The price of education: Which Nebraska schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Nebraska residents pay the lowest in-state tuition at Western Nebraska Community College, Central Community College and Metropolitan Community College Area, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Western Nebraska Community College
Scottsbluff
1,905
$2,820
2
Central Community College
Island
6,082
$3,000
3
Metropolitan Community College Area
Omaha
14,954
$3,105
4
Southeast Community College Area
Lincoln
9,412
$3,128
5
Mid-Plains Community College
Platte
2,221
$3,210
6
Northeast Community College
Norfolk
5,086
$3,480
7
Nebraska Indian Community College
Macy
180
$4,080
8
Little Priest Tribal College
Winnebago
141
$5,140
9
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Curtis
317
$5,228
10
Summit Christian College
Gering
30
$6,726
11
Wayne State College
Wayne
3,292
$7,172
12
Chadron State College
Chadron
2,737
$7,384
13
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney
6,644
$7,512
14
Peru State College
Peru
2,349
$7,512
15
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha
15,731
$7,790
16
Bellevue University
Bellevue
8,655
$7,827
17
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln
26,079
$9,242
18
Universal College of Healing Arts
Omaha
46
$10,566
19
Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies
Lincoln
1,802
$11,370
20
Clarkson College
Omaha
1,273
$13,392
21
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus
Lincoln
296
$14,343
22
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus
Omaha
458
$14,343
23
National American University-Bellevue
Bellevue
98
$15,000
24
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
Omaha
1,167
$16,308
25
Myotherapy Institute
Lincoln
23
$16,750
26
Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics
Omaha
124
$17,095
27
Joseph's College Cosmetology
Lincoln
202
$17,100
28
Bryan College of Health Sciences
Lincoln
679
$17,282
29
Xenon International Academy-Omaha
Omaha
215
$17,300
30
Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University
Papillion
146
$17,665
31
College of Hair Design-Downtown
Lincoln
88
$18,450
32
College of Hair Design-East Campus
Lincoln
40
$18,450
33
La'James International College
Fremont
17
$18,660
34
York College
York
462
$19,310
35
College of Saint Mary
Omaha
1,140
$20,350
36
Wisconsin Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner Group-PMTS Lincoln
Lincoln
58
$21,000
37
Union College
Lincoln
868
$23,780
38
The Creative Center
Omaha
51
$27,700
39
Hastings College
Hastings
1,202
$30,050
40
Concordia University-Nebraska
Seward
2,520
$32,220
41
Midland University
Fremont
1,793
$32,598
42
Doane University-Arts & Sciences
Crete
1,069
$33,800
43
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln
2,064
$34,202
44
Creighton University
Omaha
8,654
$39,916

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Organizations in this Story

Bellevue University Bryan College of Health Sciences Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics Central Community College Chadron State College Clarkson College College of Hair Design-Downtown College of Hair Design-East Campus College of Saint Mary Concordia University-Nebraska Creighton University Doane University-Arts & Sciences Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies Hastings College Joseph's College Cosmetology Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus Kaplan University-Omaha Campus La'James International College Little Priest Tribal College Metropolitan Community College Area Mid-Plains Community College Midland University Myotherapy Institute National American University-Bellevue Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Nebraska Indian Community College Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Nebraska Wesleyan University Northeast Community College Peru State College Southeast Community College Area Summit Christian College The Creative Center Union College Universal College of Healing Arts University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wayne State College Western Nebraska Community College Wisconsin Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner Group-PMTS Lincoln Xenon International Academy-Omaha York College

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