University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,770
2.78% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,341
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.28%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.7%
17,495 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
25,108
85.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
66.7%
2,739 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 (265 degrees awarded), General Finance (226 degrees), and General Psychology (220 degrees).

In 2020, 6,153 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 49.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,479 degrees), 13.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (323 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $7,770, which is $−20,859 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $7,770, which is $−20,859 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,341.

In 2020, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,770
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was $7,770. The cost of tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $−20,859 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,341
2020 Value
1.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,341. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Nebraska-Lincoln grew by 1.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,830
Room and Board
$1,044
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was of $11,830 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,044. The cost of room and board increased by 3.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.35% with respect to 2019, when 68% 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.
2.28%
2018 Default Rate
95
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was 2.28%, which represents 95 out of the 4175 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 17,495 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.96% annual growth. Out of those 17,495 applicants, 13,601 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.7% acceptance rate.

There were 25,108 students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an overall enrollment yield of 35.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
13,601
Accepted Out of 17,495

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln was 77.7% (13,601 admissions from 17,495 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 78.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.96%, while admissions grew by 3.31%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
460
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a total enrollment of 25,108 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 21,534 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,574. 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 73.5% White, 7.37% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Asian, 3.07% Two or More Races, 2.64% Black or African American, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0398% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38.2%), followed by White Female (37.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,108 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 21,534 and the part-time enrollment is 3,574. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2020 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,448
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,850
  3. Asian
    795

The enrolled student population at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 73.5% White, 7.37% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Asian, 3.07% Two or More Races, 2.64% Black or African American, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0398% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 420 students (1.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 41 fewer 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 (4,479 degrees awarded). There were 13.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (323 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is General Business Administration & Management (265 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (226 degrees) and General Psychology (220 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 (515 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (405 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (112 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 Software developers (408,447 people), Other managers (337,764 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (331,363 people), Civil engineers (272,294 people), and Mechanical engineers (201,420 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (515 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (405 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (112 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (114 degrees), and Engineering (683 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (515 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (405 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (112 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (114 degrees), and Engineering (683 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Architectural, engineering & related services (555,599 people), Computer Systems Design (418,440 people), Construction (326,850 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (220,312 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (193,046 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (515 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (405 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (112 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (114 degrees), and Engineering (683 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. 265 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 226 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 220 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was General Business Administration & Management with 265 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,097
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,056
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,097 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,056).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 300 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.19 times more than the 137 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 189 degrees were awarded to women at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in General Psychology, which is 2.91 times more than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 39% 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, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is Female and White (72.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.68% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,479 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    323 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    170 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is white (4,479 degrees awarded). There were 13.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (323 degrees).

1.41% of degree recipients (87 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,284 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,195 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is white female (2,284 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,195 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an endowment valued at nearly $1.01B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.76M (0.472%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a total salary expenditure of $1.19B. University of Nebraska-Lincoln employs 432 Professors, 397 Assistant professors, and 393 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Male Professors (333), Male Associate professors(241), and Male Assistant professors (209).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 670 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 614 employees, and Service with 611 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.01B
2020 Endowment
23%
decline from 2019

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an endowment valued at about $1.01B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nebraska-Lincoln declined 23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $707M 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. $143M - Federal
  2. $7.65M - State
  3. $2.2M - Local

As of 2020, University of Nebraska-Lincoln received $143M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.65M from state grants and contracts, and $2.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$509M
2020 Salaries
5.53%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid a median of $509M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.19B) and a 5.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.129% decline from 2018 and a 3.38% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$139M
Instructional Salaries
1,315
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid a total of $139M to 1,315 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
432 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
670 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln were Professor with 432 employees; Assistant professor with 397 employees; and Assistant professor with 393 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 670 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 614 employees; and Service with 611 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was Male Professor with 333 employees, Male Associate professor with 241 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 209 employees.

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

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