Nebraska Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Nebraska that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, NE is the two-letter abbreviation of Nebraska.

Chadron State College
Graduate School Admissions
Chadron, NE 69337-2690
(308) 432-6000
http:// www.

Concordia College
800 North Columbia Avenue
Seward, NE 68434
(402) 643-7377
http:// www.

Creighton University
Graduate School Admissions
2500 California
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2870

University of Nebraska—Lincoln
14 th and R Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-2878

University of Nebraska—
905 West 25th
Kearney, NE 68849-0661
(308) 865-8500
http:// www. betty_boop. unk. edu

University of Nebraska—Omaha
60 th and Dodge Streets
Omaha, NE 68182-0005
(402) 554–2393
http://www. unomaha. edu/

Nebraska State Overview

Ñí Brásge is what the Otoe – speaking Sioux Indians said when they spoke of the “shallow water”, namely the Platte River . That approximately 500-kilometer-long western tributary of the Missouri River. Much of the rivers of the “Great Plains” of Nebraska and the eastern Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming drain via the Platte River. This river was particularly important for the western expansion of the United States. Several westbound routes that the settlers took, such as the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail , passed along it.

French trappers and fur hunters (trappers) also called the Platte River “Nebraska River” in the 18th century.

The country was formerly known as the “Great American Desert”. In colonial times, the term “desert” was used to describe treeless and uninhabited landscapes. It didn’t matter whether it was a dry area or not. It was simply assumed that where no trees grew, no land cultivation was possible. The region was mainly grassland and steppe.

According to today’s understanding, the area is no longer referred to as a “desert”. Rather, thanks to artificial irrigation systems, Nebraska is now one of the leading states in the USA in which agriculture and animal husbandry are practiced.

Nebraska was part of the so-called “Louisiana Purchase” of 1803, in which the Americans bought territory from the French, stretching from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

With the “Kansas-Nebraska Act” of May 30, 1854, the “Kansas Territory” and the “Nebraska Territory” were established, and in the early 1860s the first large wave of “homesteaders” poured into the country. Under the Homestead Act, anyone who had never taken up arms against the US government (including freed slaves) could apply for 600 acres of land outside of the original 13 colonies. The prerequisite was that the land was cultivated and improved.

On March 1, 1867, shortly after the end of the American Civil War, Nebraska became the 37th American state.

  • Provides list of counties in Nebraska in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.

Geographical location

Nebraska is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa to the east, and Missouri to the southeast. Kansas is to the south, Colorado to the southwest, and Wyoming to the west.

The state spans two time zones. The eastern part is in the “Central Time Zone” and the west is in “Mountain Time”.

Capital city: Lincoln
Largest metropolis: Omaha
Nickname: Cornhusker State
Motto: Equality before the law