University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,448
Graduate Enrollment: 4,879
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 81.07%

Male/Female: 47% / 53% (2017)

First generation college students: 22.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.1% (2015)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,219
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1090 - 1320

2022 Median Admit ACT: 25
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 22 - 28

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 48.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 27.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 16.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 10.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 76.0%
Black: 2.8%
Hispanic: 8.3%
Asian: 3.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.4%
Non-resident alien: 4.6%
Unknown race: 1.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $24,616
In-State tuition: $9,872
Out-of-State tuition: $27,002

Estimated books and supplies: $1,100 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,920 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,424 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,920 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,424 (2022)

Average Family Income: $89,918 (2017)
Median Family Income: $71,878 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 22.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 34.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $223 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,172
$30k-48k $13,585
$48k-75k $15,526
$75k-110k $19,044
$110k+ $21,706

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 46%
6-year graduation rate: 66%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,194 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 78.5% (2015)
@3 year 82.2% (2017)
@5 year 85.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 62.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 64.2% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $42,368 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $52,256 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 2
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 5
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 18
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 98 $24,250 $245 $31,539 ($2,628) $42,896 ($3,575)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 102 $19,500 $193 $45,834 ($3,820) $53,633 ($4,469)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 12
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Mechanization. 35 $23,750 $249 $54,220 ($4,518) $69,020 ($5,752)
Master's Degree Agricultural Mechanization. 1
Bachelor's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 24 $24,998 $240 $43,071 ($3,589) $47,645 ($3,970)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Public Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 102 $20,981 $219 $37,881 ($3,157) $42,640 ($3,553)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 19
Doctoral Degree Animal Sciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 67
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 8
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 62 $21,875 $200 $44,184 ($3,682) $52,809 ($4,401)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 24
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 14
First Professional Degree Plant Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Soil Sciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other. 8
Master's Degree Architectural Engineering. 30
Doctoral Degree Architectural Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 41 $27,816 $288 $63,710 ($5,309) $80,864 ($6,739)
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 117 $25,500 $265 $65,704 ($5,475) $69,161 ($5,763)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 10
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 44 $20,240 $215 $78,540 ($6,545) $95,354 ($7,946)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 61 $19,750 $227 $76,610 ($6,384) $86,880 ($7,240)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 10
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 8
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 133 $24,000 $220 $66,508 ($5,542) $77,056 ($6,421)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 10
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering. 11
Master's Degree Construction Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biological/Biosystems Engineering. 51 $21,525 $212 $55,984 ($4,665) $58,687 ($4,891)
Doctoral Degree Biological/Biosystems Engineering. 6
Master's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 3
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 78 $24,964 $236 $66,838 ($5,570) $79,668 ($6,639)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 85 $23,000 $232 $30,853 ($2,571) $39,853 ($3,321)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 14
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 9
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 16
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 149 $25,342 $265 $27,287 ($2,274) $47,674 ($3,973)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 14
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 55 $19,980 $205 $35,479 ($2,957) $58,205 ($4,850)
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 33 $25,941 $255 $39,608 ($3,301)
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 7
Master's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 16
Doctoral Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 81 $19,261 $207 $54,131 ($4,511) $63,798 ($5,317)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 14
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 13 $81,032 ($6,753)
Bachelor's Degree Gerontology. 14
Bachelor's Degree Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 2
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Nutrition Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 50 $20,500 $217 $31,916 ($2,660) $48,345 ($4,029)
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 1
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 88 $21,500 $228 $32,839 ($2,737) $54,001 ($4,500)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 7
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 9
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 37 $19,400 $165 $31,998 ($2,667) $50,722 ($4,227)
Master's Degree Sociology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 19 $21,500 $228
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 27 $23,250 $239 $26,587 ($2,216) $33,169 ($2,764)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 5
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 39 $21,500 $228 $28,094 ($2,341) $35,926 ($2,994)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 8
Bachelor's Degree Music. 25 $25,373 $246 $17,741 ($1,478) $41,360 ($3,447)
Master's Degree Music. 20 $41,823 ($3,485) $43,402 ($3,617)
Doctoral Degree Music. 19 $42,685 ($3,557)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 45 $18,876 $167 $54,433 ($4,536)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 46 $422 $47,697 ($3,975) $48,837 ($4,070)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 16
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 10
Master's Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 19 $47,642 ($3,970)
Doctoral Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree History. 46 $20,500 $221 $33,833 ($2,819) $40,161 ($3,347)
Master's Degree History. 5
Doctoral Degree History. 2
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 20 $107,261 ($8,938)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 15 $44,471 ($3,706)
Master's Degree Agriculture, General. 18
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 17
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Engineering. 34
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 114 $20,572 $217 $74,955 ($6,246) $86,925 ($7,244)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 15
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 8
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 56 $230 $46,759 ($3,897) $51,673 ($4,306)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 69 $251 $50,912 ($4,243) $53,170 ($4,431)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 50 $702 $75,935 ($6,328) $94,475 ($7,873)
Master's Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 22
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 3
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 56 $27,000 $270 $43,504 ($3,625) $44,358 ($3,697)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 24 $48,668 ($4,056)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 114 $23,128 $235 $41,177 ($3,431) $43,527 ($3,627)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 177 $23,000 $232 $42,875 ($3,573) $45,034 ($3,753)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 10 $54,781 ($4,565)
Doctoral Degree Education, Other. 6 $81,433 ($6,786)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 8
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 38 $21,000 $212 $33,017 ($2,751) $49,245 ($4,104)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 148 $22,500 $218 $33,677 ($2,806) $39,428 ($3,286)
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 161 $25,256 $253 $28,979 ($2,415) $53,788 ($4,482)
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 23 $51,347 ($4,279) $58,653 ($4,888)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 34 $359 $47,275 ($3,940) $52,233 ($4,353)
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 46 $27,000 $276 $30,073 ($2,506) $43,742 ($3,645)
Master's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 4
Master's Degree Statistics. 14
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 4
First Professional Degree Law. 116 $619 $64,977 ($5,415) $73,448 ($6,121)
First Professional Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Legal Professions and Studies, Other. 1
Master's Degree Legal Professions and Studies, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 24 $24,000 $254 $32,780 ($2,732)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 8
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 3
Bachelor's Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 19
Master's Degree Chemistry. 5
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 15
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 12
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 16 $25,209 $267
Master's Degree Physics. 10
Doctoral Degree Physics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 242 $22,750 $228 $29,925 ($2,494) $45,176 ($3,765)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 9
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 17 $47,654 ($3,971) $72,990 ($6,083)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 21 $433 $72,854 ($6,071) $76,401 ($6,367)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 21 $42,142 ($3,512) $48,456 ($4,038)
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 3
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 19 $21,260 $195
Master's Degree Anthropology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 58 $46,124 ($3,844)
Master's Degree Economics. 1
Doctoral Degree Economics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 12
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 5
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 327 $22,500 $228 $44,601 ($3,717) $55,234 ($4,603)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 119 $400 $106,697 ($8,891) $114,688 ($9,557)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 145 $21,500 $226 $48,654 ($4,055) $62,681 ($5,223)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 46 $142 $57,656 ($4,805) $81,480 ($6,790)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 65 $20,000 $207 $49,993 ($4,166) $59,372 ($4,948)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 225 $19,650 $207 $48,427 ($4,036) $69,641 ($5,803)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 74 $22,250 $227 $36,709 ($3,059) $47,880 ($3,990)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 20 $45,593 ($3,799)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 88 $24,250 $254 $69,325 ($5,777) $94,637 ($7,886)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 4
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 168 $23,250 $228 $47,409 ($3,951) $54,532 ($4,544)
Master's Degree Marketing. 3
Doctoral Degree Marketing. 1
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 20
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 4
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 35 $26,000 $268 $35,596 ($2,966) $54,925 ($4,577)
Master's Degree Architecture. 40
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 14
Bachelor's Degree Interior Architecture. 25 $26,876 $257 $47,467 ($3,956) $55,806 ($4,651)
Bachelor's Degree Landscape Architecture. 4
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 17 $20,527 $186 $30,046 ($2,504)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 51 $22,138 $224 $35,916 ($2,993) $57,735 ($4,811)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 3
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 96 $21,000 $223 $35,621 ($2,968) $44,828 ($3,736)
Master's Degree Journalism. 16 $45,968 ($3,831)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 235 $23,258 $234 $39,916 ($3,326) $51,687 ($4,307)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 17 $68,821 ($5,735)
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 8


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $103,329
Full time faculty: 85%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,008,858,169 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,358,276,089 (2022)