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IPEDS ID: 181215
OPE ID: 00255100
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University of Nebraska at Kearney
2504 9th Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1212
General information:  (308) 865-8441
Website:  www.unk.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  6,225 (4,385 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty315141
Instructional315141
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-46
Instructional-24
Research-22
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees
In-state$7,512$7,752$7,962$7,9860.3%
Out-of-state$13,742$13,854$14,164$14,2380.5%
Books and supplies$928$952$700$7121.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,208$10,452$10,776$11,0802.8%
Other$4,392$4,496$4,640$4,522-2.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,208$10,452$10,776$11,0802.8%
Other$4,392$4,496$4,640$4,522-2.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,392$4,496$4,640$4,522-2.5%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
In-state
On Campus$23,040$23,652$24,078$24,3000.9%
Off Campus$23,040$23,652$24,078$24,3000.9%
Off Campus with Family$12,832$13,200$13,302$13,220-0.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$29,270$29,754$30,280$30,5520.9%
Off Campus$29,270$29,754$30,280$30,5520.9%
Off Campus with Family$19,062$19,302$19,504$19,472-0.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
In-state tuition$6,216
In-state fees$1,326
Out-of-state tuition$13,656
Out-of-state fees$1,326
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid177295%————
Grant or scholarship aid69385%$5,156,484$7,441
Federal grants46056%$1,736,111$3,774
Pell grants31138%$1,401,248$4,506
Other federal grants42452%$334,863$790
State/local government grant or scholarships11214%$278,318$2,485
Institutional grants or scholarships60274%$3,142,055$5,219
Student loan aid36745%$2,166,884$5,904
Federal student loans36445%$1,754,688$4,821
Other student loans445%$412,196$9,368
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,738$34,183,174$9,145
Pell grants1,555$6,673,053$4,291
Federal student loans1,783$10,268,745$5,759
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$15,890$16,570$16,433
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$13,078$14,087$14,039
$30,001 – $48,000$13,417$14,018$14,058
$48,001 – $75,000$15,343$16,311$15,894
$75,001 – $110,000$18,669$19,463$18,174
$110,001 and more$19,831$20,741$20,759
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment6,225
Undergraduate enrollment4,385
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment335
Graduate enrollment1,840
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 88%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 16%
Part-time: 84%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 45%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 39%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 89%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 3%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,0762,3813,695
Percent admitted90%89%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%17%17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT404%
ACT82086%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing468580
SAT Math470553
ACT Composite1825
ACT English1724
ACT Math1624
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 58%
Transfer-out rate: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 52%
8-year: 54%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 32%
6-year: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 48%
Female: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 48%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 44%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 41%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 51%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 56%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 5%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 7%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Agricultural Business and Management, General--18-
Category total--18-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--3481
Category total--3481
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General--11523
Operations Management and Supervision--43-
Category total--15823
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism, Other--13-
Category total--13-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General--19-
Category total--19-
Education
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education--2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-8-45
Curriculum and Instruction---83d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-3d-48d
Elementary Education and Teaching--9711d
Foreign Language Teacher Education--0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching--1324
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education---13d
Special Education and Teaching, General--735d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other---33d
Category total-11d119292d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General--179
Rhetoric and Composition--13d-
Category total--30d9
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other--46-
Category total--46-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--3-
French Language and Literature--1-
Spanish Language and Literature--218d
Category total--618d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other--400d
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General--2223
Long Term Care Administration/Management---0
Category total--6223d
History
History, General--2529
Category total--2529
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--23-
Category total--23-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies5-53-
Category total5-53-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--9-
Category total--9-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology---3
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies--59-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--25-
Category total--843
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy--1-
Category total--1-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--16-
Physics, General--1-
Category total--17-
Psychology
Psychology, General--4-
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other--41-
Category total--45-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work--44-
Category total--44-
Social Sciences
Economics, General--0-
Geography--1-
International Relations and Affairs--6-
Political Science and Government, General--8-
Sociology, General--10-
Category total--25-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General--10-
Category total--10-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--1727d
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--6-
Music, General--116d
Category total--3433d
Grand total511875511
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 49
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 24
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 31
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 13
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,708
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,378
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,757
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,769
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2020-2021 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined146116
Basketball1515
Football127
Golf9
Soccer26
Softball29
Swimming and Diving32
Tennis10
Volleyball25
Wrestling36
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1916)08/31/2024
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited since (12/01/1981)02/01/2026
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutionsAccredited since (06/21/2021)06/21/2028
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1954)12/20/2017
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/126942.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape221
d. Fondling210
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary233
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson010
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence010
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking233
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations8714
c. Liquor law violations131825
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.100
b. Drug abuse violations764
c. Liquor law violations161518
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape211
d. Fondling200
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary222
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence010
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking220
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations836
c. Liquor law violations131514
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations764
c. Liquor law violations101415
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate3.1%4.3%4.6%
Number in default436669
Number in repayment1,3751,5091,498
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)