University of Nebraska

14th and R St, Lincoln, NE 68588

School Details

The University of Nebraska is a four-year, not-for-profit public university. The Lincoln campus, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, was chartered by the legislature in 1869 as a land-grant university. The Lincoln campus is the flagship campus for the University of Nebraska system, which offers other campuses in Omaha, Kearney, as well as the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide program. Since 1909, the University of Nebraska has offered distance education opportunities to individuals with a lack of local options for education. The paper-based correspondence courses of the 20th Century eventually evolved into the online distance education programs of today. The University of Nebraska Online Worldwide connects the programs offered by the University of Nebraska with students all over the world.

The University of Nebraska Online and all the University of Nebraska programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is part of the North Central Association of Colleges. Some of the programs offered are also accredited by specific organizations, such as the American Library Association, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation. The Online Worldwide division offers more than 120 online degrees, certificates, and endorsement programs. These programs are in areas of study such as: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Interior Design, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences, General Studies, Humanities and Arts, Journalism and Communication, Law, Library Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences, Public Administration and Community Services, and Social Sciences.

The mission of the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide is “to help individuals transform their lives through quality education by broadening access to the University of Nebraska’s best academic programs, faculty and student support services for Nebraskans, and students throughout the world”. Students who graduate from a Nebraska Online Worldwide program receive a University of Nebraska degree that is identical to that of a non-online graduate. Online Worldwide offers library services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, technical support, financial aid advisors, and many other professionals who aim to help students achieve their educational and vocational goals. It is important to note that courses are presented in many different multimedia formats and that technology requirements for students can vary from campus to campus. Students have access to University of Nebraska computer laboratories and library computers as well. The technological requirements are vital to a student’s success and ability to work, learn, and to complete assignments.

Applying for admission to a University of Nebraska Online Worldwide program is a streamlined process. After a student has chosen a program of study, they are assigned to an appropriate “home campus”, which may be the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Omaha, or other campuses. A prospective student then applies to that specific campus. Students may, in the course of their studies, take courses through different campuses, however they will always be considered part of their “home campus”. Generally, the admissions requirements include: a completed application, $45 fee, all official transcripts from previous academic work, and proof of English proficiency when appropriate. Some programs have more admissions requirements that may include professional resumes, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. It is important to note that individuals who live in the states of Arkansas, Minnesota, and Oregon are not eligible for admission to any University of Nebraska distance learning opportunity.

Because online students are considered part of their “home campus”, their financial aid and costs are specific to that campus. However, there may be some additional fees, such as the distance education fee, the technology fee, and the library fee. 

The University of Nebraska offers grants and scholarships to students who have financial needs. This includes federal grants, Pell Grants, and other kinds of federal aid. Students may also acquire state and local government grants and scholarships, institutional grants and scholarships, as well as private and federal student loans. The University of Nebraska Online Worldwide offers military, veterans, and dependents enrollment advisement, tuition assistance, veterans benefits, and other services. This includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, Got Your 6 program, Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding, and others. Students who are enrolled in a degree program, are taking at least 6 credits per semester, and who meet all other federal requirements may be eligible for receiving federal financial aid.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has a student population of 7,199. Of that number, 5,648 are undergraduate. The student to teacher ratio is 16:1. The University of Nebraska at Omaha has a student population of 14,786; 12,136 are undergraduate students. The student to teacher ratio is 17:1. The Medical Center enrolls 3,655; 853 are undergraduate students. The student to teacher ratio is 3:1. Finally, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln has a student population of 24,207; 19,103 of those students are undergraduate. This campus has a student to teacher ratio of 20:1.

Accreditation

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Restrictions:

Individuals in Arkansas, Minnesota, and Oregon are not eligible for admission to any University of Nebraska distance learning opportunity. 

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School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
  • Geographic Restrictions:

    Individuals in Arkansas, Minnesota, and Oregon are not eligible for admission to any University of Nebraska distance learning opportunity. 

  • Total Enrollments:
    25,006
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    6,226
  • Percent Admitted:
    76%
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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