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The Best Colleges in Nebraska Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Nebraska as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Nebraska 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 the 2019 ranking as the best college in Nebraska is University of Nebraska Lincoln.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Nebraska
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Nebraska Lincoln 138 637 366
2 Creighton University 305 884 189
3 Nebraska Wesleyan University 277 847 442
4 Hastings College 810 756 666
5 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health 1,486 757 162
6 University of Nebraska at Kearney 811 1,192 517
7 Union College 812 514 1,375
8 Concordia University Seward 997 990 754
9 Doane University 1,484 668 470
10 York College 1,033 266 1,418
11 Clarkson College 1,481 576 665
12 Nebraska Christian College 1,132 211 1,176
13 Midland University 1,080 636 1,072
14 University of Nebraska at Omaha 998 1,327 1,109
15 BryanLGH College of Health Sciences 1,482 334 1,763
16 Grace University 1,485 236 1,434
17 College of Saint Mary 1,488 431 1,435

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.