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Schools Offering Science Programs in Nebraska


Around 4.4% of Nebraska's graduates graduate from science degree programs every year. Thus, Nebraska's 23 science schools put out approximately 2,358 science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a science program is University of Nebraska at Kearney. University of Nebraska at Kearney, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Kearney. In 2010, University of Nebraska at Kearney graduated 142 students from its science program. Tuition at University of Nebraska at Kearney was $5,912 per year.

The second-ranked school in Nebraska with a science program is Union College, which is located in Lincoln. In 2010, it was ranked 36th nationwide. In 2010, Union College graduated 28 students from its science program. Students at Union College paid $18,150 per year in tuition fees.

Midland Lutheran College, which is located in Fremont, is the third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a science program. It received a ranking of 48th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 22 students graduated from Midland Lutheran College science program. Tuition at Midland Lutheran College was $23,664 per year.

Cost

Science schools in Nebraska, charge students an average tuition of $12,041 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,578 per year, or as little as $2,040 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nebraska science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  3. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Nebraska science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year
  3. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year

A science degree from a Nebraska school... what next?

Biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , chemist, and animal scientist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Nebraska. If you decide to work as a science professional in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,540 Nebraska science professional as of 2010. This number includes 720 environmental scientists, 330 biology professors, and 890 science professors. In Nebraska, the largest numbers of science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Harrison County - 1,370 science professionals
  2. Lancaster County - 290 science professionals
  3. Adams County - 70 science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of science professionals is expected to grow by 19% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,520 science professionals working in Nebraska then. Of these 1,520 science professionals, the government predicts that 540 will be environmental scientists, an unknown number will be biology professors, and an unknown number will be science professors.

Salary

On average, science professionals earn a salary of $51,253 per year in Nebraska state. But, salaries for science professional can vary. In 2010, science professional made as little as less than $21,440 per year or as much as more than $101,030 per year in Nebraska. The following counties in Nebraska have the highest average salaries for science professionals:

  1. Harrison County - $57,135 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $55,427 per year
  3. Arthur County - $52,160 per year

On average, science professionals earn the least in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Adams County - $48,820 per year
  2. Arthur County - $52,160 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $55,427 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Nebraska were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $84,420 per year
  2. Biology Professor - $69,010 per year
  3. Chemist - $59,940 per year

On average, the lowest paid science professionals in Nebraska were:

  1. Science Professor - $40,770 per year
  2. Animal Scientist - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Science in Nebraska
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Nebraska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 890 $40,770
2
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 720 $54,240 33.3%
3
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 330 $69,010 -28.3%
4
Chemists 270 $59,940 -50.0%
5
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 240 $50,390 -14.3%
6
Physicists 50 $84,420 66.7%
7
Animal Scientists 40 n/a -20.0%
 

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