University Of Nebraska At Omaha

University Of Nebraska At Omaha

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is the Omaha campus of the University of Nebraska system. It was originally founded in 1908 as Omaha University. It was rechristened University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1968, following a merger with the University of Nebraska. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through several academic divisions.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has an athletics department that fields men's and women's teams in more than ten different sports. The sports teams are nicknamed the Mavericks. They compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Some of the notable alumni of the University are James R. Young, Chairman and President of Union Pacific Railroad; Penny Sackett, astronomer and chief scientist of Australia; and Harold Dow, CBS News correspondent and investigative reporter.

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Contacting University of Nebraska at Omaha

University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St
Omaha , NE 68182-0225
General Phone: (402) 554-2800

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching546educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, education of speech impaired, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Business and Management526business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, small business management, finance, banking, investments and securities, human resources, ...
Liberal Arts401Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, comparative language, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, ...
Security and Law Enforcement179criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering176information technology, information science, computer science, computer security
Family and Social Work159public administration, social work
Science135biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, natural sciences, chemistry, geology, physics, physics courses
Therapy and Counseling131psychology, organizational psychology, school psychology, community health services
Media106communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy65parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, exercise science
Fine Arts60fine arts, art history and criticism
Transportation23aviation tech, aviation operations
Real Estate and Construction Management19real estate
Medicine16gerontology, public health
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental studies
Music8music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice, violin, guitar, and strings
Art Studies7art studies
Medical Administration6health care administration

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,76875
Master's degree74539
Doctor's degree214
Postbaccalaureate certificate9111
Post-master's certificate42

University of Nebraska at Omaha Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Nebraska at Omaha had a total enrollment of 14,156 students (11,287 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 21%
20-21 22%
22-24 23%
25-29 16%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)2%
State unknown1%

University of Nebraska at Omaha Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 41 %

University of Nebraska at Omaha Room and Board (2007)

University of Nebraska at Omaha offers campus housing for 1,552 of its 11,287 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Nebraska at Omaha Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,879
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,458
Room and board $ 6,980
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,290

Financial Aid:
University of Nebraska at Omaha participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 255400)

University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty

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

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5452
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4444

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$100,8096$94,451
Associate professorcalendar year3$84,7523$75,401
Assistant professorcalendar year1*6$57,712
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
No academic rankcalendar year3$97,0500*
All faculty totalcalendar year18$94,09016$74,544

*: 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 year106$85,48937$76,827
Associate professoracademic year73$75,08857$71,000
Assistant professoracademic year56$59,59955$58,619
Instructoracademic year16$39,21125$35,910
Lectureracademic year6$48,45514$45,840
All faculty totalacademic year257$73,148188$61,985

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

University of Nebraska at Omaha Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5082132

University of Nebraska at Omaha Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Investments and Securities
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Piano and Organ
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Natural Sciences
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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