How Nebraska's colleges stack up, 2011-12 data

Below are all the Nebraska institutions that received federal Pell Grant funding for their students in 2011-12. Statistics such as graduation rate and percentage of students receiving Pell Grants have been named as potential factors in a federal ranking system proposed by President Barack Obama.

InstitutionMain locationGraduation rate*School typePercentage of Pell recipients2012 undergraduate enrollmentmedian federal debtFY 2011 default rate
Alegent Health SchoolsOmahan/aPrivate/nonprofit3020n/a5.7
Bellevue UniversityOmaha31.1Private/nonprofit329208$152783.2
Bryan College Of Health SciencesLincolnn/aPrivate/nonprofit31665$218301.9
Capitol Schools Of HairstylingOmaha80.7For-profit81139n/a3
Central Community CollegeGrand Island37.2Public2113092$429610.1
Chadron State CollegeChadron41.8Public332879$102896.1
Clarkson CollegeOmaha50Private/nonprofit35912$235901.9
College Of Hair DesignLincoln72.4For-profit57448n/a1.5
College Of Saint MaryOmaha35.9Private/nonprofit45948$207514.1
Concordia UniversitySeward62.6Private/nonprofit231641$218241.9
Creative CenterOmaha77.4For-profit47120$520351.8
Creighton UniversityOmaha74.5Private/nonprofit174694$230001.3
Doane CollegeCrete64Private/nonprofit362276$165431.9
Grace UniversityOmaha42.9Private/nonprofit48443$166682.7
Hastings CollegeHastings55.3Private/nonprofit321227$199372.9
Joseph's College Of BeautyLincoln58For-profit77488n/a6.7
La'James International CollegeFremont66.7For-profit6469n/a6.8
Little Priest Tribal CollegeWinnebago0Private/nonprofit57245n/an/a
Metropolitan Community CollegeOmaha12.1Public2932769$377611.8
Midland UniversityFremont46.7Private/nonprofit441108$135096
Mid-Plains Community CollegeNorth Platte36.2Public146979$55009.9
Myotherapy InstituteLincoln87For-profit3763$95348.8
Nebraska Christian CollegePapillion39.2Private/nonprofit51156$95007.1
Nebraska Indian Community CollegeMacy17.9Public42266n/an/a
Nebraska Methodist College Of Nursing & Allied HealthOmaha63.6Private/nonprofit32850$250002
Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityLincoln65.4Private/nonprofit163288$202421.8
Northeast Community CollegeNorfolk47.2Public237323$63577.9
Peru State CollegePeru34.8Public272786$119238.1
Southeast Community CollegeLincoln22.5Public3917195$95006.2
Union CollegeLincoln49.7Private/nonprofit35896$186252.5
Universal College Of Healing ArtsOmaha100For-profit3360$111559.4
Nebraska College of Technical AgricultureCurtis48.3Public32413n/an/a
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney55.9Public356074$135063.5
University of Nebraska at OmahaOmaha46.1Public3114158$135004.2
University of Nebraska-LincolnLincoln64.6Public2320624$190013.9
University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahan/aPublic221156n/a0.2
Vatterott CollegeOmaha46.4For-profitn/a873$1477710.6
Wayne State CollegeWayne53.3Public403243$134804.9
Western Nebraska Community CollegeScottsbluff22.9Public138422$525011.8
Xenon International Academy IIOmaha66.4For-profit53418n/a3.8
York CollegeYork31Private/nonprofit52526$148755.9

*Completion within six years for bachelor's degrees, within three years for associate's degrees

Sources: Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, Institute for College Access & Success, University of Nebraska, Nebraska State College System, College Affordability and Transparency Center