Public Colleges in Nebraska

The 2023 Directory of Nebraska Public Colleges and Costs

Nebraska Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Nebraska?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Nebraska was $6,224 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $147 from the 2019-2020 average of $6,077 and represents a 2.42% 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 21,055 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,770. University of Nebraska Lincoln is the most expensive public school in Nebraska with an in-state tuition of $7,770.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Nebraska Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska

$2,760 NA NA
Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska

$5,720 NA NA
Metropolitan Community College Area

Omaha, Nebraska

$2,970 NA NA
Mid Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska

$2,940 NA NA
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

Curtis, Nebraska

$4,726 NA NA
Nebraska Indian Community College

Macy, Nebraska

$4,080 NA NA
Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska

$3,150 NA NA
Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska

$5,520 NA NA
Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska

$2,448 NA NA
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, Nebraska

$6,292 51 38
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

$6,344 48 38
University of Nebraska Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

$7,770 63 73
Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska

$5,700 NA NA
Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

$2,556 NA NA