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The Omaha area's colleges and universities

The Omaha area's colleges and universities

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Bellevue University

Locations: 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue; 2810 N. 118th St., Omaha

President: Mary Hawkins

Admissions: 402-293-2000 or 800-756-7920;

Curriculum: Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees within these areas of interest: business, management and leadership; science and information technology; health care, nursing and human services; public service, safety, security and intelligence; education and training; human capital; and arts and humanities. Offers pre-professional degrees in medicine, health and law. Provides training, certification and continuing education programs.

Buena Vista University

2700 College Road, Council Bluffs

President: Joshua D. Merchant

Information: 712-749-1990;

Curriculum: Graduate and professional studies. The Council Bluffs campus is at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road (Ashley Hall, Room 149). All associate degree credits from IWCC transfer to Buena Vista and apply to a bachelor’s degree. Buena Vista offers more than 45 areas of study in a blended format, combining evening classroom instruction with online instruction and immediate practical application in a work setting. Some majors are offered entirely online.

Clarkson College

101 S. 42nd St.

Admissions: 402-552-3100;

Interim President: Aubray Orduña

Curriculum: Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, and postgraduate certificates. Certificate and degree opportunities in the fields of nursing, health care business, community health, health education leadership, health information management, physical therapist assistant, radiography, medical imaging, imaging informatics and professional development. The first college of nursing in Nebraska, established more than 125 years ago. Offers early hands-on learning experiences in on-campus labs and at local clinical sites.

College of St. Mary

7000 Mercy Road

President: Maryanne Stevens

Admissions: 402-399-2355 or 800-926-5534;

Curriculum: Associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Choose from 25 undergraduate programs, including nursing, occupational therapy, education, business analytics and strategic communication, legal studies and physician assistant studies. The region’s only women’s college.

Creighton University

2500 California Plaza

President: Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson

Admissions: 402-280-2703 or 800-282-5835;

Curriculum: The Jesuit university offers curriculum through nine schools and colleges. They are the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Professional Studies, Graduate School, Heider College of Business, School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine, and the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Online programs and distance learning. Teaching hospital is Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy along with the Creighton University Medical Center-University Campus at 2412 Cuming St. Residents and fellows also serve patients at other CHI Health hospitals in Omaha and at the VA Medical Center in Omaha. The university also plans to expand its health sciences programs into a Phoenix, Arizona, campus that will include a four-year medical school, nursing school, occupational and physical therapy schools, and physician assistant and emergency medical programs.

Doane University

4020 S. 147th St.

President: Jacque Carter

Admissions: 402-891-6600 or 855-513-0248;

Curriculum: The Omaha campus of this Crete-based university offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Bachelor’s degrees available include criminal justice, business and accounting, nursing, graphic design and public administration. Master’s degrees available in counseling and management. Several graduate programs in education.

Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Road, Council Bluffs

President: Dan Kinney

Admissions: 712-325-3277 or 800-432-5852;

Curriculum: Two-year college with transfer programs. More than 80 areas of study, including engineering technologies, computers, health care and human services. Features residence halls, men’s and women’s athletic teams, student music/theater performances and the alternative radio station 89.7 FM, the River.

Metropolitan Community College

Locations: Elkhorn Valley Campus, 204th Street and West Dodge Road; Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort Streets; South Omaha Campus, 2902 Edward “Babe” Gomez Ave.; Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road, La Vista; Applied Technology Center, 10407 State St.; Fremont Area Center, 835 N. Broad St., Fremont; MCC North Express, 2112 N. 30th St.; MCC South Express, 3002 S. 24th St.; and Offutt Air Force Base, 106 Peacekeeper Drive, Suite 806. Also operates Do Space, 7205 Dodge St.

President: Randy Schmailzl

Admissions: 531-622-2400;

Curriculum: Two-year college offers associate degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas, including business, information technology, culinary arts and management, horticulture, industrial technologies, liberal arts and nursing and allied health, with established transfer programs with regional colleges and universities. High school students earn college credit early with CollegeNOW! and other dual-enrollment programs. General support courses, classes for business and industry and continuing education courses also available. The college plans to expand auto mechanic and technician programs with a new building and automotive showroom.

Midland University

900 N. Clarkson St., Fremont

President: Jody Horner

Admissions: 402-941-6503 or 800-642-8382, ext. 6503;

Curriculum: Four-year liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, offering more than 30 majors and four graduate programs: master of business administration, master of athletic training, master of education and master of science in adult and organizational learning. Registered nurses can earn a bachelor’s degree through Midland’s online program. The MBA for Life program gives Midland MBA graduates access to elective courses tuition-free for life. The school also offers undergraduates a four-year graduation guarantee.

Nebraska Christian College

12550 S. 114th St., Papillion

President: John Derry

Admissions: 402-935-9400;

Curriculum: A campus of Hope International University. Offers six on-campus bachelor’s degrees: Christian ministry, family life and counseling, intercultural ministry, next generation ministry, pastoral ministry and worship ministry. In addition, students may live on campus and earn Hope International University degrees through a blend of on-site and online courses. These offerings are criminal justice, business administration, teacher prep and human development. Master’s degrees are offered online.

Nebraska Methodist College

720 N. 87th St.

President/CEO: Deb Carlson

Admissions: 402-354-7200 or 800-335-5510;

Curriculum: Nursing, allied health and health care management, offered on campus and online, with more than 40 programs for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates. Ten laboratories enable students to practice skills and establish patient care competencies. Affiliated with Methodist Health System and the United Methodist Church.

Nebraska Wesleyan University

14010 FNB Parkway

President: Fred Ohles; Darrin Good beginning July 1

Admissions: 402-827-3555;

Curriculum: The Omaha campus of the Lincoln-based university offers bachelor and graduate degree programs in accelerated formats. Take evening classes once or twice a week and complete a bachelor’s degree in business administration, nursing (RN, BSN), organizational communication and leadership, and social work.

NWU also offers the following graduate degrees: master of business administration, master of education, master of nursing, master of science in nursing/master of business administration joint degree, and the MSN to MBA Bridge for nurses who have an MSN with an emphasis in management or leadership.

University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge St.

Chancellor: Dr. Jeffrey Gold

Admissions: 402-554-2393,

Curriculum: There are more than 200 degree programs at the undergraduate level offered through UNO’s six colleges and partnerships with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Kearney. UNO also offers more than 70 graduate degrees and certificate programs. Being in the heart of the city, UNO students enjoy a high-quality education with hands-on experiences, internships, service learning, applied research and a variety of other activities that pair learning and engagement with the community.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

600 S. 42nd St.

Chancellor: Dr. Jeffrey Gold

Admissions: 402-559-4000;

Academics: Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health and Allied Health Professions, with Graduate Studies, residencies and post-doctoral research programs. Primary hospital affiliation is Nebraska Medicine. Nationally recognized programs include the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.


Capitol School of Hairstyling & Esthetics

10803 John Galt Blvd.

Board of directors: Judy McCaig and Scott McCaig

Admissions: 402-333-3329, ext. 223;

Curriculum: Two areas of focus are cosmetology and esthetics.

Creative Center College of Art & Design

10850 Emmet St.

President: Ray Dotzler

Admissions: 402-898-1000 or 888-898-1789;

Curriculum: Bachelor of fine arts degree and associate degree in graphic design.

Midwest School of Massage

6550 S. 84th St., Suite 400

Clinic director: Rosemary Bustillos

Admissions: 402-331-8383;

Curriculum: Classes to fulfill prelicensing requirements; technical, clinical and business skills for therapeutic massage practice.

Omaha School of Massage Therapy

5406 S. 99th St.

Director: Steve Carper

Admissions: 402-331-3694;

Curriculum: Various therapeutic massage and bodywork techniques, function/structure of the human body and development of professional habits. Prepares students for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board MBlex exam.

Xenon Academy

8516 Park Drive

Co-directors: Linda Pochop and Carol Dawson

Admissions: 402-718-9853 or 402-393-2933;

Curriculum: Fields of study are cosmetology and esthetics.

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