Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (Nebraska): CCPE - NE
The state of Nebraska boasts more farms than it does colleges, but for those who choose to receive their education here, there are plenty of choices, especially small, private colleges. Many are founded by churches and religious organizations, but there are a few large public universities as well.
The University of Nebraska system has three campuses located in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney. The campus in Lincoln is often touted for its excellent academics. UN-Lincoln is a doctoral/research extensive university that was the first in the West to grant a Ph.D. It's also been long known for its dedication to literature and the arts. Besides excellent academics, the University of Nebraska is also known as the home of the Cornhuskers, who've often left their mark on Division I intercollegiate athletics. Famous alumni include entertainer Johnny Carson, investor Warren Buffet and author Willa Cather.
There are three state colleges that offer excellent options for those seeking a college in Nebraska. Chadron State College is the only four-year and graduate-degree-granting college in the western portion of the state. The college offers about 50 majors and several professional programs, including many in the health sciences field. The campus is surrounded by a wealth of outdoor recreation activities, including fishing in the warm months and cross country skiing in the winter.
The Lutheran Church founded two excellent colleges here: Dana in Blair, Nebraska, and Midland Lutheran in Fremont. Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln and Nebraska Methodist College are institutions of the United Methodist Church. There are also a number of independent Christian colleges in Nebraska.