University of Nebraska at Kearney

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Kearney, NE

$6,270

Avg in-state tuition

$13,650

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Nebraska at Kearney

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a small public university located on a rural campus in Kearney, Nebraska. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,385, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 88%. The university offers 38 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 59%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,270, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $13,650.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

88% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

81% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

59% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 960-1100

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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6k

Students enrolled

72%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

79%

Hispanic

10%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Black

2%

Two or more races

2%

Unknown

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

38% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

27

Total Online Enrollment

4,470

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

53% On-campus

47% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 29% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 50% online

Master's Check Bold 94% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,270 $13,650
Graduate $6,216 $13,656

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $700
On-campus room and board $10,776
On-campus other expenses $4,640
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,776
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,640
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,640

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,386 $29,766
Off-campus without family $22,386 $29,766
Off-campus with family $11,610 $18,990

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

63%

State Grant Aid

14%

Institution Grant Aid

68%

Pell Grant

38%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,356
State Grant Aid $2,668
Institution Grant Aid $5,129
Pell Grant Aid $4,141

Financial Outlook

$19k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division II with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2020-2021 academic year.

1

Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science And Related Fields

BA

MA

DOC

2

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

6

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

7

Education

BA

MA

DOC

8

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

9

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

10

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

11

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

12

Health Professions And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

13

History

BA

MA

DOC

14

History

BA

MA

DOC

15

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services

BA

MA

DOC

16

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

BA

MA

DOC

17

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

18

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

BA

MA

DOC

19

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology

BA

MA

DOC

20

Philosophy And Religious Studies

BA

MA

DOC

21

Physical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

22

Psychology

BA

MA

DOC

23

Public Administration And Social Service Professions

BA

MA

DOC

24

Security And Protective Services

BA

MA

DOC

25

Social Sciences

BA

MA

DOC