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Schools Offering Education Programs in Nebraska

Each year, roughly 3.2% of Nebraska students graduate with degrees in education. That means an estimated 1,698 education professionals graduate from Nebraska's 21 education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska with a education program is University of Nebraska at Kearney, which is located in Kearney. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. 209 students graduated with a degree in education from University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010. Students at University of Nebraska at Kearney paid $5,912 per year in tuition fees.

Union College, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a education program. It is located in Lincoln. 11 students graduated with degree in education from Union College in 2010. Students at Union College paid $18,150 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska with a education program is Midland Lutheran College, which is located in Fremont. In 2010, it was ranked 48th nationwide. In 2010, 25 students graduated from Midland Lutheran College education program. Tuition at Midland Lutheran College was $23,664 per year.


Education schools in Nebraska, charge students an average tuition of $13,042 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,578 per year, or as little as $2,040 per year. In 2010, the education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nebraska were:

  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 following Nebraska education schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year
  3. Wayne State College - located in Wayne, students are charged $5,071 per year

An education degree from a Nebraska school... what next?

Many Nebraska education graduates become a postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. If you decide to work as an education professional in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 21,550 Nebraska education professional as of 2010. This number includes 630 instructional coordinators, 1,890 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 30 social science teachers. The following counties have the largest number of Nebraska education professionals:

  1. Harrison County - 10,270 education professionals
  2. Lancaster County - 2,770 education professionals
  3. Arthur County - 2,060 education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of education professionals in the state of Nebraska will grow to 21,670. This would require a 18% growth in the field.


education professionals in Nebraska make an average of $57,755 per year. But, salaries for education professional can vary. In 2010, education professional made as little as less than $20,620 per year or as much as more than $134,140 per year in Nebraska. Education professionals in the following Nebraska counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lancaster County - $68,428 per year
  2. Harrison County - $52,886 per year
  3. Adams County - $52,050 per year

The following counties in Nebraska have the lowest average salaries for education professional:

  1. Arthur County - $43,839 per year
  2. Antelope County - $46,568 per year
  3. Butler County - $48,957 per year

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

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $86,370 per year
  2. Social Science Teacher - $81,590 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $76,950 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Nebraska were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $38,530 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $37,200 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in education. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Education in Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Education in Nebraska
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Nebraska
  • Certificate in Education in Nebraska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School n/a $51,240
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 9,950 $50,150 1.5%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 3,340 $51,290 -26.9%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,890 $38,530 24.3%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,600 $86,370 7.4%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,480 $46,420 57.4%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 890 $40,770
Instructional Coordinators 630 $51,520 12.5%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 450 $71,100 -22.4%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 440 $37,200 33.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 330 $58,220 -57.1%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 300 $64,820 -3.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 170 $76,950 -41.4%
Education Administrators, All Other 50 $60,150 -50.0%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 30 $81,590 -70.0%

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