Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has five engineering schools within its city limits. University of Nebraska at Omaha, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 14,620. It is the 2162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about engineering programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at University of Nebraska at Omaha such as Stuart Bernstein, Herb Detloff, and Roger Sash.
Engineering students from Omaha schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 5 engineering schools in Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Omaha comes out as the most expensive ($22,177/yr) for engineering students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|