2019 Best Online Colleges in Nebraska

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The schools on this list are the best online colleges in Nebraska, according to each school's high alumni salaries and affordable tuition. Wayne State College is ranked #1 and charges $8,670 per year for their undergraduate courses, and has the highest median salary of $74,259. Midland University, ranked #2, offers an online RN to BSN degree for $11,700.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Nebraska, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Wayne State College $8,670 $74,259
#2 #2 Midland University $11,700 $74,404
#3 #3 University of Nebraska at Kearney $12,660 $72,575
#4 #4 University of Nebraska at Omaha $16,050 $71,290
#5 #5 Peru State College $8,670 $66,155
#6 #6 Bellevue University $13,280 $65,619
#7 #7 Clarkson College $18,624 $62,113
#8 #8 Chadron State College $8,370 $60,252

2019 Online Colleges in Nebraska Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,670
  • Median Salary: $74,259
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Wayne
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Wayne State College currently offers three fully online bachelor's degrees in business management, criminal justice, and human resource management. They also offer seven fully online master's degrees in majors like counseling, human resource management, student affairs and college counseling, and special education. In order to graduate from WSC's business management program, students must complete a total of 120 credits with 30 of these credits coming from general education courses and 48 coming from concentration courses.

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Median Salary: $74,404
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Fremont
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Midland University in Fremont offers an online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for interested distance learners. The program requires 120 credits in order to graduate, with 24-48 credit hours coming from pre-requisite courses and nursing courses. Students in this major can take courses, such as Nursing Leadership and Management, Complex Care-Gerontology, Nursing Perspectives in Population Centered Care, and Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice. These courses are given in a 6- or 8-week format, allowing students to complete their degree in a short period of time.

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,660
  • Median Salary: $72,575
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Kearney
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Online students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney can enroll in a number of online undergraduate programs, including business administration, general studies, early childhood and family advocacy, and organizational and relational communication comprehensive. The university offers even more online graduate degrees, such as Educational Administration: School Principalship, PreK-8, Physical Education Master Teacher: Special Populations Emphasis, and Curriculum and Instruction: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), plus many more.  Online classes are interactive and allow distance learners to communicate with their peers and faculty through the school’s online web portal, Canvas.

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,050
  • Median Salary: $71,290
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Omaha
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers eight online undergraduate degrees and eight online graduate degrees. The online undergraduate degrees offered include sociology, library science, emergency management, and management information systems. Their graduate degree options include social gerontology, public administration, critical and creative thinking, and criminology and criminal justice. They also offer a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree that is designed specifically for busy adults and allows students to choose from 13 concentrations, including geography, cybersecurity, information technology, political science, and more.

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,670
  • Median Salary: $66,155
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Peru
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Peru State College offers distance learners a number of online options when choosing their major. They offer online undergraduate degrees in both business administration and criminal justice, with quite a few concentrations. Students in the online business administration major can specialize in accounting, management, marketing, human risk & management, and computer & management information systems, among others. The criminal justice major has three concentrations: administration, counseling, and law & society. They also offer a Master of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Organizational Management.

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,280
  • Median Salary: $65,619
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Bellevue
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At Bellevue University, distance learners can enroll in a number of undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs. Some of their undergraduate programs include hospitality management, intelligence and security studies, business leadership and management, and professional psychology. There are also a number of graduate degrees available, such as a Master of Arts in Human Services, a Master of Healthcare Administration, and a Master of Science in Business Analytics. Doctoral students seeking an online education can enroll in their Ph.D. in Human Capital Management, which can be completed in 58 total credit hours.

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,624
  • Median Salary: $62,113
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Omaha
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Clarkson College offers online classes and degree programs in majors, such as community health, health information management, and medical imaging. Students in the online Bachelor's in Health Care Business Management program must complete 128 credit hours, with 50 credits coming from general education courses, 48 credits from business management courses, 24 credits from healthcare business elective courses, and 6 credits from support courses. They also offer an online Doctor in Health Care Education & Leadership program.

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • Median Salary: $60,252
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Chadron
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Distance learners interested in applying to Chadron State College can choose from five online bachelor's degrees: business, mathematics, psychological sciences, interdisciplinary studies, and applied sciences in technical occupations. Students who choose to enroll in the psychological sciences major can take courses including Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience, Culture and Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Psychology of Cognition and Learning. These classes make up students core required courses, and students must complete 36 credit hours in order to graduate.

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Nebraska (25)

Prospective online students looking for online degrees in Nebraska can choose from programs offered by 27 different schools. Midland University offers an RN to BSN program for associate prepared nurses who want to boost their career opportunities. Midland’s online nursing degree is designed for professional nurses and can be completed in 12 months. Other online bachelor's degree programs offered by Nebraska schools include accounting, aviation management, business administration, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing, and psychology. Individuals who want to earn a master's or doctoral degree can study journalism, business administration, education, law or finance. These degree programs can prepare graduates for Nebraska's top paying jobs that include financial management, elementary and secondary school administrators, health services management, and advanced practice nursing.

At a Glance:

  • Online degree programs in Nebraska range in price from $3,000 to $27,000.
  • The state’s most affordable online four-year degree is offered by Chadron State College and costs about $6,000 per year.
  • The EducationQuest Foundation offers scholarships for Nebraska college students who demonstrate a significant financial need.

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