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Local Colleges and Universities in Nebraska
There are 50 colleges and universities in the state of Nebraska. Refer to the following table to find local schools in Nebraska sorted by university name. If you are interested, you can follow the link below to see its specific information. Please understand that all higher educational programs in Nebraska are listed here in alphabetical order.
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Name of College or University Location
Alegent Health School of Radiologic Technology Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Omaha, NE
Bellevue University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Bellevue, NE
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Lincoln, NE
Capitol School of Hairstyling West Private for-profit, 2-year in Omaha, NE
Central Community College Public, 2-year in Grand Island, NE
Chadron State College Public, 4-year or above in Chadron, NE
Clarkson College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
College of Hair Design Private for-profit, 2-year in Lincoln, NE
College of Saint Mary Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
Concordia University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Seward, NE
Creighton University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
Dana College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Blair, NE
Doane College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Crete, NE
Grace University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
Hamilton College-Lincoln Campus Private for-profit, 4-year or above in Lincoln, NE
Hamilton College-Omaha Campus Private for-profit, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
Hastings College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Hastings, NE
ITT Technical Institute Private for-profit, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
Josephs College of Beauty-Lincoln Private for-profit, 2-year in Lincoln, NE
La'James International College Private for-profit, 2-year in Fremont, NE
Little Priest Tribal College Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Winnebago, NE
Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Hastings, NE
Metropolitan Community College Area Public, 2-year in Omaha, NE
Mid Plains Community College Public, 2-year in North Platte, NE
Midland Lutheran College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Fremont, NE
Myotherapy Institute Private for-profit, 2-year in Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Christian College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Norfolk, NE
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Public, 2-year in Curtis, NE
Nebraska Indian Community College Public, 2-year in MacY, NE
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
Nebraska Wesleyan University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Lincoln, NE
Northeast Community College Public, 2-year in Norfolk, NE
Omaha School of Massage Therapy Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Omaha, NE
Peru State College Public, 4-year or above in Peru, NE
Southeast Community College Area Public, 2-year in Lincoln, NE
Summit Christian College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Scottsbluff, NE
The Creative Center Private for-profit, 2-year in Omaha, NE
Union College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Lincoln, NE
Universal College of Healing Arts Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska at Kearney Public, 4-year or above in Kearney, NE
University of Nebraska at Lincoln Public, 4-year or above in Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska at Omaha Public, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska Medical Center Public, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
Vatterott College Private for-profit, 4-year or above in Omaha, NE
Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus Private for-profit, 2-year in Omaha, NE
Wayne State College Public, 4-year or above in Wayne, NE
Western Nebraska Community College Public, 2-year in Scottsbluff, NE
Xenon International School of Hair Design II Inc Private for-profit, 2-year in Ralston, NE
York College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in York, NE

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska in the United States. The city has 468,262 residents (U.S. Census, 2018) and forms a larger metropolitan area with around 944,000 residents.

Omaha is located in the Missouri Valley on the west bank of the Missouri River far east of Nebraska across from Council Bluffs in the state of Iowa and about 15 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River.

The name is after the words of the Omaha people 'umaha', 'people upstream'.

Population

Whites make up 73.1 percent, African Americans 13.7 percent, Asians 2.4 percent, and North American Indigenous people 0.8 percent of the population (2010). The city has had a growing population since its founding, except for reductions in the decades of 1890-1900 and 1970-1980.

Economics and culture

Omaha is one of the largest centers for the slaughter, meat packing and turnover of beef and cereal sales in the United States, but most are employed in defense (Offutt Air Force Base), health care and teaching. Banking and insurance, telecommunications, transport, construction. Tourism is of great importance. Omaha's economy has grown significantly since the 1990s.

Omaha has three universities, including the University of Nebraska Omaha (founded 1908) and Creighton University (founded 1878) as well as several colleges.

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is one of Nebraska's most visited landmarks. The city's historic center includes Old Market, Lauritzen Gardens and Kenefick Park. Major theaters are the Omaha Community Playhouse, Blue Barn Theater and The Rose Theater. The 1927 Orpheum Theater is the seat of Opera Omaha. The Omaha Symphony Orchestra plays in the modern performing arts facility Holland Performing Arts Center, which opened in 2005. The city has a rich music tradition, including rhythm and blues, jazz and hip hop. The Joslyn Art Museum has large art collections and the Omaha Children's Museum is well visited.

There are many paths for pedestrians and cyclists. In September, a half-marathon and a 10-kilometer race will be held in Omaha. In July, a men's baseball tournament will be held at the stadium at TD Ameritrade Park in downtown. Other annual events include Summer Art Festival, Sand in the City, Jazz on the Green, Omaha Fashion Week (August), Intertribal Powwow, Greek Festival, Oktoberfest and Railroad Days.

History

The Omaha people abandoned the area with the later Omaha in 1854. Omaha was founded the same year by speculators from Council Bluffs on the other side of the Missouri River. It was done in part to influence the transcontinental railroad to pass through or near the city. In 1857, Omaha gained city status and became the capital of Nebraska territory. Omaha became the starting point for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1863 and became a growing center for trade and industry. However, the capital of Nebraska territory was moved to Lincoln when Nebraska became a state in 1867.

Omaha was one of the largest railroad centers in the United States in the second half of the 19th century and the city became the focus of trade and industry. Slaughterhouses, packing and processing of meat as well as railway operations became important for the city's development and growth from the late 1800s to the first decades of the 1900s. In 1888, a bridge was built between Council Bluffs and Omaha. Colored Americans and European immigrants, including Irish, Germans, Italians, Greeks and Jews, created their own neighborhoods. A number of years of drought following a storm in 1888 as well as economic panic in 1893 led to a decline in population.

In 1898, the city hosted the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition World Fair with more than 2.6 million visitors from across the United States. The Indigenous People's Fair Indian Congress was organized at the same time. After the turn of the century came new economic growth and area expansion. Several suburbs, such as Dundee and South Omaha in 1915, and Benson and Florence in 1917, were annexed.

After a new economic downturn in the 1930s came boom times with World War II production of bombers and the official opening of Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha in 1948; the base is the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The city's development was also encouraged by major roads and that more than 40 insurance companies set up headquarters in the city in the 1950s and 1960s. This occurred at the same time as a decline in industry and rail operations.

Since the 1970s, much of Omaha has been characterized by extensive construction and urban renewal. In the 1980s, department stores were rebuilt into the Old Market shopping area and other parts of the city center were given new development. After the turn of the century, several skyscrapers were built, including Omaha's tallest building, 193 meters high First National Bank Tower (2002). Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge on the Missouri River opened to pedestrians and cyclists in 2008.

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