These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Nebraska For 2019

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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Nebraska has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in NE, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Nebraska.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Nebraska:

  1. Nebraska Wesleyan University
  2. Creighton University
  3. Midland University
  4. University of Nebraska Medical Center
  5. Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies
  6. Doane University-Arts & Sciences
  7. Wayne State College
  8. University of Nebraska at Kearney
  9. Hastings College
  10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Nebraska has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Nebraska For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 19 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Nebraska that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Nebraska Wesleyan University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Nebraska.’

1. Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lincoln
Employed: 95.22%

2. Creighton University

Creighton University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Omaha
Employed: 94.85%

3. Midland University

Midland University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fremont
Employed: 94.61%

4. University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Omaha
Employed: 94.41%

5. Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies

Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lincoln
Employed: 93.31%

6. Doane University-Arts & Sciences

Doane University-Arts & Sciences

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Crete
Employed: 93.31%

7. Wayne State College

Wayne State College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Wayne
Employed: 93.27%

8. University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kearney
Employed: 92.78%

9. Hastings College

Hastings College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hastings
Employed: 92.45%

10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lincoln
Employed: 92.36%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Nebraska

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Nebraska, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Nebraska by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Nebraska

Rank College Employed
1 Nebraska Wesleyan University 95.22%
2 Creighton University 94.85%
3 Midland University 94.61%
4 University of Nebraska Medical Center 94.41%
5 Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies 93.31%
6 Doane University-Arts & Sciences 93.31%
7 Wayne State College 93.27%
8 University of Nebraska at Kearney 92.78%
9 Hastings College 92.45%
10 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 92.36%
11 Bellevue University 91.64%
12 University of Nebraska at Omaha 91.27%
13 Chadron State College 90.26%
14 Concordia University-Nebraska 90.09%
15 Peru State College 90.02%
16 College of Saint Mary 89.8%
17 York College 89.04%
18 Union College 87.94%
19 Grace University 82.3%