List of colleges and universities in Nebraska

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The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Nebraska.[1]

Public colleges and universities[edit]

There are three regular and two specialized universities in the University of Nebraska system. The Nebraska State College System has three member institutions.

Public colleges and universities in Nebraska
Name Founded Location Enrollment (Fall 2021)[2] System
Chadron State College 1911 Chadron 2,250 NSCS
Peru State College 1867 Peru 2,067 NSCS
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture 1965 Curtis 292 NU
University of Nebraska at Kearney 1905 Kearney 6,275 NU
University of Nebraska–Lincoln 1869 Lincoln 24,431 NU
University of Nebraska Omaha 1908 Omaha 15,328 NU
University of Nebraska Medical Center 1880 Omaha 3,750 NU
Wayne State College 1910 Wayne 4,580 NSCS

Private liberal arts colleges[edit]

Private liberal arts colleges in Nebraska
Name Founded Location Enrollment (Fall 2021)[2]
Creighton University 1878 2500 California Plaza, Omaha 8,735
Doane University 1872 1014 Boswell Avenue, Crete 2,060
Hastings College 1882 710 Turner Avenue, Hastings 946
Nebraska Wesleyan University 1887 5000 St. Paul Avenue, Lincoln 1,816

Private colleges and universities[edit]

Private colleges and universities in Nebraska
Name Founded Location Enrollment (Fall 2021)[2]
Bellevue University 1966 Bellevue 11,902
Bryan College of Health Sciences[3] 1926 Lincoln 744
Clarkson College 1888 Omaha 1,180
CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology Omaha 19
College of Saint Mary 1923 Omaha 1,011
Concordia University 1894 Seward 2,989
Midland University 1883 Fremont 1,671
Nebraska Methodist College 1891 Omaha 1,229
Summit Christian College 1951 Gering 26
Union College 1891 Lincoln 774
York College 1890 York 648

Community colleges[edit]

The following community colleges are members of the Nebraska Community College Association. In 1971, the Nebraska Legislature began development on a plan to merge the vocational-technical schools and junior colleges. In July 1973, the Nebraska Community College system was established with legislation (LB 759) consolidating junior colleges and vocational/technical schools.[4]

Community colleges in Nebraska
Name Campus Locations Enrollment (Fall 2021)[2] Previous Names
Central Community College Grand Island, Columbus, Hastings 6,309 Central Nebraska Technical College; Platte Junior College
Little Priest Tribal College Winnebago 165
Metropolitan Community College Omaha 13,709 Metropolitan Technical Community College, "MetroTech"
Mid-Plains Community College McCook, North Platte 2,101 McCook Junior College; North Platte Junior College; Mid-Plains Vocational Technical School
Nebraska Indian Community College Macy, Santee, South Sioux City 409 American Indian Satellite Community College
Northeast Community College Norfolk, O'Neill, West Point, South Sioux City 5,345 Norfolk Junior College; Northeast Nebraska Technical College
Southeast Community College Lincoln, Milford, Beatrice 9,4116 Fairbury Junior College
Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, Sidney, Alliance 1,306 Scottsbluff Junior College; Alliance School of Practical Nursing; Western Nebr. Vocational Technical School

Defunct colleges[edit]

Defunct colleges and universities in Nebraska
Name Founded Closed Address Other Names and Notes
Brownville College 1858 1860 Brownville
Central Lutheran Theological Seminary 1893 1967 Fremont Merged with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Illinois.
Cotner College 1889 1933 Bethany Heights (Lincoln) Nebraska Christian University; Cotner School of Religion
Custer College 1901 1916 Broken Bow Broken Bow Normal & Business College
Dana College 1884 2010 Blair Trinity Seminary
Grace University 1943 2018 Omaha Grace Bible Institute; Grace College of the Bible
Grand Island Baptist College 1892 1931 Grand Island Grand Island College and Conservatory of Music. Merged with the University of Sioux Falls.
Grand Island College 1885 1999 Grand Island Grand Island Business and Normal College; Grand Island School of Business; Spencer School of Business.
Hiram Scott College 1965 1972 Scottsbluff Acquired by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
John F. Kennedy College 1965 1975 Wahoo
John J. Pershing College 1966 1971 Beatrice Now occupied by the Beatrice campus of Southeast Community College.
Lincoln Normal University 1892 Lincoln
Lincoln School of Commerce 1884 1997 Lincoln Lincoln Business College. Acquired by Educational Medical, Inc., later Hamilton College, Kaplan University, and finally Purdue University Global.
Nebraska Christian College 1945 2020 Papillion [5]
Nebraska College and Divinity School 1868 1885 Nebraska City
Nebraska University 1855 1872 Fontanelle Fontanelle University; Reorganized as Doane College in Crete, Nebraska in 1872.
Otoe University 1859 1872 Nebraska City In 1872, Otoe University was closed and taken over by Nebraska College and Divinity School.
Presbyterian Theological Seminary 1891 1943 Omaha

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Colleges, Community Colleges, & Universities in Nebraska" UnivSource. Retrieved 6/25/08.
  2. ^ a b c d "College Navigator". National Center for Education Statistics. U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved 6 December 2022.
  3. ^ "History, Bryan College of Health Sciences".
  4. ^ "MPCC | General Information". Archived from the original on 2016-04-02.
  5. ^ "Nebraska Christian College in Papillion to close amid 'catastrophically low' enrollment".

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