Students attending colleges in Omaha may discover a fun, interesting and affordable city. Omaha is on the forefront of the farm-to-fork movement. It has also hosted the NCAA Men's College World Series every summer for more than 60 years. Rents are reasonable, and the economy is strong. College grads may find jobs at one of the four Fortune 500 companies here, including Mutual of Omaha and Berkshire Hathaway.
The University of Nebraska, Omaha offers an early entry program that allows high school students to take undergraduate courses at UNO while working toward their high school diploma.
At Metropolitan Community College, students can study IT, art and design, culinary arts, business, construction and building trades, and much more. Their Passport Program is designed to support students who want to start their education at MCC and then transfer to a four-year school.
Several colleges in Omaha aim to prepare students for healthcare-related careers. Clarkson College, the first nursing school in Nebraska, offers 20 health-related degree programs, including some that can be completed online. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health, founded in 1891, offers programs in nursing and allied health.
Other options at colleges in Omaha are the cosmetology programs at Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics or massage therapy programs at Universal College of Healing Arts and Omaha School of Massage Therapy.
There are two major universities in Omaha — one public and one private.
University of Nebraska at Omaha is a large institution that emphasizes community involvement. The most popular majors are business administration, criminal justice and psychology. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in UNO's student organizations, Greek life, volunteering, and Division I athletic teams.
Creighton University is a large Jesuit college that emphasizes faith, leadership and service. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Creighton highly for many years. Registered nursing is by far the most popular undergraduate major.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center offers more than a dozen master's and doctoral degree programs, including an award-winning online graduate program in nursing. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health offers graduate degree programs in nursing, occupational therapy, healthcare education and leadership, and an MBA in healthcare.
The private College of Saint Mary, an all-women's institution, offers campus-based and online graduate degree programs in education, health sciences, and organizational leadership, among others.
Of the public universities in Omaha, UNO offers almost 50 different master's or doctorate programs in fields ranging from gerontology and criminal justice to public administration and accounting.
For more information about colleges in the state, see our list of Nebraska colleges.