Nebraska is home to 28 four year colleges and universities, both public and private. A very small percentage of these are private Liberal Arts Schools, as the three colleges of the Nebraska State College System serve nearly 9,000 students in the state. Most institutions in Nebraska were founded in the late 19th or early 20th century, and most of these colleges are located in the major cities: Omaha and Lincoln. The University of Nebraska—Lincoln is a member of the Big 10 athletic conference and has other campuses, located in Omaha and Kearney.
Doane College has just under 3,000 students, both graduate and undergraduate, which is a relatively large student population compared to other Liberal Arts colleges across the country. It has campuses in Crete, Lincoln, and Grand Island in Nebraska. Doane College is one of the first colleges in the nation that integrates internships in students’ educations, and the school also offers a unique four-year graduation guarantee.
Nebraska Wesleyan University is a non selective Liberal Arts college in Lincoln Nebraska. The school remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church; students are encouraged and taught to follow the Christian heritage of civil service and unity. There are over 40 clubs and organizations at Nebraska Wesleyan, including the popular Greek organizations.