The University of Nebraska at Kearney is an accredited, public "Top 10" University offering a quality, affordable education. Located in the Midwest, UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. As a mid-sized, comprehensive, public university, UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. For the third consecutive year, UNK has been ranked a Top 10 Public Midwest Regional University by "U.S. News & World Report."
Affordable – UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For a non-Nebraska resident, graduate tuition ranges from $393.00 to $466.00 per credit hour, while undergraduate tuition ranges from $335.00 to $357.50. For a Nebraska resident, graduate tuition ranges from $269.00 to $275.00 per credit hour, and undergraduate tuition ranges from $227.00 to $250.00 (2012-2013 rates).
Accredited Programs – UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
A Top 10 University – For the third consecutive year, UNK has been ranked a Top 10 Public Midwest Regional University by "U.S. News & World Report."
Quality Education – UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching.
Quality Student Support Services – Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include 24/7 library services, discounted software and hardware, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
Global Market – UNK serves a global market with online students in 49 states and several foreign countries. As the course offerings expand, more students will be able to take advantage of UNK's online courses.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800-621-7440) and by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Public Higher Education
7200 as of 09/01/12
Trimester schedule (Fall,Spring, Summer)
UNK's online degrees use Blackboard course management software. To enhance the quality of online instruction, many courses use multimedia presentations, streaming video, or supplemental CD's.
Master's College or University I
Minimum: DSL or Cable Modem; PC: Windows Vista, Intel Core2Duo. Macintosh: Mac OS 10.4, Intel Processor. Recommended: DSL or Cable Modem; PC: Windows 7, Intel Core2Duo or better. Macintosh: Mac OS 10.5 or higher, Intel Processor
If an on-campus component is required for the course, it will be stated in the course description.
Grants and loans are available to students who qualify. Students may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). FASFA Code: 002551
To register for courses, a student must be first admitted to UNK. The admission and registration process is completed online.
A larger program couldn’t provide the level of personal attention I experienced at UNK; the faculty is closely involved in students’ research and career aims.-Joshua