Nebraska Independent Colleges and Universities

“Independent colleges and universities contributed $1.42 billion to the state economy in 2006”

Bellevue University in Bellevue   
Bryan LGH College in Lincoln
Clarkson College in Omaha
College of St. Mary in Omaha   
Concordia University in Seward
Creighton University in Omaha   
Doane College in Crete    
Grace University in Omaha
Hastings College in Hastings    
Midland University in Fremont 
Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha  
Union College in Lincoln
Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln
York College in York

  • More than 33,000 students enrolled in 2010, which is more than 22 percent of students in Nebraska
  • Higher percentage of minority students enrolled than in the public four-year sector
  • Awarded 40 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Nebraska in 2009
  • In 2009, awarded more degrees to African-American students than University of Nebraska and state college systems combined
  • Award more teacher education degrees than Nebraska State College system
  • Regularly award more than one-half of bachelor’s degrees in the health sciences, including nursing.
  • Fiscal impact on state:  $1.42 billion in 2006
  • More than 4,800 full-time jobs
  • Students receive only 0.3 percent of state and local tax expenditures for higher education