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2021 Best Colleges in Nebraska by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

We calculated a bachelor's degree Salary Score for colleges in Nebraska to show how schools compare in terms of median alumni salary. By comparing alumni outcomes, Salary Score indicates whether alumni from one school tend to have higher salaries than alumni from the same majors at other schools. To determine this, we compared alumni earnings in the first year after graduation for each major at one college to earnings for the same majors across all colleges. Those scores were combined to create an overall Salary Score for each college. Students may want to keep in mind that Nebraska has a lower cost of living than the national average, and alumni may have lower salaries as a result. Even with a lower cost of living, however, more than half of Nebraska schools have higher Salary Scores than the median for all colleges in the United States. At the top of this list is the University of Nebraska at Omaha, with a Salary Score of 62.82.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn more about how schools were ranked.

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Salary Scores based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha Omaha $7,790 62.82
#2 #2 Concordia University - Nebraska Seward Seward $32,220 58.78
#3 #3 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney Kearney $7,512 56.08
#4 #4 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln $9,242 55.25
#5 #5 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln Lincoln $34,202 53.47
#6 #6 Creighton University Omaha Omaha $39,916 51.68
#7 #7 Chadron State College Chadron Chadron $7,384 48.92
#8 #8 Midland University Fremont Fremont $32,598 41.76
#9 #9 Wayne State College Wayne Wayne $7,172 40.87
#10 #10 Peru State College Peru Peru $7,512 40.40
#11 #11 Doane College-Crete Crete Crete $33,800 40.21