The Omaha metropolitan area has an abundance of educational opportunities for those who seek degrees, certifications, training programs or just to learn more.
Education can be the key to career advancement, starting a career or finding your true passion. Some colleges offer job placement – be sure to inquire before you enroll.
Learn more about your financial aid options on the Federal Student Aid website.
Truck Driver Training Schools
- JTL Truck Driver Training: A locally owned and operated Class A CDL truck driving school.
- Custom Diesel Drivers Training: This school is G.I. Bill-eligible and offers day and weekend classes.
- Capitol School of Esthetics and Hair Styling: Scholarships, grants and interest-free loans are available through this school.
- Xenon Academy: In Omaha since 1987, this school offers coursework in both cosmetology and esthetics.
- Metropolitan Community College: MCC offers degree programs in applied technology, business and IT, construction education, culinary arts and hospitality, English, health and public services, humanities and visual arts, industrial technology, information technology, literacy and workplace skills, math and natural sciences, and social sciences.
- Southeast Community College: Located in Lincoln, Milford and Beatrice, this college has criminal justice, graphic design and early childhood education programs, as well as several other degree and certification programs.
- Iowa Western Community College: Founded in 1967, this community college, located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, offers an extensive list of academic programs.
- Central Community College: This community college has campuses in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney and Lexington.
- Nebraska Methodist College: This school offers degrees in the medical field.
- Clarkson College: Clarkson is a private school, focused on medical degrees.
- DeVry: This computer and technology school offers online courses of study.
- The Creative Center School of Art and Design: Earn a bachelor of fine arts degree in three years from this school.
- Universal College of Healing Arts: Earn a degree in massage therapy from this school.
- Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare: This school is part of Herzing University, which also offers programs in business and IT.
- Kaplan University: Choose from undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs.
- Creighton University: Creighton boasts nine colleges that include business, law and medicine.
- University of Nebraska Omaha: The University of Nebraska has campuses in Lincoln, Kearney and a medical center in Omaha.
- College of Saint Mary: This women-only school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Grace University: A private university, Grace has a focus on Christian ideals and values.
- Wesleyan University: Founded in 1887, this private university is located in Lincoln.
- Bellevue University: Both online and in-class programs are available from this non-profit, private university located in Bellevue.
- University of Phoenix: Perhaps best known for its online courses, this university has a campus in Omaha.
Does accreditation matter?
Accreditation does matter. It will dictate whether you can transfer your credits to another school. Furthermore, some employers may question the validity of a degree from a non-accredited school.
Find out if a school is accredited before you apply for enrollment.