Aug 20, 2017



Located in the Midwestern United States, Nebraska is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Wyoming and Colorado to the west, Missouri and Iowa to the east, and Kansas to the south. The state has a total population of 1,868,516 (2013 U.S. Census Bureau estimates). Lincoln is the state capital, while Omaha is the largest city. Other cities include Bellevue and Grand Island.

Nebraska’s economy is largely driven by agriculture... Other key sectors include transport and logistics, software and technology, finance and insurance, advanced manufacturing and tourism. The state is home to five companies on the 2014 Fortune 500 list, namely Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc, ConAgra Foods, Union Pacific Corporation, Berkshire Hathaway, and Mutual of Omaha Insurance.

Nebraska is home to 52 colleges, universities, and/or technical schools.

Top Reasons to Study in Nebraska

  • Cost of Living: Nebraska’s overall cost of living ranks well below the national average in all major categories including food, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care.
  • Quality of Life: Nebraska's clean and largely undisturbed environment, large expanses of open space, and closely knit rural communities make for a less stressful life, which is ideal for students looking for a quieter and less stressful learning environment. The state offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities at its eight state parks and 76 recreational and historical areas. The crime rate in the state is 40 percent less than the U.S. average.
  • Employment Prospects: The state’s economy is strong, and has largely weathered the U.S. recession. The unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation.

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool  to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Nebraska, contact Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Post-secondary Education.


College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
University of Nebraska – Kearney Business Administration,Education,English Public >10,000 Request Info
Bellevue University Business,Computer/Information Sciences,Social Sciences Private >10,000 Request Info
University of Nebraska – Omaha Biological/Life Sciences,Business Administration,Psychology Private >10,000 Request Info
University of Nebraska – Lincoln Business,Education,Parks/Recreation Public >10,000 Request Info