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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

One of the nation’s top institutionsIn 1869, Nebraska built a priceless resource when it founded the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). Today, Husker alumni can be proud their alma mater is regarded as one of the country's top public universities and a member of the Big 10 conference. UNL has consistently been rewarded for achievements in the agricultural and bioengineering fields. UNL's law school and business colleges are also highly revered. U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 best college rankings, lists four of UNL’s online programs as the nation’s best. UNL’s students are community conscious. Dozens of school clubs and organizations task themselves with building a better Lincoln while attracting attention to worthwhile causes. The University itself is interested in the benefit of the city. UNL is devoted to innovation, so it partnered with the private sector on the creation of Nebraska Innovation Campus.

The multi-year project, which is currently in development, will be a 2.2 million square foot campus with an urban environment and numerous multiple-story buildings. It includes amenities that encourage people to create and transform ideas into global innovation. Any student will compose a dozen reasons so many successful people choose UNL to get their start. Notable UNL alumni include the literary naturalist Loren Eiseley, geneticist George Beadle, artists Aaron Douglas and Weldon Kees, social researcher Alvin Johnson, investor Warren Buffett, comedian Johnny Carson, diva Barbara Hendricks, artist and engineer Harold Edgerton, soldier John J. Pershing, and authors Willa Cather and Mari Sandoz. Lincoln’s city culture and dynamic with innovative spirit, fresh student perspective coming in, and of course the fire of the Husker spirit.Choices abound for Lincoln college students

Lincoln’s thirst for higher education keeps learning institutions full of students eager to fortify their education. All of these universities are dedicated to helping its students pursue their passions and the diverse educational options offer a home to all of their pursuits.

Southeast Community College

Southeast Community College is a vibrant two-year public institution of higher education serving a primary area of 15 counties in southeast Nebraska. SCC offers multiple locations and online opportunities. With high-quality career/technical and academic programs and very affordable tuition, SCC provides students with tremendous opportunities to create their futures. Our unique blend of career/technical programs will provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in the workforce.

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a liberal arts university with around 2,000 students and an affiliate of the United Methodist Church. It offers 106 majors and is known around the city for its many theater performances. Actor hopefuls flock to Wesleyan to practice their craft, and Lincolnites know to catch one of Wesleyan’s 40 yearly spectacular productions of drama, comedy or musical theater.

Union College

Union College is a Seventh-Day Adventist liberal arts and sciences institute, dedicated to empowering learning, service, and stewardship in its 900 students. It features a low 13:1 student-teacher ratio that ensures personal student attention and assessment which keeps Union College rated a top tier college in its regional category.

Kaplan University

Kaplan University also has its own bustling campus, close to downtown since 2009. Kaplan’s programs are designed for people eager to revitalize their career path in an out-come focused program that offers degrees in the most relevant fields.

Doane College

Doane College is based in Crete, Nebraska but has a Lincoln presence. Lincoln is the site of Doane’s first satellite campus, which opened in 1981. The campus offers 14 undergraduate degrees, five master’s programs and an advanced education degree.

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Bryan College of Health Sciences calls itself a college within a medical center, and offers programming ranging from certificate programs to doctoral degrees for students interested in a health-related career.High school students in Lincoln are getting a head start on their college careers at The Career Academy – an educational institution created through a partnership between Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Southeast Community College (SCC).

"The academy is an opportunity for juniors and seniors in high school to explore a potential career pathway while preparing for college and career," said Dan Hohensee, academy director. The joint venture between LPS and SCC allows students to earn up to one year of SCC credits while continuing to earn credits toward their high school diploma.

"The Career Academy was designed to match the specific needs of our community along the lines of high wage, high skill and high demand fields,” Hohensee said. It provides opportunities for students who are either planning to go to college or are looking into more immediate careers and employment. “It helps both groups prepare for their lives after high school,” said Hohensee.

The academy opened with 365 students enrolled in 14 different pathways, including health science, culinary, education and engineering. The goal is to provide options for students to recognize the opportunities in a variety of careers available in Lincoln. Public, private options are plentiful for Lincoln school children

Lincoln school students have a wealth of opportunity, from a strong and dynamic public school system to a variety of private school options. Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) educates between 35,000 and 40,000 school students each year in an environment that Superintendent Steve Joel calls “a unique combination of rigorous academic standards and achievement and family-friendly surroundings.”

LPS operates more than just its 38 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and six high schools. It has alternative educational options, as well as, several focus programs in the areas of science, arts and humanities, technology and entrepreneurship. It has all-day kindergarten, an English Language Learner program, special educational services and an academic program for gifted students.

LPS graduation rates are consistently high. In 2014, 87 percent of 12th graders graduated, prompting LPS to work toward a 90 percent graduation rate. LPS students score above state and national averages on standardized tests, including the ACT.

Families preferring parochial and private school options have a strong selection. The city has 33 private schools serving nearly 7,000 students. Nearly three-quarters of the private schools are religiously affiliated with Roman Catholic, Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Seventh-Day Adventist and non-denominational Christian churches.

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