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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Nebraska

8 Colleges
1,365 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,446 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in NebraskaIn 2018-2019, education students earned 1,365 bachelor's degrees from a Nebraska school, making the subject the 3rd in the state. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.5% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking, we looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those education schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Education Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Nebraska

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Education Schools in Nebraska

University of Nebraska at Kearney comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Kearney, UNK is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. UNK did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska list.

It takes the average student at UNK about 4.6 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,217. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UNK is $91,987. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Wayne State College

Wayne, NE

Wayne State College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Wayne, WSC is a public college with a small student population. WSC also made our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska list, coming in at #4.

The average student at WSC graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $17,518. This means that the average student pays around $78,130 to get a bachelor’s degree from WSC. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Chadron State College

Chadron, NE

Chadron State College comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Chadron, Chadron State College is a public school with a small student population. Chadron State College did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Chadron State College is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $15,794. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Chadron State College is $71,705. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Concordia University - Nebraska landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Concordia is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Seward. Concordia not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska list.

At Concordia, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,566. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Concordia is $99,684. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Nebraska at Omaha. UNOMAHA is a large public school located in the large city of Omaha. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNOMAHA, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

At UNOMAHA, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,468. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNOMAHA is about $110,300. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public school with a very large student population. UNL not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska list.

The average student at UNL graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,697. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNL is about $128,563. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#7

Peru State College

Peru, NE

Peru State College earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Peru State is a small public school located in the rural area of Peru. Peru State also made our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska list, coming in at #7.

The average student at Peru State graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $14,371. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Peru State is $67,544. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Midland University

Fremont, NE

Midland University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Midland U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Fremont. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Midland U, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

It takes the average student at Midland U about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,936. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Midland U is $116,772. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Education Colleges in the Plains States Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 2,707
Minnesota 2,494
Kansas 1,678
South Dakota 747
Iowa 1,839
North Dakota 667

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 674
Teacher Education Subject Specific 414
Special Education 192
General Education 70
Teaching English or French 15

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 747
Communication & Journalism 665
Social Sciences 655
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 438
History 142

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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