Nebraska Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Nebraska?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Nebraska was $5,711 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $541 from the 2015-2016 average of $5,170 and represents a 10.46% annual increase. The list of Nebraska public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Nebraska and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 14 public colleges and universities in Nebraska, the most popular being University of Nebraska Lincoln with 22,062 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,125. University of Nebraska Lincoln is the most expensive public school in Nebraska with an in-state tuition of $7,125.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Nebraska colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Nebraska or cheap Nebraska colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Nebraska Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Central Community College
Grand Island, 2,024 Students
$2,640 - -
Chadron State College
Chadron, 1,829 Students
$5,136 - -
Metropolitan Community College Area
Omaha, 5,202 Students
$2,745 - -
Mid Plains Community College
North Platte, 806 Students
$2,670 - -
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Curtis, 245 Students
$4,335 - -
Nebraska Indian Community College
Macy, 40 Students
$4,080 - -
Northeast Community College
Norfolk, 2,121 Students
$2,820 - -
Peru State College
Peru, 1,272 Students
$5,160 - -
Southeast Community College Area
Lincoln, 3,942 Students
$3,468 - -
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, 4,488 Students
$5,756 45 68
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, 10,935 Students
$5,954 42 74
University of Nebraska Lincoln  Best Value
Lincoln, 22,062 Students
$7,125 66 77
Wayne State College
Wayne, 2,595 Students
$5,138 - -
Western Nebraska Community College
Scottsbluff, 776 Students
$2,340 - -