EDUCATION

A world of opportunity awaits.

We are home to award-winning schools and nationally-recognized universities. Innovation and experience work in collaboration, improving education for students of all ages. To them we say: Study hard, engage your brain, dream big and go for it – no coasting allowed.

STUDY HARD. Our K-12 landscape, which spans six counties, encompasses more than 300 public and private educational institutions, including a diverse population of magnet schools that focuses on targeted subjects (e.g., engineering, math, or music and media technology).

ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN. We consistently rank among the leading states in the national percentage of high school graduates, which means employers have the benefit of drawing from well-educated workforce.

DREAM BIG. Situated between high school and a fulfilling career, tomorrow’s workforce will discover a higher education landscape that includes some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities and two internationally recognized medical schools – the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center.

More than 90 percent of adults 25 years of age and older are high school graduates. (National average is 88 percent.)

 

We outperform the national average with 31 percent of adults achieving a bachelor’s degree or higher compared to 28.9 percent nationally.

Source: Statebook International, U.S. Census Bureau

 

Ranked #1 – Best Cities for College Graduates to Start Their Careers (ZipRecruiter – 2018)

LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Regional K-12 School Districts

Parent’s want quality choices for education – and we pass the test.

Higher Education

We are home to some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities, as well as, two internationally recognized medical schools.

CODE SCHOOLS

Interface Web School

Transforming students with no computer science background into junior web developers in just 10 weeks.

Girls Who Code

A national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology.

WE DON’T COAST. WE INSPIRE.

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