History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Nebraska, founded in 1869 as a Morrill Act land grant college, is dedicated to the Jeffersonian goal of "generalized diffusion of knowledge." It has been open to all people of any "age, sex, colour, or nationality" since its inception, according to its founding documents. This university accepts everyone now, as it did then. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accrediting agencies, has granted the University of Nebraska-Lincoln accreditation. Since 1913, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has maintained its accreditation.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
City Campus (north of downtown Lincoln), Nebraska Innovation Campus (northeast of City Campus on the old Nebraska State Fairgrounds), and East Campus (one mile east of City Campus) make up the university's 2,815-acre (1,139-hectare) campus system. Academic and research facilities, libraries, entertainment centres, and residential facilities can be found on both the City and East campuses. Both have power and networking assistance, as well as in-ground infrastructure for advanced computing, power distribution, and energy-efficient heating and cooling from central plants. There are about 150 majors to choose from at the University of Nebraska. Nebraska’s nine colleges are Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Hixson-Lied Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The Nebraska Centre for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools recently announced a report, which covered the period of July 2020 to July 2021. Studies to strengthen teacher-parent partnerships using distance technology, improve coaching of early intervention personnel who work with toddlers and infants with disabilities, to prevent dating violence and problem drinking among LGBTQ+ youth, and explore ways to help children, parents, and teachers navigate the ongoing pandemic — locally and globally — are among the projects featured in the report. Recent achievements among the university community were earned by William Belcher, Les Carlson, Shane Farritor, Crystal Garcia, Xia Hong, Ron Hull, Fred Luthans, Thomas Omer and the Nebraska Centre for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. The university’s network is more diverse and stronger than ever, with over 193,000 Nebraska alumni worldwide. Potential and current students benefit from the extensive student activities.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Nearly 24,000 students are enrolled in the University of Nebraska, out of which 2,805 are international students. Lincoln is small but also incredibly diverse due to its popularity as a location for refugee resettlement, as well as the international draw of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. With 500+ Recognized Student Organizations, students are sure to find leadership and community building opportunities that match their interests. Many webinars, seminars and events are organized by the university to help students in getting opportunities throughout the year. Some of the top recruiters are Nelnet, Southeast Community College, Microsoft Corporation, Deloitte and Nebraska Public Power District.