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University of Nebraska at Omaha Overview

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, University of Nebraska at Omaha is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Nebraska at Omaha Known For?

2,329 Undergraduate Awards
$26,670 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNOMAHA.
  • In 2017-2018, 50% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UNOMAHA bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,200 a year. That's about 8% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha Rankings

UNOMAHA landed the #450 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UNOMAHA has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#143 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNOMAHA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Systems Analysis Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNOMAHA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Computer Science Degree
#14 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#16 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#24 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#54 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#64 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual

Where Is University of Nebraska at Omaha?

Location of University of Nebraska at Omaha

Contact details for UNOMAHA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182-0225
Phone: 402-554-2800
Website: https://www.unomaha.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unomaha
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unomaha

How Do I Get Into UNOMAHA?

You can apply to UNOMAHA online at: https://www.unomaha.edu/admissions/apply/index.php

Admission Requirements for UNOMAHA

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNOMAHA?

87% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
Since UNOMAHA has an acceptance rate of 87%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to UNOMAHA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 425 and 565. Math scores were between 415 and 537.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nebraska at Omaha  ( 425 to 565 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Nebraska at Omaha  ( 415 to 537 )
200
800
UNOMAHA received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Nebraska at Omaha  ( 18 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Nebraska at Omaha  ( 17 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Nebraska at Omaha  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Nebraska at Omaha?

$26,670 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
6.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNOMAHA is $26,670. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNOMAHA, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $5,372 a year. That adds up to $21,488 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNOMAHA is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Nebraska at Omaha Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,868 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,430 undergraduate students at UNOMAHA, with 9,868 being full-time and 2,562 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNOMAHA

There are also 3,001 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,868 full-time undergraduates at UNOMAHA, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNOMAHA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nebraska at Omaha students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNOMAHA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 411
Black or African American 610
Hispanic or Latino 1,418
White 6,342
International Students 478
Other Races/Ethnicities 609

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at University of Nebraska at Omaha. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 78 countries are represented at UNOMAHA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Oman.

Online Learning at University of Nebraska at Omaha

1,314 Took All Classes Online
7,538 Took At Least One Class Online
4.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at UNOMAHA. In 2017-2018, 7,538 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNOMAHA has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNOMAHA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nebraska at Omaha was 4.2%. This is the #1,726 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNOMAHA regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNOMAHA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 45%
English Language & Literature 22%
Ethnic Studies 43%
Gerontology 26%
Homeland Security 53%
Information Technology 36%
Library & Information Science 64%
Library Science 64%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 17%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 46%
Political Science & Government 18%
Public Administration 9%
Public Administration & Social Service 17%
Social Work 21%
Writing Studies 29%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNOMAHA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNOMAHA.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Air Transportation #14
Transportation & Materials Moving #14
Gerontology #23
Geography & Cartography #33
Library & Information Science #33
Political Science & Government #39
Information Science #42
Library Science #45
Computer Software & Applications #46
Sociology #47
Writing Studies #53
Public Administration #73
English Language & Literature #90
Information Technology #92
Computer Information Systems #132
Special Education #150
Social Sciences #160
Public Administration & Social Service #166
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #168
Computer & Information Sciences #303
Criminal Justice & Corrections #318
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #358
Liberal Arts General Studies #396
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #396
Education #497

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Nebraska at Omaha Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 305 0 0 0 305
Business Administration & Management 0 123 0 132 0 255
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 209 0 15 5 229
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 128 0 80 0 208
Social Work 0 45 0 98 0 143
Information Science 0 49 10 64 0 123
General Psychology 0 105 0 14 3 122
General Biology 0 94 0 14 0 108
Health & Physical Education 0 71 0 30 5 106
Computer Science 0 64 4 29 0 97
Finance & Financial Management 0 96 0 0 0 96
Marketing 0 93 0 0 0 93
Accounting 0 63 0 24 0 87
Political Science & Government 0 40 7 30 0 77
Computer Information Systems 48 11 0 11 3 73
Special Education 0 36 0 36 0 72
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 67 0 0 67
Public Administration 0 0 9 50 5 64
Student Counseling 0 0 0 63 0 63
Homeland Security 0 43 17 0 0 60
Information Technology 0 29 10 19 0 58
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 56 0 0 0 56
General English Literature 0 36 0 15 0 51
Gerontology 0 15 16 12 3 46
Fine & Studio Arts 0 46 0 0 0 46
Communication & Media Studies 0 33 0 11 0 44
Mathematics 0 21 0 21 0 42
Sociology 0 33 0 7 0 40
Writing Studies 0 18 6 14 0 38
International Studies 0 33 0 0 0 33
Public Health 0 29 0 0 0 29
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 28 0 0 0 28
Air Transportation 0 28 0 0 0 28
Human Resource Management 0 24 2 0 0 26
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 24 0 2 0 26
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 9 17 0 26
Economics 0 6 0 19 0 25
Music 0 19 0 4 0 23
Real Estate 0 22 0 0 0 22
History 0 19 0 3 0 22
Biotechnology 0 21 0 0 0 21
Educational Administration 0 0 0 8 13 21
Allied Health Professions 0 8 0 11 0 19
Geography & Cartography 0 9 2 6 0 17
Chemistry 0 16 0 0 0 16
Natural Resources Conservation 0 15 0 0 0 15
Library & Information Science 0 14 0 0 0 14
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 13 0 0 0 13
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 12 0 13
Drama & Theater Arts 0 9 0 2 0 11
Business/Managerial Economics 0 10 0 0 0 10
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 8 0 1 0 9
Natural Sciences 0 8 0 0 0 8
Ethnic Studies 0 6 1 0 0 7
Philosophy 0 7 0 0 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 7 0 0 0 7
Physics 0 7 0 0 0 7
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 6 0 0 0 6
Teaching English or French 0 0 6 0 0 6
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 6 0 0 0 6
International Business 0 5 0 0 0 5
Urban Studies 0 0 1 4 0 5
Area Studies 0 4 0 0 0 4
Religious Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Journalism 0 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 2 0 0 2
Legal Professions (Other) 0 2 0 0 0 2
International Relations & National Security 0 0 2 0 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 48 2,281 171 878 37 3,415

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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