NEW! NSWERS ACT and College Going in Nebraska Story
The ACT, renowned for its assessment of academic preparedness for college, serves as Nebraska’s eleventh grade statewide assessment. This research reveals a critical link between the ACT scores of Nebraska public students and the decision to pursue higher education. The choices made by these students, informed by their ACT scores, not only shape their personal futures but also hold implications for educational strategies, workforce development, and policymaking within the state.
NSWERS' 2024 Dual Enrollment Special Report
Dual enrollment is an important way to expand educational opportunities, both at the high school and postsecondary levels. This report highlights the differences between Nebraska students who participate in dual enrollment and those who do not. In Nebraska, dual enrollment is associated with positive academic outcomes including higher graduation rates in high school, higher levels of college enrollment and persistence, higher GPAs, and higher college graduation rates.
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Integrating Data Over Time

The Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System, or NSWERS, is a state-of-the-art data system that promotes a strong economy, good jobs, growing business, and thriving communities. NSWERS is unique, the only resource in the state that integrates education and workforce data over time, from preschool to grade 12, through college, and into work, creating a holistic view of the learning and earning journey.

Supporting Decision Making

NSWERS is focused on the development of products and services that best support decision making and decision makers. For the first time in our state’s history, we have integrated education and workforce data to answer the big and bold questions facing Nebraska today.

Questions like:

  • How many high school graduates go on to college?
  • Are students ready to work when they graduate?
  • How long does it take graduates to find a good job?
  • Do they stay and work in Nebraska?

Partnering with Education & Workforce

NSWERS is a one-of-a-kind partnership between Nebraska’s learning and earning systems. Partners include the Nebraska Department of Education, all six Nebraska Community Colleges, the Nebraska State College System, and the University of Nebraska System. The Nebraska Department of Labor provides the connection from education into employment.

Improving Programs in Nebraska

NSWERS collects and analyzes data that drives real change. Partners, policymakers, and researchers access this information to help make informed decisions that will improve education and workforce programs in the state.

With NSWERS, there are answers for every Nebraskan.