University of Nebraska, Omaha

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General Information

The University of Nebraska Omaha
(affectionately known as UNO) is a vibrant, exciting university with a
welcoming student body. It is a national leader in distance learning
and military friendliness, illustrating its commitment to making
educational excellence accessible to students of all types. Whether
your interests include the fine arts, urban planning, an MBA, or
joining the award-winning Mavericks hockey team, you are sure to find
plenty to enjoy and learn at UNO.

UNO is a member of the University of Nebraska system, which also
includes three other campuses: Kearney, Lincoln, and the Medical
Center. Cooperation between the four campuses benefits students and
makes additional distance learning possibilities available. Choose to
live in one of the five residence complexes on campus, or earn your
degree at home with one of UNO's highly developed online degree

Admissions Information

UNO requires SAT/ACT scores, a high school transcript, and a $45.00 fee
for application. The school accepts about 84 percent of applicants, and
provides specialized admissions information for military members, adult
students, transfers, and other non-traditional students. Once the
admissions process has begun, applicants can check their status online.

College Majors

UNO offers majors in the following categories:

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Communication, Fine Arts, and Media
  • Education
  • Information Science & Technology
  • Public Affairs
  • Community Service
  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Freshmen at UNO can choose from the following bachelor-€™s degree programs:
  • African-American Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Fine/Studio Arts
  • Music
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Accounting
  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Business – General
  • Investments/Securities
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business Administration
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communications/Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Computer Science
  • Education of Speech Impaired
  • Elementary Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering – General
  • Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Construction/Building Technologies
  • Industrial Technology
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language & Literature – General
  • Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Family Resource Management Studies
  • Family/Consumer Sciences – General
  • Human Sciences Communication
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Community Health Services
  • Health System Administration
  • Premedicine
  • History
  • General Studies
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Gerontology
  • Global Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Cartography
  • Geography
  • Political Science/Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Air Transportation
  • Aviation Management

Graduate Programs
Master's and Doctoral degrees are available in these fields, plus others:

  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Special Education
  • Theatre
  • Urban Studies

In addition, students can earn their certifications in:

  • Advanced Writing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Gerontology
  • Human Resources Training
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Technical Communication

Online Programs

UNO is widely known for its highly developed distance education
program the U.S. News & World Report ranks its online bachelor's
degree program #11 in the nation. Military personnel, adult students,
and others who can not live on campus can earn a degree from UNO in the
comfort and convenience of their own home. There are more than 40 areas
of study available at the bachelor's degree level, and master's degree
programs include:

Social Gerontology
Political Science
Special Education
Public Administration


UNO has been nationally recognized as one of the country's top schools
for community involvement. In addition, the school is proud to be
consistently ranked as one of the most military-friendly universities.
The Military Times declares UNO to be the best public college in the
nation for veterans of the military. The distance learning program is
one of the best in the nation, and the school is dedicated to improving
it even further.


The North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission
provides accreditation for the University of Nebraska system.
Individual degree programs are accredited by organizations such as the
National Association of Schools of Music, Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology, and National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education.


UNO students receive education through its six colleges:

Arts & Sciences
Business Administration
Communication, Fine Arts, and Media
Information Science & Technology
Public Affairs & Community Service

Financial Aid

A number of scholarships are available for Nebraska residents,
veterans, and other specific groups. In addition, all students are
welcome to apply for federal grants, loans, and scholarships. On-campus
student employment is a possibility, as well as graduate assistantships
and study grants for master's and doctoral level students. The
financial aid office is prepared to assist students make an education
at UNO affordable.

Library System

The Criss Library serves the student and faculty of UNO with course
reserves, special collection, online resources, and other educational
tools. Interlibrary loan and technology services are also available
through the library.


Students have the opportunity to compete in multiple NCAA Division I
sports, from baseball and softball to tennis. The Mavericks boast the
state's only hockey team in Division I, which consistently earns
national recognition for its high quality.

Student Housing

Five housing complexes are available for the students of UNO. The
school does not have a campus residence requirement, but does encourage
students to live on campus in order to streamline and enhance their
college experience. Immersion in the many organizations, activities,
and academic pursuits of campus life helps students go beyond the
classroom to gain an appreciation of all that UNO has to offer.
Twelve-month and nine-month contracts are available for housing, as are
meal plans. UNO also has a program to help students find affordable,
high quality off-campus housing.

General Information

Admission Office

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182-0005

(402) 554-2393

(800) 585-8648

Fax: (402) 554-3472

Contact: Jolene Adams

Director of Admissions
Main Address

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182

(402) 554-2800

Total undergrads: 11,327

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,816

Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,069

Graduate enrollment: 2,886


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 84%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Stringed Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bioinformatics B
Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Development C
Investments/Securities B
Management Information Systems B,C
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B


Architectural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B,C
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family Resource Management Studies B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Human Sciences Communication B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services B
Health System Administration B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B

Library Science

Library Science B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology B
Global Studies B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Cartography C
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B,C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the
accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to
change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions

University of Nebraska at Omaha Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(402) 554-2800
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:6001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182-0225
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:15,627
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):42%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,734 (49% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,204
Out-of-state Tuition:$19,124
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,412

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Nebraska at Omaha Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences41
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2152
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs51
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services9541
English Language and Literature/Letters222
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs41
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service311
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies262
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies311
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2321
Social Sciences255
Transportation and Materials Moving2
Visual and Performing Arts122
Grand total2394386

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences31
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Grand total2147

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Nebraska at Omaha and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,080

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,65985%
Grant or scholarship aid1,15659%$6,412
Student loan aid78640%$5,276

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,44960%$7,970
Federal student loans5,09041%$6,440

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Nebraska at Omaha. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Nebraska at Omaha students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants5,5492,5183,031
Percent admitted100%84%88%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%37%37%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Nebraska at Omaha Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment15,627
Undergraduate enrollment12,536
Graduate enrollment3,091

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Nebraska at Omaha Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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