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 1,100
  • Accredited, private not-for-profit nursing and healthcare college offering certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees to prepare students to be successful for a changing future

Student Success Outcomes

2016 Full-time, First-time Degree-Seeking Student Retention Rate was 75%

2008 Student Completion Rates


6-Year Award Rate 8-Year Award Rate
Full-time, First-time 52% 52%
Part-time, First-time N/A N/A
Full-time, Non-first-time 77% 77%
Part-time, Non-first-time 68% 68%

2010 Full-time, First-time Cohort Student Completion Rates:

  • Total overall completion rate is 59%
  • Completion rate for students pursuing Bachelor's Degrees is 60%
  • The 4-year average Student-Right-to-Know completion rate calculation is 67%

More NMC student outcomes data are available through the College Navigator website.


  • 90% of instructors have advanced or terminal degree and certifications within their field of expertise
  • Practical-based healthcare curriculum with Liberal Arts - based foundation to provide more rounded experience and world view as educated citizens
  • 42 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 healthcare and healthcare 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
  • TRIO Student Support Services offer assistance specifically for first-generation college students seeking a bachelor's degree
  • Campus Health services with physician assistant on staff to ensure future healthcare professionals receive quality primary and preventive healthcare
  • 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
  • Tutoring and supplemental instruction to promote academic success
  • Disability support services and accommodations for student with disabilities
  • Campus activities planned throughout the year according to student interests

Service Committed

  • Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation (2015-20) recognized NMC's commitment to the local community
  • $1.3 million TRIO grant to initiate an Upward Bound Math and Science project exclusively with Benson High School students
  • $1.3 million grant award (over five years) to support TRIO Classic Upward Bound program that aims 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 current campus, opened in 2006, is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the center of the city. In 2016, NMC opened the 501 Center — a former medical office building at 501 N. 87 St. that the College renovated to include new labs and classrooms. 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 healthcare 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