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Nebraska Schools

Academia in Nebraska is a declining field. The trends in Nebraska's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Nebraska By Profession

527 556 541 532
203 217 195 169
1,040 1,069 1,126 1,115
1,047 1,039 1,017 1,049
1,071 1,092 1,138 1,140
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

The number of faculty at Nebraska's 54 colleges and universities grew from 3,888 members to 4,005 between the years 2006 and 2009.

This shows a 4% increase in the number of higher institution faculty in Nebraska.

Average faculty salaries in Nebraska

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

In Nebraska, on average, higher education faculty make $48,328 per year, which is less than what faculty earn around the country, which averages $57,293 per year. And generally, in Nebraska, male faculty earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Nebraska

No data at this time.

Approximately 53% of Nebraska's 3,762 college faculty members are tenured, while 23% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Nebraska by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Nebraska Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% -1.22% -0.48% 0.95%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Nebraska
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Nebraska the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 15%. Similarly, the number of full-time faculty in the state has also grown by 15%. This data shows that in Nebraska, working full-time in academia is becoming less common.

National Vs. Nebraska Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 11.64% 8.71% 15.33%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Nebraska
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Nebraska

No data at this time.

And 8% of part-time faculty in Nebraska belonged to an ethnic or racial minority in 2009. In the same year, 12% of the state's full-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Nebraska

No data at this time.

National Vs. Nebraska Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 4.05% 9.11% 15.7%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Nebraska
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Nebraska's minority faculty has seen a 11% increase. The state statistics are consistent with national statistics. In 2006, there were 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally, of which 134,815 were from a minority background. And in 2009, there were 855,625 faculty working around the nation, of which 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Nebraska by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Nebraska by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Nebraska Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 1.18% 0.51% 2.4%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Nebraska
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in Nebraska has also increased over the past few years. And nationally, from 2006 to 2009, the number of women faculty at colleges and universities has increased by 9%.

National Vs. Nebraska Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 4.26% 4.43% 8.75%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Nebraska
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Nebraska Faculty employment by Gender

National Nebraska
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 46%
Women 54%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Nebraska


As the number of higher education faculty in Nebraska has grown, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased.

There are currently 115,706 undergraduate students in the state and 22,203 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Nebraska

4992 4940 4912 4845 4537
11542 11521 11738 11767 11797
428 417 1111 1130 1385
3864 3275 3863 3995 4191
2679 2771 2449 2213 2612
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Nebraska


In 2009, in Nebraska, 7,933 students graduated from institutions of higher learning. Approximately 48% of these students graduated from bachelor's degree programs. Another 23% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Nebraska


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Nebraska.

Retention rates in Nebraska

Returning Students 58%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Nebraska state, 58 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 48 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Nebraska

Graduation Students 48%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Nebraska Students By Gender

National Nebraska
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 45%
Women 55%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Nebraska is not very diverse. Of the 137,909 students studying in the state's colleges and universities, 55% are female, and 13% identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are consistent with national statistics. Approximately 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Nebraska Students Minorities

National Nebraska
Minorities 29%
Minorities 13%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Nebraska

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  1. Nebraska Teaching Schools59,426 Employed
  2. Nebraska Business Schools49,532 Employed
  3. Nebraska Engineering Schools22,008 Employed
  4. Nebraska Art Schools16,134 Employed
  5. Nebraska Law Schools13,168 Employed
  6. Nebraska Biology Schools11,600 Employed
  7. Nebraska Liberal Arts Schools11,465 Employed
  8. Nebraska Educational Leadership Schools10,855 Employed
  9. Nebraska Information Systems Schools10,792 Employed
  10. Nebraska Psychology Schools10,626 Employed
  11. Nebraska Business Administration Schools10,583 Employed
  12. Nebraska Journalism Schools10,091 Employed
  13. Nebraska Information Technology Schools9,898 Employed
  14. Nebraska Music Schools9,764 Employed
  15. Nebraska Health Science Schools8,757 Employed
  16. Nebraska English Schools8,702 Employed
  17. Nebraska Finance Schools8,690 Employed
  18. Nebraska Math Schools8,329 Employed
  19. Nebraska Management Schools7,755 Employed
  20. Nebraska MBA Schools7,429 Employed
  21. Nebraska Architecture Schools6,517 Employed
  22. Nebraska Counseling Schools6,314 Employed
  23. Nebraska Accounting Schools6,258 Employed
  24. Nebraska Special Education Schools6,179 Employed
  25. Nebraska Nursing Schools6,151 Employed
  26. Nebraska Elementary Education Schools5,948 Employed
  27. Nebraska Public Health Schools5,491 Employed
  28. Nebraska Communications Schools5,439 Employed
  29. Nebraska Veterinary Schools5,274 Employed
  30. Nebraska Physics Schools5,244 Employed
  31. Nebraska Design Schools5,240 Employed
  32. Nebraska Construction Management Schools5,136 Employed
  33. Nebraska History Schools5,044 Employed
  34. Nebraska Visual Communications Schools4,825 Employed
  35. Nebraska Marketing Schools4,801 Employed
  36. Nebraska Speech Therapy Schools4,670 Employed
  37. Nebraska Chemistry Schools4,662 Employed
  38. Nebraska BSN Schools4,595 Employed
  39. Nebraska Forensic Nursing Schools4,595 Employed
  40. Nebraska RN to BSN Schools4,595 Employed
  41. Nebraska Sociology Schools4,530 Employed
  42. Nebraska Criminal Justice Schools4,262 Employed
  43. Nebraska Nutrition Schools4,124 Employed
  44. Nebraska Civil Engineering Schools4,037 Employed
  45. Nebraska Political Science Schools4,029 Employed
  46. Nebraska Human Resources Schools3,685 Employed
  47. Nebraska Human Services Schools3,672 Employed
  48. Nebraska International Business Schools3,665 Employed
  49. Nebraska Theology Schools3,650 Employed
  50. Nebraska Sports Medicine Schools3,482 Employed
  51. Nebraska Radiology Technology Schools3,267 Employed
  52. Nebraska Electrical Engineering Schools3,265 Employed
  53. Nebraska Drafting Schools3,122 Employed
  54. Nebraska Biochemistry Schools3,080 Employed
  55. Nebraska Fire Science Schools2,870 Employed
  56. Nebraska Healthcare Administration Schools2,559 Employed
  57. Nebraska Social Work Schools2,515 Employed
  58. Nebraska Graphic Design Schools2,435 Employed
  59. Nebraska Physical Therapy Schools2,385 Employed
  60. Nebraska Computer Science Schools2,382 Employed
  61. Nebraska Dental Hygienist Schools2,325 Employed
  62. Nebraska Film Schools2,191 Employed
  63. Nebraska Video Production Schools2,191 Employed
  64. Nebraska Computer Engineering Schools2,187 Employed
  65. Nebraska School Psychology Schools2,187 Employed
  66. Nebraska Biomedical Engineering Schools2,089 Employed
  67. Nebraska Organizational Psychology Schools2,037 Employed
  68. Nebraska Paralegal Schools1,863 Employed
  69. Nebraska Public Relations Schools1,766 Employed
  70. Nebraska Mechanical Engineering Schools1,743 Employed
  71. Nebraska Advertising Schools1,605 Employed
  72. Nebraska Forensic Science Schools1,579 Employed
  73. Nebraska Culinary Schools1,567 Employed
  74. Nebraska Business Management Schools1,527 Employed
  75. Nebraska Public Administration Schools1,511 Employed
  76. Nebraska Hospitality Schools1,447 Employed
  77. Nebraska Fashion Design Schools1,418 Employed
  78. Nebraska Risk Management Schools1,418 Employed
  79. Nebraska Early Childhood Education Schools1,340 Employed
  80. Nebraska Respiratory Therapy Schools1,340 Employed
  81. Nebraska Small Business Schools1,211 Employed
  82. Nebraska Sonography Schools1,208 Employed
  83. Nebraska Ultrasound Technology Schools1,208 Employed
  84. Nebraska Physician Assistant Schools1,159 Employed
  85. Nebraska X Ray Technician Schools1,154 Employed
  86. Nebraska Sports Management Schools1,127 Employed
  87. Nebraska Computer Programming Schools1,127 Employed
  88. Nebraska Property Management Schools1,094 Employed
  89. Nebraska Occupational Therapy Schools904 Employed
  90. Nebraska Computer Networking Schools892 Employed
  91. Nebraska Gerontology Schools870 Employed
  92. Nebraska Creative Writing Schools841 Employed
  93. Nebraska Surgical Technology Schools820 Employed
  94. Nebraska Web Design Schools802 Employed
  95. Nebraska Web Development Schools786 Employed
  96. Nebraska Homeland Security Schools773 Employed
  97. Nebraska Interior Design Schools773 Employed
  98. Nebraska Software Engineering Schools769 Employed
  99. Nebraska Health Information Schools575 Employed
  100. Nebraska Healthcare Management Schools501 Employed
  101. Nebraska Physical Therapy Assistant Schools464 Employed
  102. Nebraska Medical Coding Schools334 Employed
  103. Nebraska Music Production Schools325 Employed
  104. Nebraska Forestry Schools209 Employed
  105. Nebraska Ministry Schools160 Employed
  106. Nebraska Health Information Management Schools72 Employed
  107. Nebraska Christian Counseling Schools59 Employed
  108. Nebraska Animation Schools29 Employed
  109. Nebraska Computer Animation Schools29 Employed
  110. Nebraska Video Game Design Schools29 Employed
  111. Nebraska Carpentry Schools11 Employed

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