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Once a desert state, Nebraska is now known for its farming and ranching industries. There are 52 institutions of higher education in this Great Plains state, 35 of which offer online courses. All public colleges in Nebraska adhere to guidelines set in place by Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education. This commission is in charge of approving proposals, authorizing academic programs, and conducting research into higher education. Its website keeps the public informed on all decisions that affect both traditional and online colleges in Nebraska.

The colleges of Nebraska are listed in an informative directory accessible to any interested parties. This directory provides information on both public and independent colleges and universities. It also includes a database that compares programs at public institutions. For students interested in online colleges, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has a free catalogue dedicated to online education. In addition to UNL, there are many other schools that offer online education, as listed below.

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Bellevue University
1000 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005-3098
(402) 291-8100

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Central Community College
3134 West Hwy 34
Grand Island, Nebraska 68802-4903
(308) 398-4222

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Chadron State College
1000 Main St
Chadron, Nebraska 69337-2690
(308) 432-6000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Clarkson College
101 S 42nd St
Omaha, Nebraska 68131-2739
(402) 552-3100

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Rd.
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
(402) 399-2400

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Concordia University
800 N Columbia Ave
Seward, Nebraska 68434-1556
(800) 535-5494

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
(402) 280-2700

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Grace University
1311 S 9th St
Omaha, Nebraska 68108-3629
(402) 449-2800

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
ITT Technical Institute-Omaha
9814 M St
Omaha, Nebraska 68127-9812
(402) 331-2900

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Metropolitan Community College Area
30 & Fort Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1610
(402) 457-2400

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Mid-Plains Community College
1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
(800) 658-4308

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Midland University
900 N. Clarkson
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
(402) 721-6394

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Nebraska Christian College
12550 S. 114th St.
Papillion, Nebraska 68046
(402) 935-9400

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
404 East 7th
Curtis, Nebraska 69025-9552
(308) 367-5200 x253

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Nebraska Indian Community College
1 College Hill
Macy, Nebraska 68039-0428
(402) 837-5078

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
720 North 87th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114-2852
(402) 354-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northeast Community College
801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469
(402) 371-2020

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Peru State College
600 Hoyt Street
Peru, Nebraska 68421-0010
(402) 872-3815

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southeast Community College Area
301 South 68th Street Place
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510-2449
(402) 471-3333

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
The Creative Center
10850 Emmet St
Omaha, Nebraska 68164
(402) 898-1000

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Union College
3800 S 48th
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
(402) 486-2600

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Universal College of Healing Arts
8702 North 30th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68112-1810
(402) 556-4456

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
University of Nebraska at Kearney
905 W 25th St
Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1212
(308) 865-8441

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St
Omaha, Nebraska 68182-0225
(402) 554-2800

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Nebraska Medical Center
987815 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-7815
(402) 559-3937

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
  • First-professional certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
14th and R St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
(402) 472-7211

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Phoenix-Omaha Campus
13321 California Street Suite 200
Omaha, Nebraska 68154-5240
(402) 334-4936

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
Wayne State College
1111 Main St
Wayne, Nebraska 68787
(402) 375-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Western Nebraska Community College
1601 E 27th St
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-1899
(308) 635-3606

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission