University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE
1400 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0419

Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a public research university in the city of Lincoln, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. It is the state's oldest university and the largest in the University of Nebraska system.

The Nebraska state legislature chartered the university on February 15, 1869, two years after the state's admission into the Union as the 37th state, making it one of the earliest public universities established west of the Mississippi River. The school is organized into eight colleges on two campuses in Lincoln with over 100 classroom buildings and research facilities. The university is also home to two museums: the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Museum of Nebraska History.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the Big Ten Conference, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". It is also a research university with one of the nation's strongest agricultural economics programs.

The Nebraska football team has won 46 conference championships and five national championships (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997), and plays its home games at Memorial Stadium, selling out every game since 1962. The women's volleyball team has won five national championships (1995, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2015) and eight conference championships (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005), and plays its home games in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 25108

Acceptance Rate: 77.74%

Type: Public, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $26122

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $43252

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $100774.91. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For graduates of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we saw an average early-career income of $55600.00 and mid-career income of $103700.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.