Area Facts

Area Facts : Schools

Columbus is proud of its quality education. We offer diverse choices, from kindergarten through the master's degree level courses.

Bachelor degree completion is available through Wayne State College, Concordia University, Bellevue University, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney who bring their programs to Columbus. Master degree programs are also available through the University of Nebraska-Omaha and via distance education through the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

ACT scores of Columbus students are higher than the national average. According to 2010 statistics:
Columbus Public21.4
Columbus Catholic24.4
National average21.1

We invite you to learn more about our community's schools by visiting their home pages:
Columbus Public Schools
Lakeview Community Schools

Columbus Catholic Schools

Lutheran Schools

Christian Schools


Many four-year institutions are located within 90 minutes of Columbus. Those include:

Day Care and Preschools

For a listing of local day care and preschools, contact HHS at 564-1113.


Educational Service Unit No. 7, (402) 564-6885, is headquartered in Columbus. They serve schools in seven counties with special cooperative programs and services.

Sylvan Learning Center, 2620 23 Street - (402) 564-2862. Sylvan is the number one educational and testing service for families, schools and industries. The Columbus center serves students age four through adulthood.