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So you're from Lincoln, NE?

Fortunately for you, Lincoln, NE offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Lincoln College and University Demographics

Lincoln's 11 colleges and universities offer a total of 339 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from education/teaching of individuals with hearing impairments including deafness to biology technician/biotechnology laboratory technician to nurse anesthetist.

The top-ranked school in Lincoln is Union College, with a student population of 883. In 2010, Union College was ranked 36th in the nation. Approximately 28% of students studying at Union College choose to study Business, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Lincoln schools charge an average tuition of $8,904 per year. Nebraska Wesleyan University charges students $23,474 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Lincoln. Southeast Community College Area has the lowest tuition rate at $2,205 per year.

Financial Aid

An estimated $116,412,728 in financial aid was received by students at Lincoln colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $112,650,498 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $87,671,497, which was given by University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Lincoln Student Demographics

Approximately 30% of Nebraska students were enrolled in Lincoln colleges in 2010. That is 42,081 students. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with 24,100 students, had the highest number of students in Lincoln, while Myotherapy Institute, with only 26 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 71% of students who enroll as first year students at Lincoln schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Lincoln schools is approximately 56%. Myotherapy Institute has the highest graduation rate in Lincoln, with 100% of students graduating. Southeast Community College Area has the lowest rate, with 27% graduating.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Lincoln schools is 54 to 46. 82% of Lincoln college students are 24 years old or younger. In 2009, 19% of Lincoln college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Nebraska Wesleyan University, with 46% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Lincoln.

Lincoln Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Lincoln colleges and universities employed a total of 3,444 faculty. Of these faculty members, 44% were female and 27% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

In 2009, Lincoln colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 16 students. Xenon International Academy II Inc had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Lincoln, with 1 to 1.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 5,510 $21,890 $25,000 17.0%
2
Office Clerks, General 4,290 $22,700 $28,240 70.2%
3
Registered Nurses 3,600 $56,070 $67,720 11.8%
4
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,500 $30,550 $35,340 -9.1%
5
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,330 $30,260 $32,000 33.1%
6
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,880 $37,230 $45,860 -21.0%
7
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,680 $23,860 $25,140 3.7%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,650 $48,640 $50,770 19.6%
9
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,640 n/a $54,330 18.8%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,380 $38,820 $39,890 36.6%
11
Social and Human Service Assistants 1,340 $22,350 $30,100 57.6%
12
Accountants and Auditors 1,330 $59,770 $68,960 -17.9%
13
General and Operations Managers 1,100 $96,320 $113,100 -24.1%
14
Cooks, Fast Food 1,060 $17,280 $18,540 47.2%
15
Carpenters 1,050 $34,580 $43,890 -9.5%
16
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 920 $36,960 $41,360 9.5%
17
Cooks, Restaurant 860 $20,620 $23,260 0.0%
18
Software Developers, Applications 840 $59,320 $90,410
19
Electricians 790 $41,070 $51,810 -1.3%
20
Correctional Officers and Jailers 730 $33,630 $42,780 -3.9%
21
Medical Secretaries 690 $29,450 $31,820 32.7%
22
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 570 n/a $54,880 -26.9%
23
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $35,940 $38,200 -15.2%
24
Medical Assistants 550 $29,080 $29,760 -16.7%
25
Construction Laborers 550 $25,550 $33,590 -33.7%
26
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $55,040 $62,260 -5.4%
27
Security Guards 530 $25,760 $26,870 -14.5%
28
Home Health Aides 530 $22,050 $21,760 -50.0%
29
Computer Programmers 520 $58,000 $74,900
30
Lawyers 520 $103,930 $129,440 -3.7%
31
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 510 $19,720 $26,510 -20.3%
32
Loan Officers 500 $70,330 $65,900 -9.1%
33
Management Analysts 490 $59,560 $87,260 36.1%
34
Insurance Underwriters 480 $54,180 $65,220 77.8%
35
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 470 $24,080 $24,180 2.2%
36
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 470 $31,470 $35,920 9.3%
37
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 440 $54,690 $55,620
38
Financial Managers 420 $96,730 $116,970 -4.5%
39
Civil Engineers 410 $72,820 $82,280 24.2%
40
Billing and Posting Clerks 410 $31,020 $33,270 -16.3%
41
Pharmacy Technicians 390 $25,520 $29,330 11.4%
42
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 380 $38,740 $42,250 15.2%
43
Medical and Health Services Managers 370 $87,390 $93,670 -5.1%
44
Administrative Services Managers 370 $71,010 $84,390 32.1%
45
Cost Estimators 360 $52,250 $62,060 28.6%
46
Graphic Designers 360 $34,990 $48,140 38.5%
47
Computer Operators 360 $31,890 $38,340 71.4%
48
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 320 $28,760 $29,200 -41.8%
49
Dental Assistants 310 $34,670 $34,140 -8.8%
50
Computer and Information Systems Managers 300 $92,060 $123,280 3.4%