The price of education: Which 4-year Nebraska schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Nebraska residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Summit Christian College, Wayne State College and Chadron State College, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Summit Christian College
Gering
30
$6,726
2
Wayne State College
Wayne
3,292
$7,172
3
Chadron State College
Chadron
2,737
$7,384
4
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney
6,644
$7,512
5
Peru State College
Peru
2,349
$7,512
6
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha
15,731
$7,790
7
Bellevue University
Bellevue
8,655
$7,827
8
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln
26,079
$9,242
9
Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies
Lincoln
1,802
$11,370
10
Clarkson College
Omaha
1,273
$13,392
11
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus
Lincoln
296
$14,343
12
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus
Omaha
458
$14,343
13
National American University-Bellevue
Bellevue
98
$15,000
14
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
Omaha
1,167
$16,308
15
Bryan College of Health Sciences
Lincoln
679
$17,282
16
Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University
Papillion
146
$17,665
17
York College
York
462
$19,310
18
College of Saint Mary
Omaha
1,140
$20,350
19
Union College
Lincoln
868
$23,780
20
The Creative Center
Omaha
51
$27,700
21
Hastings College
Hastings
1,202
$30,050
22
Concordia University-Nebraska
Seward
2,520
$32,220
23
Midland University
Fremont
1,793
$32,598
24
Doane University-Arts & Sciences
Crete
1,069
$33,800
25
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln
2,064
$34,202
26
Creighton University
Omaha
8,654
$39,916

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Organizations in this Story

Bellevue University Bryan College of Health Sciences Chadron State College Clarkson College College of Saint Mary Concordia University-Nebraska Creighton University Doane University-Arts & Sciences Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies Hastings College Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus Kaplan University-Omaha Campus Midland University National American University-Bellevue Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Nebraska Wesleyan University Peru State College Summit Christian College The Creative Center Union College University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wayne State College York College

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