Students who attend colleges in Lincoln can find a lively nightlife, music, and arts scene. It's easy to get around town by bus and a downtown trolley. The city has thousands of acres of parkland and more than 130 miles of trails for hiking and biking. The cost of living, especially housing, is reasonable.
Through the Career Academy, a program of Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College, high school juniors and seniors can gain academic and real-world experience and dual-credit courses in 16 career pathways.
Southeast Community College's Lincoln campus is the largest two-year school in the city. Their two dozen-plus programs options — including online ones — can culminate in a certificate or associate degree. Students can opt for majors ranging from automotive technology and early childhood education, to fire protection technology, accounting and professional truck driver training.
Bryan College of Health Sciences offers associate degree and certificate programs in healthcare professions, healthcare management, medical simulation, nursing assisting and phlebotomy.
Aspiring cosmetologists and barbers have multiple Lincoln colleges through which to learn their trade, including the College of Hair Design, Joseph's College, and the Paul Mitchell School.
Several faith-based universities in Lincoln offer bachelor's degree programs. Nebraska Wesleyan University offers students more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors. Of Union College's comprehensive selection of academic programs, the most popular majors include those related to health professions and business.
Founded in 1872, Doane University is Nebraska's oldest private college. In 1995 it became one of the first colleges to implement a four-year graduation guarantee.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, enrolls the most students in the state. More than 150 bachelor's degree programs are available, including online programs. Huskers athletes (men and women) play 13 different sports.
Advanced degree programs are available through several universities and colleges in Lincoln. Doane University's master's programs focus primarily on different education-related fields, with the most popular one in curriculum and instruction. Nebraska Wesleyan University awards advanced degrees in healthcare, education and business. And the most popular graduate degree programs at Union College is physician's assisting. At Bryan College, more master's degrees are awarded in nursing administration and nursing education than in any other major.