The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Christian colleges in Nebraska to save you the search.
Searching for the best Christian colleges in Nebraska can involve a fair bit of research with a number of options across the state. According to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the religious composition of Christian adults in the state is 75 percent. Nebraska’s Christian higher learning landscape includes colleges and universities with varying degrees of religious study, as well as dedicated Bible colleges for a scripture-first approach.
Choosing the institution that is right for you will largely depend on your spiritual and educational goals. It’s with this in mind that our editors assembled this list of the best Christian colleges in Nebraska to consider. Each entry includes the school’s location and a brief “From the institution” description to give you a high-level overview of the college and save you time. Simply click the college name or logo to go direct to the institution’s website if you want to learn more.
Note: The best Christian colleges in Nebraska are ranked in alphabetical order.
The Best Christian Colleges in Nebraska
Location: Omaha, NE
From the institution: “College of Saint Mary, grounded in the rich history and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy, provides a solid foundation for students, faculty and staff to grow and develop in an atmosphere rich in gospel values. The passion of Catherine McAuley and the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy invites all at College of Saint Mary to actively witness justice and mercy through compassionate service to those in need, especially women and children.”
Location: Seward, NE
From the institution: “Concordia promises students a Christian community—a supportive environment where staff, faculty and peers in leadership understand the meaning of God’s grace and unconditional love while they also provide thoughtful guidance and mentoring. Here students will have friends, professors and mentors in their life whose faith is important in their own lives and community. Many will become lifelong friends and colleagues in their professional network.”
Location: Omaha, NE
From the institution: “Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. As Catholic, Creighton is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in all its forms and is guided by the living tradition of the Catholic Church. As Jesuit, Creighton participates in the tradition of the Society of Jesus, which provides an integrating vision of the world that arises out of a knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.”
Location: Freemont, NE
From the institution: “Midland University’s history is rooted in multiple institutions, each of which has left its mark on the school and on its mascot. Midland College was first located in Atchison, Kansas, where it was founded by German and Swedish immigrants. Midland University is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We hold the following core values to be the foundation of our identity as a community.”
Location: Gering, NE
From the institution: “Summit Christian College, an institution of higher learning, educates leaders for Christian service. Summit Christian College exists to support the churches’ efforts to create an ongoing, ever increasing stream of well-prepared, well-educated Christian leaders who are ready and able to pursue the high call of Christian service wherever our Lord may lead. We believe the entire Bible to be the uniquely inspired, authoritative Word of God. Consequently, we believe that no man-made creed or statement of faith can fully express all the truths of the Bible, and therefore should not be made binding on God’s people.”
Location: Lincoln, NE
From the institution: “Founded in 1891 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Union College encourages students from all faith backgrounds to find their God-designed potential for leadership, scholarship and service. At Union, students develop spiritual and professional gifts; find professors who care for and respect the individual; and seize opportunities to create, learn and connect. An accredited, comprehensive college, Union offers active learning in a vibrant Christian atmosphere where students connect the classroom and their world.”
Location: York, NE
From the institution: “The mission of York College is to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family and society. York College exists to support God’s transformational work in the lives of people. Curricular and co-curricular programs and experiences intend to lead the entire community to a positive expression of spiritual values.”