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What is a community college?

Community colleges are primarily two-year public institutions providing higher education and granting certificates, diplomas and associate's degrees. They may also offer continuing and adult education. After graduating, students either join the workforce or transfer to a four-year liberal arts college or university for two to three years to complete a bachelor's degree.

Omaha Area Community College

Metropolitan Community College

What is a for-profit college?

Simply put, for-profit colleges and universities are operated by privately owned, profit-seeking organizations. Profits are returned to their investors, owners and shareholders. Generally, for-profit online universities and campus-based for-profit universities follow a business-model approach, with degree programs that may be more specialized or more focused on specific trades or vocations.

Omaha Area For-Profit Colleges

  • Kaplan University
  • University of Phoenix
  • Vatterott College
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Wright Career College
  • American National College

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