University of Nebraska in Lincoln
14th and R St.
Lincoln, NE 68588
(800) 742-8800
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln was a monumental addition to the town. Nearly 150 years later, the university provides higher education to nearly 25,000 students. The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Nebraska 101st of national universities and 46th of the top public schools in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The university also ranked 28th in faculty credentials and training of the top online business programs.

Programs Offered

The University of Nebraska in Lincoln designed several complete degree programs to be offered online to expand the reach of its programs to students beyond the immediate vicinity. Degrees and certificates are available at the undergraduate and graduate level and are accredited through the university. Online learning provides busy working professionals with an outlet for higher education without the restrictions of a residency requirement. The delivery platform allows students to log in to their classes whenever it’s convenient for them to complete and submit assignments, take tests and quizzes, and discuss the course material with classmates and instructors. Faculty members who present the materials have years of experience in their field, which translates to a quality education for students despite the virtual nature of the programs.


The University of Nebraska is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It also holds specialized accreditation from 11 industry-specific organizations.


Admission is determined by a student’s academic history and merit, which is demonstrated through supporting documents showing grade point average (GPA), class rank, college credit, and more. Undergraduates must be ranked in the upper 50% of their class, have an ACT score of at least 20 or have earned a total cumulative score of 950 on the SAT for critical reading and math. Additional requirements depend on the intended program of study. Graduate applicants need to submit official transcripts showing completion of credit and GPA, scores from the GRE or GMAT, recommendation letters, and a personal statement or an essay. Graduate students are reviewed twice before admission is finalized. More information listed here.

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