Facts at a Glance - Nebraska Methodist College

About NMC

  • Founded in 1891
  • Affiliation of the Nebraska Methodist Health System, one of the largest health systems in Nebraska
  • Student population of over 1,000
  • Accredited, private not-for-profit nursing and health care college offering certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees to prepare students to be successful for a changing future

Student Success Outcomes

  • 93% freshman retention success through a 'First Year Experience' semester-long transitional program
  • One of top two institutions noted for highest graduation rates among all public and private, four-year colleges in Nebraska (4 and 6-year graduation rates)
  • $2.8 million in scholarships and grants awarded to students annually
  • 2.0% and 3.5% student loan default rates (2-year rate and 3-year rate, respectively)
  • 98% job placement for students within 6 months of graduation
  • 83%-96% NCLEX (nursing licensing exam) pass rates for BSN nurses for the past four years
  • 90% or higher certification pass rates for students graduating from allied health programs
  • 9,000 annual enrollments for continuing education for health care professionals
  • 15 student organizations for students to meet new people, improve personal and professional skills, network with local and national professionals, and develop leadership skills
  • In compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as ammended, Nebraska Methodist College is pleased to report a 4-year graduation rate for bachelor's degree programs of 79% in 2011-2012. 

Academics

  • 90% of instructors have advanced or terminal degree and certifications within their field of expertise
  • Practical-based health care curriculum with Liberal Arts - based foundation to provide more rounded experience and world view as educated citizens
  • 22 certificate and degree programs offered on campus and online in nursing, allied health and health professions
  • 10 fully equipped, state-of-art laboratories for nursing and allied health programs enabling students to practice skills and establish patient care competencies
  • Study abroad trips for students to experience other cultures
  • Community and service learning opportunities for students to provide basic health care and health care education to underserved populations
  • Voting member in Council of Independent Colleges

Student Support

  • Student services office with programs and staff to assist students in defining, clarifying, and achieving educational and personal goals
  • Student advisors provide personalized attention to help guide each student in their course of study
  • Campus health services with nurse practitioner on staff to ensure future health care professionals receive quality primary and preventive health care
  • Full-time counselor to support students with test anxiety, stress management, time management, adjusting to college life, and other personal issues
  • Campus ministry to sponsor and support spiritual development
  • A writing center to support student competencies and abilities
  • Campus activities planned throughout the year according to student interests, including sports, musical, social and educational events

Service Committed

  • $1.25 million grant award to support Upward Bound program which attempts to increase rates at which its participants complete high school and transition to college
  • 1,700 hours of student-involved community service for the 2011 - 2012 academic year
  • 83% of student population participated in service-learning, community service, or community-based work in 2011-2012 academic year
  • Center for Health Partnerships operation of the Mobile Diabetes Unit in a partnership with Cosmopolitan International
    • Students from across all levels and programs provide diabetes screenings and education to underserved populations in Nebraska, with over 1,000 diabetes screenings in 2011-2012 academic year

Campus Facilities

The new, six-year old college campus is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the center of the city and housed on 7 acres in two buildings designed for health care education. The Alumni building and Professional Development division are located one-half block east of the main campus.  Parking is free for students, faculty, staff and guests on campus. 

  • John Moritz Library supports the teaching, learning, and research of students and faculty in health care education
  • On campus fitness center for students to work off test anxiety, work out and stay healthy
  • The Charlotte Schultz Learning Commons with a dedicated student center and study rooms
  • A full-service coffee bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner items  
  • Apartment style campus housing next to campus with secured access, laundry facilities, wireless internet access and swimming pool