University Of Nebraska At Kearney

University Of Nebraska At Kearney

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, also known informally as UNK, is the Kearney campus of the University of Nebraska system. It was originally established in 1905 as the Nebraska State Normal School. It gained university status on July 1, 1991. UNK's campus comprises of more than 30 buildings and is spread across an area of over 250 acres. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Humanities
  • College of Natural and Social Sciences

UNK's athletic department fields men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the NCAA Division II. They are nicknamed the Loopers. Some notable alumni are Don Welch, poet; Curt Coffman, bestselling author; and Marlo T. Bluford, Emmy award winning television producer.

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Contacting University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Nebraska at Kearney
905 W 25th St
Kearney , NE 68849-1212
General Phone: (308) 865-8441

University of Nebraska at Kearney Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching327curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, business teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, teacher education and development ...
Business and Management279business management, operations management
Liberal Arts148German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, economics, geography, international relations, ...
Science75biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling73psychology, communication disorders
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy71parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management
Family and Social Work64family and consumer economics, social work
Security and Law Enforcement44criminal justice and safety
Media28journalism courses
Medical Support and Technology22health diagnostic professions
Art Studies21art studies
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Agricultural Science and Management10agricultural management
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Number of programs and degrees for University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree91737
Master's degree28118
Post-master's certificate162

University of Nebraska at Kearney Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Nebraska at Kearney had a total enrollment of 6,478 students (5,567 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 26%
20-21 28%
22-24 21%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)8%

University of Nebraska at Kearney Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 77 %

University of Nebraska at Kearney Room and Board (2007)

University of Nebraska at Kearney offers campus housing for 2,027 of its 5,567 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Kearney, Nebraska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nebraska Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

University of Nebraska at Kearney Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400660
SAT Math420680
SAT Writing370640
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Nebraska at Kearney Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,018
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,296
Room and board $ 6,676
Room charge $ 3,270
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,060
Books and supplies $ 860
Other expenses $ 3,338

Financial Aid:
University of Nebraska at Kearney participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 255100)

University of Nebraska at Kearney Faculty

University of Nebraska at Kearney has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3327
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1848

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year3$65,3582*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$65,3585$58,608

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year70$79,45920$75,297
Associate professoracademic year38$66,54642$62,513
Assistant professoracademic year35$52,15031$53,152
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year17$40,43042$37,687
All faculty totalacademic year160$66,271136$54,513

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Nebraska at Kearney Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Basketball Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Baseball Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Track Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports295079

University of Nebraska at Kearney Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Journalism, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Psychology, General

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