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.
John E. Christensen, Ph.D. President of Faculty Senate
Lisa Scherer, Ph.D. Staff Advisory Council President
Melanie Krings President of Student Body
• Curricular • Engagement and Outreach Partnerships RU/VH
Doctoral Research Accreditation
Higher Learning Commission
FACULTY & STAFF
Division I Athletic Conferences
• The Summit League • National Collegiate Hockey Conference Mascot
15, 227 3, 301 100,000+
87% of UNO students come from Nebraska Distribution of UNO students from Nebraska:
Number of Counties Represented: 71
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
• 88.8% of students come from the Metro Region of Nebraska: Burt, Cass, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, or Washington County.
2. Creighton University
• 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.
4. University of Nebraska at Kearney
3. Nebraska Wesleyan University
• 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
5. Bellevue University
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.
Student Life Undergraduate Student/Instructor Ratio
2,076 students live on campus 46% of first-time freshmen live on campus 686 students in Fraternities and Sororities
Graduate Student/Instructor Ratio
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.
Student Enrollment Total: 15,227 â€˘ 12,221 Undergraduate Students â€˘ 3,006 Graduate Students
160 recognized Students Organizations More than 3,500 students participated in Intramural & Sports Clubs
Full-Time Equivalent: 12,248 Nearly half of all students of color in the University of Nebraska system attend
Fall 2014 Student Classification
Graduate Certificate 44
High School (Dual Enrollment)*
* Not included in overall student enrollment count.
1,594 for Fall 2014
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
2013-2014 Academic Accomplishments Degrees/Credentials Conferred Doctoral: 29 Masterâ€™s: 698 Graduate Certificate: 61 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: 80
Student Achievement Measure: First-time, full-time students starting in Fall 2007:
...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:
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
Faculty Breakdown Full-Time Part-Time Total
College of Arts and Sciences: David Boocker, Ph.D. cas.unomaha.edu
Number of instructional faculty
Number of instructional faculty who are women
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media: Gail F. Baker, Ph.D. cfam.unomaha.edu
Number of instructional faculty who are men
College of Education: Nancy Edick, Ed.D.
Number of instructional faculty who have an advanced degree
Number of faculty who have rank Professor
Number of faculty who have rank Associate Professor
College of Public Affairs and Community Service: John Bartle, Ph.D.
Number of faculty who have rank Assistant Professor
International Studies & Programs: Thomas Gouttierre, M.A.
Number of faculty who have rank Lecturer
Number of faculty who have rank Instructor
Number of faculty who have rank Assistant Instructor
Criss Library: Stephen Shorb, M.A.
Number of faculty who have rank Community Service/Research Associate
College of Business Administration: Louis Pol, Ph.D.
College of Information Science & Technology: Hesham Ali, Ph.D.
Graduate Studies: Deborah Smith-Howell, Ph.D.
Number of Faculty & Staff
Academic Year 2013-2014 Grants & Awards External Submissions Number Submitted:
Amount Applied For:
External Awards Number Awarded:
All UNO undergraduate students are eligible to conduct faculty mentored research through our Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) 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.
$168,591 Graduate students are eligible to conduct faculty mentored research through the Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRACA) program. Amount Awarded:
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
Number of Military, Veteran, and Dependent students enrolled at UNO.
13.11% Increase in Military, Veteran, and Dependent enrollment at UNO.
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:
Graduate: Graduate Regents Scholarship:
Beginning in Spring 2015, Graduate Assistants will be eligible for UNO employee benefits.
Student Tuition and Fees 2014-2015
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:
Financial Support and Scholarships:
Athletic Ticket Office:
Office of Institutional Effectiveness:
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center:
Office of Research and Creative Activity
Interim University of Nebraska President:
James Linder, M.D.
Records and Registration:
Board of Regents Members:
Timothy Clare, J.D.
Robert Schafer, J.D.
Howard Hawks, M.B.A.
Kent Schroeder, J.D.
Jim Pillen, DVM
Bob Whitehouse, M.S.
Hal Daub, J.D.
OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
6001 Dodge Street | Omaha, NE 68182 www.unomaha.edu/oie The University of Nebraska at Omaha shall not discriminate based upon age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender-identity, sex, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteranâ€™s status, marital status, religion, or political affiliation.