Why the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

Nationally Recognized

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is nationally recognized, research 1, land-grant institution. Founded in 1869 and with a student body of over 25,500 students from all 50 states and 136 countries, Nebraska consistently ranks in the top tier of national research universities. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since the association first started accrediting colleges and universities in 1913. In addition, various colleges, schools, departments, and programs within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are accredited by their respective professional accrediting agencies.

Benefits for you to attend an accredited school:

  1. You can take advantage of federal financial aid.
  2. You can be admitted to a graduate or professional school.
  3. Credits earned will qualify to be transferred to another institution.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a proud member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Big Ten Conference, a group of world-class academic institutions who share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. In addition, we are affiliated with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

Academically Rigorous Programs

Our distance courses are the same courses that we offer to students who come to campus to study. They are taught by the same nationally recognized, award winning faculty that teach in-person, on-campus. Distance programs must go through the same academic review processes that in-person programs undergo. Because distance programs are as academically rigorous as the equivalent in-person programs, your diploma does not state that your degree was earned online – it looks no different from the one earned by students who come to campus for all their classes.

Kaye Shelton

Kaye Shelton

Educational Studies, Specialization in Educational Leadership & Higher Education, PhD
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

My children were in school when I went back for my bachelor’s. I was busy with PTA, attending my sons’ activities and working full time. When I decided to earn my graduate degree, I centered by my research on my passion for online education. So when I decided to pursue my PhD online, the bar was set high.

What I found was incredible. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln made it possible for me to juggle a PhD program and the rest of my life. I wasn’t just going through the motions. My research made a difference and is being used across the United States and internationally.

Student Services

University of Nebraska–Lincoln distance students have access to a full range of services, including:

  • orientation and tutorial modules
  • academic advising
  • success coaching
  • career counseling
  • library resources
  • technical support

Career-Enhancing and Affordable Programs

Choose from some of the most in-demand programs in education, business, engineering, interior design, merchandising, media studies, agriculture, and more. Our distance graduate education, business, and engineering programs as well as our distance bachelor degree completion programs are consistently ranked among the best by the U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs. Financial Times ranked the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's online Master of Business Administration program the No. 1 best value online MBA program in the world.

The international daily newspaper also ranked the College of Business MBA program at No. 1 in the world for best alumni salary increases and No. 3 for career services programming. In 2018, UNL was again named a Military Advanced Education and Training Top School and the MBA was again named U.S. News and World Report Best Online MBA Program for Veterans.

No matter which distance program you select, you will find:

  • programs built on the latest industry trends
  • courses taught by nationally recognized faculty, experts in their fields
  • a diverse group of students engaged in advancing their careers and educational goals