North Platte, NE Colleges

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North Platte

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. It is located in the southwestern part of the state, along Interstate 80, at the confluence of the North and South Platte Rivers forming the Platte River. The population was 24,733 at the 2010 census.

North Platte is a railroad town; Union Pacific Railroad's large Bailey Yard is located within the city. Today, North Platte is served only by freight trains, but during World War II the city was famous for the North Platte Canteen. Tens of thousands of volunteers from North Platte and surrounding towns met the troop trains passing through North Platte, offering coffee, sandwiches and hospitality.

North Platte is the principal city of the North Platte Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Lincoln, Logan, and McPherson counties.

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Schools in and around North Platte, NE

Name
Mid-Plains Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,880 average out-state tuition; $2,200 average in-state tuition
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,046 average out-state tuition; $4,023 average in-state tuition
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Four or more years; Public; $10,350 average out-state tuition; $5,048 average in-state tuition
Colby Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,488 average out-state tuition; $1,824 average in-state tuition
Central Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,510 average out-state tuition; $2,340 average in-state tuition
Hastings College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $22,784 average out-state tuition; $22,784 average in-state tuition
Northeastern Junior College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,336 average out-state tuition; $2,540 average in-state tuition

North Platte, NE Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017