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University of Nebraska Medical Center Overview

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Medical Center is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Omaha makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Nebraska Medical Center Known For?

454 Undergraduate Awards
  • UNMC has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 2 to 1.
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UNMC is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNMC.
  • In 2017-2018, 83% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UNMC with a bachelor's degree make about $71,000 a year. That's 74% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Nebraska Medical Center Rankings

We have ranked UNMC as #30 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #1 out of 17 schools in Nebraska.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#141 Most Popular Doctor’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 UNMC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Dentistry Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Medicine Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Nebraska Medical Center?

Location of University of Nebraska Medical Center

Contact details for UNMC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 42Nd & Dewey Ave, Omaha, NE 68198-7815
Phone: 402-559-4000
Website: www.unmc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unmcedu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unmc

How Do I Get Into UNMC?

You can apply to UNMC online at: www.unmc.edu/studentservices/admissions/index.html

Can I Afford University of Nebraska Medical Center?

0.6% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at UNMC is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Nebraska Medical Center Undergraduate Student Diversity

755 Full-Time Undergraduates
88% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 918 undergraduate students at UNMC, with 755 being full-time and 163 being part-time.

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

There are also 3,137 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 755 full-time undergraduates at UNMC, 12% are male and 88% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNMC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nebraska Medical Center students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNMC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 61
White 644
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

Over 33 countries are represented at UNMC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Nebraska Medical Center

657 Took All Classes Online
756 Took At Least One Class Online
26.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at UNMC. In 2017-2018, 756 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 6th 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 UNMC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nebraska Medical Center was 26.8%. This is the #747 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNMC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 5%
Curriculum & Instruction 75%
Education 75%
Health Professions 4%
Public Health 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNMC 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 UNMC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #9
Homeland Security #10
Public Health #18
Allied Health Professions #23
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #96
Nursing #128
Health Professions #221

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 Medical Center Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 361 5 56 39 461
Allied Health Professions 43 15 94 0 152
Medicine 0 0 0 129 129
Public Health 0 18 49 11 78
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 72 72
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 58 58
Dentistry 0 0 0 46 46
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 22 11 0 0 33
Dental Support Services 25 0 0 0 25
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 7 17 24
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 19 0 0 19
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 17 1 18
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 2 10 12
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 9 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 8 8
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 1 6 0 7
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 4 0 4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 2 1 3
Health/Medical Prep Programs 3 0 0 0 3
Homeland Security 0 1 2 0 3
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 2 2
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 454 70 239 403 1,166

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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