Universities & Colleges in Nebraska
Nebraska is located in the Midwestern United States with Lincoln as its capital and Omaha as the largest city.
As per the statistics of 2011, Nebraska has an estimated population of ~1.8 million with ~24 persons per square mile. German is the largest ancestry groups in this state.
The state has a wide seasonal variation in terms of temperature as well as precipitation patterns. Nebraska has hot summers and cold winters with average annual precipitation of 800mm in the east to 350mm in the west.
Higher Education in Nebraska
There are ~15 public and 24 private institutions that form the Nebraska higher education system. Some of the top institutions include Bellevue University, Chardron State College, Peru State College and Wayne State College. Biological science, Business management, architectural engineering and administration studies are gaining more and more attention in regards to its huge job prospects in future.
One of the most popular institutes in the nation is the University of Nebraska, which has its specializations in Business management and marketing, engineering and related services. The report by U.S. News and World rated University of Nebraska as a 'more selective' university. It has a capacity of ~25,000 students comprising both the undergraduates and postgraduates.
During 2011, according to the IIE reports, ~4190 international students got admission to various universities in Nebraska.
The tuition fee in Nebraska can vary from as much as ~$15,000 to ~$30,000 comprising room & board on campus, books & supplies and other miscellaneous campus expenses.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is less in Nebraska than the US national average. This fact is true even in its biggest cities like Omaha. Compared to the rest of the United Nation Nebraska's living cost is 10.30% lower than National average with a median cost of ~$128,100.
This state is home to five Fortune 500 companies namely, Union Pacific, Berkshire Hathaway, ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha Insurance and Peter Kiewit Sons.
The top five sectors that contribute to the economy of Nebraska are:
precision metals manufacturing,
renewable energy and
transportation, warehousing and distribution logistics
International Student Exchange & study abroad Resource center, International students Loan Center, Nebraska Educational Saving Plan Trust are some of such areas from where one can avail information about financial aids. Apart from the above, there are also merit scholarships in different courses offered by a handful of Institutions. Also, there is 'Cash Course', which helps the students to work and earn their living by own. This also helps the students to gain an outlook towards a professional life. Average earning from on-campus employment is around ~$2,400.
Nebraska is the 33rd richest state of United States. The average per capita income is around $19,613. Steele city in Nebraska has an average per capita income of ~$36,200 where as in Rockville the amount is pretty less as much as ~$15700. Median household income in the nation is ~$49,300 as per 2010 estimates.