University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,757

2.49% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,462

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.34%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

75.3%

11,193 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

25,897

85.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

66.7%

2,692 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 (255 degrees awarded), General Psychology (197 degrees), and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (168 degrees).

In 2016, 5,249 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 48.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,110 degrees), 21.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $6,757, which is $-19,099 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $6,757, which is $-19,099 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,462.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,757

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was $6,757. The cost of tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $-19,099 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,462

2016 Value

5.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,462. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Nebraska-Lincoln grew by 5.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,429

Room and Board

$1,070

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was of $9,429 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,070. The cost of room and board increased by 2.26% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.85% with respect to 2015, when 52% 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.

3.34%

2015 Default Rate

142

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was 3.34%, which represents 142 out of the 4252 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 11,193 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 15.1% annual growth. Out of those 11,193 applicants, 8,425 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.3% acceptance rate.

There were 25,897 students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an overall enrollment yield of 57.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

8,425

Accepted Out of 11,193

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln was 75.3% (8,425 admissions from 11,193 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 15.1%, while admissions grew by 13.5%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

368

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a total enrollment of 25,897 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 22,062 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,835. This means that 85.2% 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 73.9% White, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.79% Two or More Races, 2.69% Black or African American, 2.42% Asian, 0.174% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0695% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39%), followed by White Female (36.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,897 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 22,062 and the part-time enrollment is 3,835. This means that 85.2% of students enrolled at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2016 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 82%. 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

    19,149

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,373

  3. Two or More Races

    723

The enrolled student population at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 73.9% White, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.79% Two or More Races, 2.69% Black or African American, 2.42% Asian, 0.174% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0695% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 479 students (1.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 191 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The majority of degree recipients at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are white (4,110 degrees awarded). There were 21.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is General Business Administration & Management (255 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (197 degrees) and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (168 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 (458 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (117 degrees), and Human Sciences (367 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 Miscellaneous managers (438,215 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (339,833 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,191 people), Civil engineers (233,245 people), and Mechanical engineers (152,129 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (458 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (117 degrees), Human Sciences (367 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (87 degrees), and Engineering (563 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (458 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (117 degrees), Human Sciences (367 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (87 degrees), and Engineering (563 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 (532,843 people), Computer Systems Design (380,908 people), Construction (285,390 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,627 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (183,485 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Agriculture (458 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (117 degrees), Human Sciences (367 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (87 degrees), and Engineering (563 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was General Business Administration & Management with 255 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,720

  2. 2,529

In 2016, 2,720 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which is 1.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,529).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 230 degrees were awarded to men at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.02 times more than the 114 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 170 degrees were awarded to women at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in General Psychology, which is 2.93 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 33% 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, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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 (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is Female and White (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.594% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,110 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    192 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is white (4,110 degrees awarded). There were 21.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

2.57% of degree recipients (135 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    2,125 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,985 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is white male (2,125 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,985 degrees).

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Operations

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an endowment valued at nearly $906M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.5M (2.15%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a total expenditure of $1.01B. Of that $1.01B, they spent $453M on salaries and $1.01B on benefits.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln employs 468 Professors, 317 Associate professors, and 307 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are Male Professors (368), Male Associate professors(208), and Male Assistant professors (184).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 730 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 657 employees, and Service with 618 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$906M

2015 Endowment

345%

growth from 2014

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an endowment valued at about $906M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Nebraska-Lincoln grew 345% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $635M 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. $129M - Federal

  2. $6.31M - State

  3. $957k - Local

As of 2015, University of Nebraska-Lincoln received $129M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.31M from state grants and contracts, and $957k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$453M

Salary Expenditure

$1.01B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a total expenditure of $1.01B. Of that $1.01B, they spent $453M on salaries and $1.01B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$453M

2015 Salaries

6.88%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid a median of $453M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.01B) and a 6.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.61% growth from 2013 and a 3.73% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$125M

Instructional Salaries

1,239

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid a total of $125M to 1,239 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

468 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

730 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln were Professor with 468 employees; Associate professor with 317 employees; and Associate professor with 307 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 730 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 657 employees; and Service with 618 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was Male Professor with 368 employees, Male Associate professor with 208 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 184 employees.

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

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