Make A Commitment
Commit to Complete is brought to you by the Office of the Governor, Nebraska's public colleges and universities, the Nebraska Department of Education and the Chambers of Commerce to help college students graduate sooner and with less student debt. By following the steps below, students will be able to get their degrees faster, save money and get their lives started.
It all starts with a trip to an advisor. They’ll discuss course needs, work with students to create a Commit to Complete plan and help keep them on track.
The academic plan will include a course map, credit hour planning that fits the student’s lifestyle and recommendations for utilizing campus resources.
After students create their plan, they’ll need to work hard to stay on track. They can do this by meeting with their advisor regularly, taking advantage of campus resources and getting involved in their major.
If students follow these steps, they’ll be able to graduate sooner with job-ready knowledge, skills and experience—and far less debt.
Committed to Our Students
With over 99,000 students across 14 institutions, Nebraska's public two- and four-year colleges and universities pledge to support all of their students who choose to Commit to Complete. By providing additional resources, assistance from advisors and ongoing tips and recommendations, we hope to improve graduation timelines while decreasing the amount of student debt.
"I encourage Nebraska’s college and university students to commit to complete their degrees on time. By staying on schedule, students increase their likelihood of getting a degree, limit their debt and accelerate their transition into a rewarding job upon graduation."
Governor Pete Ricketts
State of Nebraska
"I'm pleased to join my colleagues in the public and private sectors in sending a strong message to students, families and the people of Nebraska that we care about our young people, we want them here and we want them to be successful."
Dr. Susan Fritz
University of Nebraska
"Time can be the biggest enemy for students, and the Nebraska State College System is invested in student success strategies to ensure on-time degree completion."
Dr. Paul Turman
Nebraska State College System
"At any one of Nebraska’s community colleges completion may mean an Associate Degree; or, it may mean completing a program of study which ends in having earned a credential or certificate. Regardless of the path chosen, the value is in completion."
Nebraska Community College Association
"This project is about helping students get to the finish line. When students achieve their goals, the whole state wins."
Metropolitan Community College
"The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to help students, families and schools understand that completing two- and four-year degree programs on time help save financial resources and launch graduates to the next step for success in career and life."
Dr. Matt Blomstedt
Commissioner of Education
Nebraska Department of Education
"Nebraska's success depends on our ability to produce more college graduates to meet the urgent needs of businesses across our state. We applaud our university, state colleges and community colleges for working together to build our workforce and advance Governor Ricketts' goals for growth."
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
"Commit to Complete is a worthy initiative that sends the right message to students and families, elected leadership, and the business community which depends on our colleges and universities for continued growth."
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
"Our diverse and talented students are a community treasure. Commit to Complete means students can move toward job-readiness with efficiency, bolstering our local workforce with innovative graduates ready to grow their careers right here."
President and CEO
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
"If we want Nebraska to remain competitive, we need to produce more college graduates in every corner of the state...the Kearney Chamber is proud to support this effort along with our fellow business partners, higher education colleagues and Governor Ricketts."
President and CEO
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
"I am so pleased to see the growing statewide momentum behind Commit to Complete, a program that speaks to the heart of our educational missions at UNO and UNMC. We want all our students to know that they have the support they need to achieve their academic goals, attain a rewarding career and become engaged leaders in their workplace and communities."
Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.
University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Affordability is a primary factor in a student’s selection of a college or university. Focusing on the most direct pathway to completion—by following the steps outlined in this project—is a way for students to control their costs as we continue to work to keep tuition as low as possible."