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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2018

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading our 2018 ranking as the best college in is Creighton University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Creighton University 212 869 189
2 University of Nebraska Lincoln 213 987 367
3 Nebraska Wesleyan University 311 951 443
4 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health 1,487 115 162
5 Doane University 733 1,019 472
6 Concordia University Seward 732 924 757
7 Hastings College 1,068 657 669
8 Clarkson College 1,484 342 668
9 Union College 464 658 1,380
10 Grace University 687 458 1,440
11 University of Nebraska at Omaha 362 1,282 1,113
12 Midland University 931 568 1,076
13 University of Nebraska at Kearney 1,041 1,260 520
14 York College 1,134 306 1,424
15 BryanLGH College of Health Sciences 1,485 1,301 1,772
16 Nebraska Christian College 1,488 1,500 1,180

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.