The 2014 UNO Fact Book
The UNO Fact Book provides readers with an in-depth look at the data relating to the university. It includes information on accomplishments from the past year and the strides we have made throughout the different areas of the University.
THE FACT BOOK 2014-2015 University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Established 1908 Mission • Student Focused • Academic Excellence • Community Engagement For more information about the UNO Value Proposition, review our UNO Advantage Book at advantage.unomaha.edu. Chancellor John E. Christensen, Ph.D. President of Faculty Senate Fall 2014 STUDENT BODY Lisa Scherer, Ph.D. Staff Advisory Council President Melanie Krings President of Student Body Jordan Koch Carnegie Classifications • Curricular • Engagement and Outreach Partnerships RU/VH Doctoral Research Accreditation Higher Learning Commission FACULTY & STAFF 15, 227 3, 301 100,000+ Division I Athletic Conferences • The Summit League • National Collegiate Hockey Conference Mascot Maverick ALUMNI 87% of UNO students come from Nebraska Distribution of UNO students from Nebraska: 3.4% 3.1% 88.8% Number of Counties Represented: 71 4.7% Fall 2014: Top Counties Attending from Nebraska (Largerpercentage counties report separately; smaller numbers compress into areas like the Panhandle to only report bigger numbers). Students transfer to UNO most often from these four-year institutions: 1. University of Nebraska - Lincoln 2. Creighton University 3. Nebraska Wesleyan University 4. University of Nebraska at Kearney 5. Bellevue University • 88.8% of students come from the Metro Region of Nebraska: Burt, Cass, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, or Washington County. • 4.7% of students come from the Southeast Region of Nebraska: York, Seward, Fillmore, Thayer, Jefferson, Saline, Lancaster, Gage, Otoe, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, or Richardson County. • 3.1% of students come from the Northeast Region of Nebraska: Boyd, Holt, Knox, Wheeler, Antelope, Boone, Nance, Merrick, Polk, Butler, Colfax, Platte, Madison, Stanton, Pierce, Cedar, Dixon, Dakota, Thurston, or Wayne. • 3.4% of students come from all other areas of Nebraska. Fall 2014: Out-of-State Students Enrolled in: • Metropolitan Advantage Program (Iowa): 534 • Midwest Student Exchange Program: 172 Students transfer to UNO most often from these two-year institutions: 1. Metropolitan Community College 2. Iowa Western Community College 3. Central Community College 4. Southeast Community College 5. Northeast Community College UNO’s Glacier Creek Preserve is a topographically diverse nature preserve dedicated to the study and appreciation of the tall-grass prairie and associated ecosystems of Eastern Nebraska. 17:1 13:1 Student Life Undergraduate Student/Instructor Ratio Graduate Student/Instructor Ratio 2,076 students live on campus 46% of first-time freshmen live on campus 686 students in Fraternities and Sororities 160 recognized Students Organizations More than 3,500 students participated in Intramural & Sports Clubs Low student/instructor ratios ensure that students get access to instructors. Keeping class sizes small is a priority at UNO to enhance the student-learning environment. Full-Time Part-Time Female Male Student Enrollment Total: 15,227 â€˘ 12,221 Undergraduate Students â€˘ 3,006 Graduate Students 10,371 4,856 8,007 7,220 Full-Time Equivalent: 12,248 Nearly half of all students of color in the University of Nebraska system attend UNO Freshman 2,994 2,542 3,049 3,636 Sophomore Junior Senior Graduate Certificate 44 2,402 362 198 Fall 2014 Student Classification Masterâ€™s Specialist Doctoral High School (Dual Enrollment)* 2,000 1,000 1,500 4,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 500 0 1,594 for Fall 2014 * Not included in overall student enrollment count. More than 15 signature service days take place at UNO every year, providing students with many campuswide opportunities to volunteer and give back to the local community. Community Engagement and Service Learning 5,145 170,000+ 453 Students participated in an internship or service-learning course in 2013-2014. Hours of service to a wide range of community projects in 2013-2014. Internship and servicelearning courses offered in 2013-2014. The University of Nebraska at Omahaâ€™s commitment to engagement has a new building fully dedicated to collaboration. The Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) is a nationally unique space that serves to strengthen UNOâ€™s existing outreach efforts and foster future opportunities for partnerships between UNO students, faculty, staff and nonprofit or governmental organizations. For 106 years, UNO has been dedicated to engagement and education within the Omaha metropolitan community, the CEC adds a new venue from which this tradition can continue. The University has standing partnerships with over 250 organizations focused on community issues, including housing, poverty, children, youth, family, environment, immigration, diversity, education, arts, health, and safety. Home to Campus/Community initiatives, such as The Service Learning Academy, The Collaborative, and the Metropolitan Omaha Education Consortium; UNO also houses the worldâ€™s largest community engagement library with over 10,000 volumes of scholarly work. UNO will be the host of the 2015 Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities national conference. Programs of Study Undergraduate: 70 degree options Masterâ€™s: 44 degree options Specialist: 1 degree option Doctoral: 6 degree options Certificate: 23 degree options Areas of Concentration: 168 Student Achievement Measure: First-time, full-time students starting in Fall 2007: 90% ...have graduated from UNO; transferred and graduated; or are still in school. Retention Rate: First-Year Retention Rate for First-Time, Full-Time, Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Students Entering Fall 2013: 2013-2014 Academic Accomplishments Degrees/Credentials Conferred Doctoral: 29 Masterâ€™s: 698 Graduate Certificate: 61 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: 80 Baccalaureate: 2,458 Specialist: 7 Total: 3,333 77.4% Average ACT: Average ACT of First-Time, Full-Time, Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Students Entering Fall 2013: 27% scored between 26 and 35 on the ACT 20% scored between 22 and 25 on the ACT 26% scored between 20 and 22 on the ACT Deans of Academic Colleges and Degrees College of Arts and Sciences: David Boocker, Ph.D. cas.unomaha.edu Faculty Breakdown Full-Time Part-Time Total Number of Faculty & Staff Number of instructional faculty Number of instructional faculty who are women Number of instructional faculty who are men Number of instructional faculty who have an advanced degree Number of faculty who have rank Professor Number of faculty who have rank Associate Professor Number of faculty who have rank Assistant Professor Number of faculty who have rank Lecturer Number of faculty who have rank Instructor Number of faculty who have rank Assistant Instructor Number of faculty who have rank Community Service/Research Associate 1,403 520 229 291 498 151 160 100 24 49 7 29 741 524 263 261 414 — — — — — — — 2,144 1,044 492 552 912 151 160 100 24 49 7 29 College of Business Administration: Louis Pol, Ph.D. cba.unomaha.edu College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media: Gail F. Baker, Ph.D. cfam.unomaha.edu College of Education: Nancy Edick, Ed.D. coe.unomaha.edu College of Information Science & Technology: Hesham Ali, Ph.D. ist.unomaha.edu College of Public Affairs and Community Service: John Bartle, Ph.D. cpacs.unomaha.edu International Studies & Programs: Thomas Gouttierre, M.A. world.unomaha.edu Graduate Studies: Deborah Smith-Howell, Ph.D. unomaha.edu/graduate Criss Library: Stephen Shorb, M.A. library.unomaha.edu Academic Year 2013-2014 Grants & Awards External Submissions Number Submitted: 316 167 Amount Applied For: $86,040,240 $15,366,067 All UNO undergraduate students are eligible to conduct faculty mentored research through our Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) program. Amount Awarded: External Awards Number Awarded: Amount Awarded: $168,591 Graduate students are eligible to conduct faculty mentored research through the Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRACA) program. Amount Awarded: Internal Faculty Grant Opportunities Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) offers a number of opportunities to faculty to enhance their scholarly activity. Number Submitted: 81 Number Awarded: 48 Amount Awarded: $344,515 $249,294 11 faculty members received a Fulbright scholarship. UNO has been designated as the home for the world’s first Center for Research in Human Movement Variability thanks to a $10.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is the largest research grant in university history and places UNO at the forefront of a rapidly expanding area of scientific research. Under the leadership of Nick Stergiou, Ph.D., UNO’s new research center will further the work of UNO biomechanics researchers in developing new treatments for patients recovering from movement-affecting disorders such as stroke and autism. On Nov. 3, 2013, Dean Gail F. Baker earned her third Emmy Award for producing a feature-length documentary titled “Colorblind: ReThinking Race” at the Chicago/Midwest regional Emmy Awards. Fall 2014 Active Duty & Veteran Military 1,320 13.11% Increase in Military, Veteran, and Dependent enrollment at UNO. Number of Military, Veteran, and Dependent students enrolled at UNO. Ranked #1 Four-year, public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine (2014). “Opportunities for substantial professional education are rare, particularly for extended in-residence education that produces a synergy of learning that only comes from daily, face-to-face interaction with fellow students and faculty. This program affirms our commitment to support the growth and development of our civilian workforce.” — USSTRATCOM Commander Admiral Cecil D. Haney. UNO is one of only 94 campuses in the nation to have the VA Vet Success on Campus program, a program designed to support the education and employment of student veterans. UNO employs 9 veteran-student work studies and 2 veteran-student tutors within the Office of Military and Veteran Services. In the spring of 2014, ten civilian employees from the Department of Defense (DOD) were recognized as the inaugural graduating class of a first-of-its-kind program from UNO and the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). Members of the USSTRATCOM Leader Fellowship Program partnered with University of Nebraska experts and local government and business leaders to gain graduate-level leadership-development skills. For the 2013-2014 academic year, UNO awarded these major scholarship amounts: Undergraduate: Regents Scholarship: $4,057,996 $492,310 Graduate: Graduate Regents Scholarship: Chancellorâ€™s Scholarship: Deanâ€™s Scholarship: $274,000 $104,596 Graduate Assistantships: $755,978 Beginning in Spring 2015, Graduate Assistants will be eligible for UNO employee benefits. Student Tuition and Fees 2014-2015 Resident Undergraduate Graduate Resident $6,750 Non-Resident $5,610 Non-Resident $18,070 $13,526 Financial Aid At only 5.7%, UNOâ€™s three-year cohort student-loan default rate is nearly one-third the national average of 14.7%. Contacts & Phone Numbers Admissions, Undergraduate: Campus Security 402.554.2393 Admissions, Graduate: 402.554.2648 Criss Library 402.554.2341 Alumni Association: 402.554.3206 Financial Support and Scholarships: 402.554.2444 Athletic Ticket Office: 402.554.2327 Office of Institutional Effectiveness: 402.554.6287 Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center: 402.554.2262 Office of Research and Creative Activity 402.554.2056 402.554.2286 Parking Services: Interim University of Nebraska President: James Linder, M.D. Board of Regents Members: Timothy Clare, J.D. Howard Hawks, M.B.A. Jim Pillen, DVM Bob Whitehouse, M.S. Robert Schafer, J.D. Kent Schroeder, J.D. 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