University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,560
2.86% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,093
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.29%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.2%
16,829 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
25,390
85.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
68.7%
2,693 Graduates

About

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, NE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Nebraska-Lincoln were General Business Administration & Management (299 degrees awarded), General Psychology (242 degrees), and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (231 degrees).

In 2019, 6,266 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 50% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,615 degrees), 16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (289 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $7,560, which is $−20,940 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $7,560, which is $−20,940 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,093.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,560
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was $7,560. The cost of tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $−20,940 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,093
2019 Value
1.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,093. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Nebraska-Lincoln grew by 1.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,430
Room and Board
$1,016
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was of $11,430 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,016. The cost of room and board increased by 5.98% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.05% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.03% with respect to 2018, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.29%
2017 Default Rate
168
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was 4.29%, which represents 168 out of the 3915 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Nebraska-Lincoln received 16,829 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 12.5% annual growth. Out of those 16,829 applicants, 13,165 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.2% acceptance rate.

There were 25,390 students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an overall enrollment yield of 36.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13,165
Accepted Out of 16,829

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln was 78.2% (13,165 admissions from 16,829 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 79.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 12.5%, while admissions grew by 10.6%.

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage
591
Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a total enrollment of 25,390 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 21,772 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,618. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73% White, 6.73% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 2.63% Black or African American, 0.248% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0551% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38.3%), followed by White Female (36.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,390 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 21,772 and the part-time enrollment is 3,618. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,545
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,708
  3. Two or More Races
    758

The enrolled student population at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 73% White, 6.73% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 2.63% Black or African American, 0.248% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0551% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 367 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 6 more women than men received degrees from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is white (4,615 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (289 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is General Business Administration & Management (299 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (242 degrees) and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (231 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (544 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (416 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (118 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Other managers (180,451 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (107,105 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (105,453 people), Marketing managers (81,148 people), and Chief executives & legislators (69,606 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (544 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (416 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (118 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (127 degrees), and Communications (406 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (544 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (416 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (118 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (127 degrees), and Communications (406 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Elementary & secondary schools (268,506 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,378 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (173,400 people), Construction (114,709 people), and Computer Systems Design (111,828 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (544 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (416 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (118 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (127 degrees), and Communications (406 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Most Common
  1. 299 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 242 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 231 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was General Business Administration & Management with 299 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,130
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,136
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,130 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which is 0.998 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,136).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 283 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.1 times more than the 135 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 203 degrees were awarded to women at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in General Psychology, which is 3.12 times more than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from University of Nebraska-Lincoln completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is Female and White (75.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.6% of graduates (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,615 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    289 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is white (4,615 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (289 degrees).

1.77% of degree recipients (111 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,336 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,279 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is white female (2,336 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,279 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an endowment valued at nearly $1.31B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.2M (1.24%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a total salary expenditure of $1.1B. University of Nebraska-Lincoln employs 446 Professors, 339 Associate professors, and 275 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Male Professors (348), Male Associate professors(215), and Male Assistant professors (162).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are: Office and Administrative Support, with 699 employees, Management, with 628 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 627 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.31B
2019 Endowment
28.2%
growth from 2018

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an endowment valued at about $1.31B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nebraska-Lincoln grew 28.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $998M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $144M - Federal
  2. $7.43M - State
  3. $1.59M - Local

As of 2019, University of Nebraska-Lincoln received $144M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.43M from state grants and contracts, and $1.59M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$483M
2019 Salaries
0.129%
decline from 2018

In 2019, University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid a median of $483M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($1.1B) and a 0.129% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.38% growth from 2017 and a 5.24% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$142M
Instructional Salaries
1,333
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid a total of $142M to 1,333 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
446 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
699 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln were Professor with 446 employees; Associate professor with 339 employees; and Associate professor with 275 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln were Office and Administrative Support with 699 employees; Management with 628 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 627 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was Male Professor with 348 employees, Male Associate professor with 215 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 162 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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