th century Nebraska was caught up in the Great Migration.

Today, we still think of Nebraska as an agricultural state, and it is – agriculture is still the largest economic sector. But there’s a lot more to 21st century Nebraska than corn and cows. By some measures, Omaha, NE, has the highest proportion of Fortune 500 companies per capita of any American city, and is the home of Warren Buffett and his firm Berkshire Hathaway. Maybe it’s Nebraskans’ famous industriousness, entrepreneurship, and frugality; maybe it’s all a coincidence; but if Nebraska keeps growing smart, humble billionaires, it will owe a lot to a strong higher education system.

Nebraska’s colleges and universities include the University of Nebraska system, led by flagship UN-Lincoln, a land-grant university that redefined agriculture and set the stage for modern ecology, agribusiness, and food processing and preservation. But, of course, Nebraskans are a highly religious people (primarily Catholic and Lutheran), and most of the state’s colleges have their roots in religious seminaries and schools, like Creighton University, Nebraska Wesleyan, and Concordia University-Nebraska. A series of strong regional public universities and colleges, like Wayne State and UN-Kearney, ensure that Nebraska can reach out and produce the next generation of professionals, managers, and civic leaders across the state.

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
72.3
Student Consensus

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
75.2
Student Consensus

Chadron State College

Chadron, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
73
Student Consensus

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
78.2
Student Consensus
College of Saint Mary

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
70.7
Student Consensus
Concordia University Nebraska

Concordia University-Nebraska

Seward, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
79.5
Student Consensus
creighton

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

73.4
College Consensus
74.9
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
doane

Doane University-Arts & Sciences

Crete, NE

65.3
College Consensus
51.6
Publisher Consensus
78.9
Student Consensus

Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies

Lincoln, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
69.2
Student Consensus
Grace University

Grace University

Omaha, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
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NO CONSENSUS YET
Hastings College

Hastings College

Hastings, NE

66.7
College Consensus
57.3
Publisher Consensus
76.2
Student Consensus

Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus

Lincoln, NE

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NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Kaplan University-Omaha Campus

Omaha, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Midland University

Midland University

Fremont, NE

55.7
College Consensus
44.5
Publisher Consensus
67
Student Consensus

National American University-Bellevue

Bellevue, NE

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Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University

Papillion, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Omaha, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
73.8
Student Consensus
NWU OldMain

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE

67.8
College Consensus
58.5
Publisher Consensus
77.1
Student Consensus

Peru State College

Peru, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
77.3
Student Consensus

Summit Christian College

Gering, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
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The Creative Center

Omaha, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
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Union College (NE)

Lincoln, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
75.4
Student Consensus
UNK

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE

62
College Consensus
48.5
Publisher Consensus
75.5
Student Consensus
omaha

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, NE

58.9
College Consensus
46.2
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
74
Student Consensus
unl

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

60.3
College Consensus
49.9
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
Wayne State

Wayne State College

Wayne, NE

55.5
College Consensus
35.9
Publisher Consensus
75.2
Student Consensus

York College

York, NE

62.6
College Consensus
47.1
Publisher Consensus
78
Student Consensus