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Last Updated: October 03, 2021

Nebraska - Cornhusker State

Nebraska is located in the Midwestern United States with Lincoln as its capital and Omaha as the largest city. As per the statistics of 2021, Nebraska has an estimated population of about 1.97 million with 24 persons per square mile. The state used to be inhabited by various tribes such as the Cheyenne, Omaha, Oto, Pawnee, Sauk, Lakota and Dakota Sioux, etc. The state has a wide seasonal variation in terms of temperature as well as precipitation patterns. Nebraska experiences hot summers and cold winters with average annual precipitation of 800mm in the east to 350mm in the west.

There are several public and private institutions that form the Nebraska higher education system. Some of the top institutions include the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bellevue University, Midland University, Hastings College, Concordia University-Nebraska, Wayne State College, and so on. Biological Science, Business Management, Architectural Engineering, and Administration Studies are gaining more and more attention with regards to its huge job prospects in the future.

Major Cities in Nebraska


With a population of about 476,000, Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska. It was founded in 1854 and is located in Douglas County. The city is a major educational hub as it houses several educational institutions such as the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Grace University, Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, Clarkson College, and Creighton University. Reputed companies such as Ameritrade, Berkshire Hathaway, ConAgra Foods, are situated here.


Lincoln has a population of around 284,000 which makes it the second-largest city in the Cornhusker State. It is also the capital city of Nebraska. The city is known for its beauty, safety, cultural diversity, and great transportation. It is also home to the most prestigious university of the state, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Popular tourist destinations are Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln Children's Zoo, Nebraska State Capitol, Pioneers Park Nature Center, International Quilt Museum, Sunken Gardens, etc.


Bellevue was founded in 1822 and is situated in Sarpy County. It has a population of around 54,000 and is the third-largest city in Nebraska. Bellevue is the French word for 'beautiful' or 'beautiful view'. The city has crime rates lower than the national average and is also affordable, which makes it an ideal city to live in. Popular attractions include the Fontenelle Forest, Sarpy County Museum, Haworth Park, TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest, The Bellevue Log Cabin, Swanson Park, Jewell Park Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail, and so on.

Grand Island

With a population of over 51,000, Grand Island is the fourth largest state in the state of Nebraska. It was originally called the La Grand Isle by French traders who settled here. Established as a city in 1872 it is located in Hall county. The city is known for its cultural diversity and its extremely low cost of living. Some of the most popular destinations in this city are Stuhr Museum-Prairie Pioneer, Island Oasis Water Park, Mormon Island State Recreation Area, Stolley Park, City of Grand Island - Heartland Public, George Clayton Hall County Park, etc.

Economy/Job Market

Tuition Fee and Living Cost in Nebraska

The cost of living in Nebraska is a lot less than the national average. Housing costs, followed by transportation costs are the least expensive, whereas healthcare services are extremely costly when compared to the national average. The median household income in the nation is around $61,000 as per 2021 estimates. The capital city of Lincoln, Omaha, Wayne, Fremont, and Kearney are the most expensive places in Nebraska. The most affordable cities to live in are Schuyler, Alliance, Lexington, McCook, and Sidney. Educational costs are moderate considering the tuition costs in both private and public institutions. However, some private universities can be expensive such as Creighton University (Omaha), which charges around $44,000 which is higher than the national average.

List of Few Major Universities/Colleges

The top colleges/universities in the state of Nebraska are:

Scholarships/Financial Aid for Students


Known as the "Cornhusker State", Nebraska is a place of fertile lands with a predominantly agricultural economy that may typically remind people of cowboys, horses, and ranches. The state has numerous beautiful destinations to explore such as Strategic Air and Space Museum, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Lake McConaughy, Ponca State Park, Scotts Bluff National Monument, The Durham Museum, Indian Cave State Park, Cowboy Trail, Niobrara National Scenic River, and a lot more. To enjoy the beauty of Nebraska in its full glory, it is best to visit the state from September to October during the Fall season. Popular foods one must try when visiting the state are Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, Rocky Mountain Oysters, Raisin Pie, the Reuben Sandwich, Runzas, Barbecue Ribs, etc.

Universities & Colleges in Nebraska

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln) 28686$10454 / $27181$8363 / $19863
Creighton University (Omaha) 10549$43908 / $43908$18818 / $18818
Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln) 4068$37636 / $37636$6272 / $6272
University of Nebraska at Kearney (Kearney) 7859$8363 / $15681$8363 / $15681
Concordia University-Nebraska (Seward) 2457$29272 / $29272$10454 / $10454
Hastings College (Hastings) 1133$33454 / $33454$11499 / $11499
Midland University (Fremont) 2060$36590 / $36590$16727 / $16727
York College (York) 468$20908 / $20908$6272 / $6272
Union College (Lincoln) 981$26136 / $26136$31363 / $31363
Grace University (Omaha) 471$21954 / $21954$7318 / $7318
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health (Omaha) 1429$16727 / $16727$13590 / $13590
Summit Christian College (Gering) 36$6272 / $6272$N/A / $N/A
Clarkson College (Omaha) 1424$14636 / $14636$12545 / $12545
Bryan College of Health Sciences (Lincoln) 1029$17772 / $17772$25090 / $25090
University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha) 18182$8363 / $22999$8363 / $17772
Wayne State College (Wayne) 4523$8363 / $13590$6272 / $10454
Doane University-Arts & Sciences (Crete) 3416$37636 / $37636$8363 / $8363
Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies (Lincoln) 1582$10454 / $10454$6272 / $6272
Peru State College (Peru) 2506$7318 / $7318$8363 / $8363
Bellevue University (Bellevue) 12588$8363 / $8363$12545 / $12545
College of Saint Mary (Omaha) 1001$30318 / $30318$14636 / $14636
Nebraska Christian College (Papillion) 130$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
The Creative Center (Omaha) 64$29272 / $29272$N/A / $N/A
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus (Omaha) 678$16727 / $16727$11499 / $11499
University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha) 4246$12545 / $32408$10454 / $28227
Chadron State College (Chadron) 3152$7318 / $7318$6272 / $10454
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus (Lincoln) 498$16727 / $16727$11499 / $11499

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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