Nebraska residents pay up to 43 percent less to attend a Big Ten school than their counterparts in other states, according to a Higher Education Tribune’s analysis of in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in 10 Midwest states.
The Tribune compared in-state tuition at 115 schools. Seventy-nine are competitors in 10 athletic conferences, including five Division I schools, five Division II schools and one Division III school. Nebraska has schools in three of those conferences.
How does Nebraska's in-state tuition compare by athletic conference? Nebraskans pay…
- $6,521, or 43.3 percent, less to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Big Ten than Illinois residents pay to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the same league.
- $6,677, or 50.8 percent, less to attend Wayne State College in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference than Minnesota residents paid to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the same league.
- $499, or 6.8 percent less, to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference than Missouri residents paid to attend Northwest Missouri State University in the same league.
The Big Ten is a Division I conference that includes 14 members. The analysis includes 10 of those schools.
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Illinois||33,932||$15,058|
|University of Michigan- Ann Arbor||Michigan||28,983||$14,402|
|University of Minnesota- Twin Cities||Minnesota||34,870||$14,142|
|Michigan State University||Michigan||39,090||$14,062|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Wisconsin||30,958||$10,488|
|Indiana University- Bloomington||Indiana||39,184||$10,388|
|Ohio State University||Ohio||45,831||$10,037|
|University of Iowa||Iowa||24,476||$8,575|
|University of Nebraska- Lincoln||Nebraska||20,833||$8,537|
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference is a Division II conference with 16 members. The analysis includes nine of those schools.
|University of Minnesota- Duluth||Minnesota||9,967||$13,139|
|University of Minnesota- Crookston||Minnesota||2,676||$11,700|
|Winona State University||Minnesota||7,661||$9,075|
|Bemidji State University||Minnesota||4,808||$8,394|
|Southwest Minnesota State University||Minnesota||7,495||$8,347|
|Minnesota State University- Moorhead||Minnesota||5,205||$8,114|
|Saint Cloud State University||Minnesota||13,878||$7,910|
|Minnesota State University- Mankato||Minnesota||13,192||$7,858|
|Wayne State College||Nebraska||2,837||$6,462|
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a Division II conference with 14 members. The analysis includes five of those schools.
|Northwest Missouri State University||Missouri||5,628||$7,343|
|Missouri Western State University||Missouri||5,120||$7,330|
|University of Central Missouri||Missouri||9,786||$7,322|
|University of Nebraska- Kearney||Nebraska||5,056||$6,844|
|Missouri Southern State University||Missouri||6,231||$5,523|
Source for all: U.S. Department of Education