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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Nebraska

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

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

This year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Nebraska ranking looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality education programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the education program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Nebraska

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Concordia University, Nebraska has taken the #1 spot in this year's education ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the distant town of Seward, Concordia University, Nebraska is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Concordia University, Nebraska also made our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. 467 of Concordia University, Nebraska students are exclusively distance learners. 687 of Concordia University, Nebraska students are attending part time. Concordia University, Nebraska does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Wayne State College

Wayne, NE

Wayne State College earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Wayne, WSC is a public school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, WSC has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.5%. There are approximately 562 students at WSC that take at least one class online. 900 of WSC students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Chadron State College

Chadron, NE

Chadron State College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Chadron, Chadron State College is a public college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Chadron State College has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

The student loan default rate at Chadron State College is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. 1,114 of Chadron State College students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 850 part time students in attendance at Chadron State College. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Nebraska at Kearney as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Kearney, UNK is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNK, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.6%. 1,997 of UNK students are exclusively distance learners. 2,115 of UNK students are attending part time. UNK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UNL has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

The student loan default rate at UNL is lower than is typical, just 3.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 10,178 students at UNL that take at least one class online. About 3,629 of the students at UNL are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNOMAHA is a large public school located in the city of Omaha. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UNOMAHA has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.2%. Approximately 6,224 students take at least one class online at UNOMAHA. 4,569 of UNOMAHA students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Peru State College

Peru, NE

Peru State College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. Peru State is a small public school located in the rural area of Peru. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Peru State has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

912 of Peru State students are exclusively distance learners. 974 of Peru State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Midland University

Fremont, NE

Midland University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Midland U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Fremont. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Midland U has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Nebraska ranking.

Approximately 126 students take at least one class online at Midland U. There are roughly 625 part time students in attendance at Midland U. Midland U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

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 906
Teacher Education Subject Specific 550
Educational Administration 545
Curriculum & Instruction 533
Special Education 306

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 879
Social Sciences 871
Communication & Journalism 718
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 585
History 195

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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