Catholic Colleges in Nebraska

Apr 18, 2018

The state of Nebraska offers students a few Catholic colleges in the Omaha area. Here we discuss each school, their tuition rates and some of their distinguishing characteristics.

Students interested in attending a Catholic college in Nebraska have a few schools to choose from. These schools vary in several different factors and offer undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs. Learn more about the Catholic colleges in Nebraska.

School Comparison

Although they are all located in Omaha, Nebraska, the Catholic colleges in the state are still unique. Compare each school's institution type and tuition rate for the 2017-2018 school year in the table below.

School Name Institution Type Location Tuition (2017-2018)*
CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology 2-year, private not-for-profit Omaha, NE $6,250
College of St. Mary 4-year, private not-for-profit Omaha, NE $19,950
Creighton University 4-year, private not-for-profit Omaha, NE $38,750

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Description of Catholic Colleges in Nebraska

Despite having a limited number of Catholic colleges, Nebraska still offers students diverse schools to choose from. Students trying to decide between the different Catholic colleges in Nebraska may want to consider factors such as the student population size, student-to-faculty ratio or available degree programs. Explore the Catholic colleges in Nebraska below and find out what makes them unique.

CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology

CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology is an extremely small, 2-year school with only 18 students, according to the NCES. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 (per the NCES) and offers an Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree program. The program can be completed in 23 months and incorporates Christian values. Students have the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in medical imaging following the program through a partnership with Clarkson College. According to the school's website, the school had a 100% retention rate in 2017 and 100% of their graduates found jobs upon graduation.

College of St. Mary

The College of St. Mary is a larger, yet still relatively small, 4-year institution with about 750 undergraduate students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1. The school has an all-female student population and offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Students can pursue study in various subjects, including biology, education, business, healthcare, English, paralegal studies, psychology and more. To develop their spiritual lives, students may participate in Bible studies, spiritual retreats, faith groups and other spiritual organizations on-campus, like Mercy Mothers, DUO (Do Unto Others) Service Club and Campus Ministry Volunteer Corps. The school also has a variety of athletic teams, including swimming, tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, bowling and more.

Creighton University

Creighton University is the largest 4-year Catholic institution in the state with about 4,200 undergraduate students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1, according to the NCES. Similar to the College of St. Mary, Creighton University offers undergraduate and graduate certificate programs and associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. These academic programs cover a wide range of subjects, including cultural studies, communications, foreign language, healthcare, business, education, law, math, environmental science, philosophy, social work, theology and the arts. Students can participate in faith-based organizations, like Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship or the Catholic Student Organization, but the school also has a variety of traditional clubs and organizations to choose from, including Greek life, student government, cultural clubs and professional organizations.

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