List of colleges and universities in Omaha, Nebraska

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There are several colleges and universities in Omaha, Nebraska.


The Presbyterian Theological Seminary was built in Kountze Place in 1902 at 3303 North 21st Place, and was closed and converted into apartments in 1943. Many of the faculty here taught at the University of Omaha in its early years.[1]

The University of Omaha, now the University of Nebraska at Omaha, was founded in 1908 in the Kountze Park neighborhood. Its first classes were located in the Redick Mansion at 24th and Pratt Streets, with a proposed "magnificent campus" slated for development between 21st and 25th Avenues, bounded by Kountze Park and the Carter Lake Park. Original faculty came from the Presbyterian Seminary, as well as Bellevue College.[2]

In 1927, businessmen formed the North Omaha Activities Association in order to redevelop Saratoga School's playing field into a football field for the University's football team. At that time the University was located just south in the posh Kountze Place suburb. With new bleachers built to accommodate a crowd of a thousand, the Saratoga Field was home to OU's team until 1951.[3]

The University of Omaha, at the time a municipal institution, moved to 6001 Dodge Street in 1938, where its successor institution the University of Nebraska at Omaha remains.


Mercy Hall at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha
Higher education institutions in Omaha
Higher education institution Type Additional information
Bellevue University Private university
Clarkson College Private university
College of Saint Mary Private university
Creighton University Private university Eugene C. Eppley College of Business Administration
Saint Joseph Hospital at Creighton University Medical Center
Morrison Stadium
Doane College Private university
Grace University Private university
ITT Technical Institute Private university
Metropolitan Community College Community college
Nebraska Christian College Private university
Nebraska Methodist College Private university
University of Nebraska at Omaha Public university Peter Kiewit Institute
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
University of Nebraska Medical Center Public university Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases


  1. ^ (nd) Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Omaha, Neb. Nebraska Memories website. Retrieved 5/29/07.
  2. ^ (1993) A History of UNO. University of Nebraska at Omaha. Retrieved 5/29/07.
  3. ^ (n.d.) Saratoga Field University of Nebraska at Omaha website.

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