List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Nebraska

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Nebraska is the 37th most populous state in America yet ranked sixteenth largest in terms of land mass. The state is situated in the heartland surrounded by South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. The state of Nebraska is home to more than 50 accredited colleges and universities throughout the state. State colleges are public schools that receive funds from the state to operate. Public universities in Nebraska include the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Kearney, Omaha), Wayne State College, Peru State College, and Chadron State College. In terms of enrollment, the University of Nebraska state college system dwarfs the other public colleges yet all have robust academic programs for students to pursue.

Degree Pathways at Nebraska Public Colleges

The resources pooled by public colleges provide students with ample opportunity to pursue various degrees. In fact, you can study popular degree programs or specialized degrees influenced by regional innovation. Popular degree paths include staples such as business administration, public policy, history, engineering, finance, teaching, and psychology. On the other hand, a more specialized degree may be of greater interest to you given your unique abilities and academic acuity. Examples of regionally-influenced degrees may include the following areas of interest: agriculture, aeronautical engineering, agronomy, hydrology, genetics, food science, cognitive science, nursing, and immunology.

Nebraska State College System

The 3 schools listed below are part of the Nebraska State College System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Chadron State College in Chadron, NE

Visit the website for Chadron State College at http://www.csc.edu

Program Details

  • 1,000 to 4,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Tuition & fees $7,000 per year for state residents ($7,000 Nonresidents)

Visit the website for Peru State College at http://www.peru.edu

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Program Details

  • 1,000 to 4,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Tuition & fees $7,000 per year

Visit the website for Wayne State College at http://www.wsc.edu/

Program Details

  • 1,000 to 4,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Tuition & fees $6,000 per year for state residents ($11,000 Nonresidents)

University of Nebraska

The 3 schools listed below are part of the University of Nebraska system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Visit the website for University of Nebraska - Lincoln at http://www.unl.edu/

Program Details

  • More Than 20,000 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Tuition & fees $9,000 per year for state residents ($24,000 Nonresidents)

Visit the website for University of Nebraska at Kearney at http://www.unk.edu

Virtual Campus Tour of University of Nebraska at Kearney

Program Details

  • 5,000 to 9,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Tuition & fees $7,000 per year for state residents ($14,000 Nonresidents)

Visit the website for University of Nebraska at Omaha at http://www.unomaha.edu

Program Details

  • 10,000 to 19,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Tuition & fees $7,000 per year for state residents ($20,000 Nonresidents)

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Nebraska in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.