University of Nebraska Medical Center: Narrative Description

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Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198
Tel: (402)559-4000
Free: 800-626-8431
Admissions: (402)559-6409
Fax: (402)559-6796
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State-supported, upper-level, coed. Part of University of Nebraska System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1869. Setting: 51-acre urban campus. Endowment: $7.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $73.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $37,364 per student. Total enrollment: 2,904. Faculty: 909 (718 full-time, 191 part-time). Full-time: 707 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 72 students, 93% women, 7% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 30% 25 or older, 28% transferred in. Retention: 98% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska at Kearney. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $5460 full-time, $182 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,990 full-time, $533 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1197 full-time, $2 per credit hour part-time, $47.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 5 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Toastmasters, Student Alliance for Global Health, Christian Medical Society, Student Research Group. Major annual event: Spring Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. McGoogan Medical Library with 241,551 books, 9 microform titles, 4,280 serials, 2,908 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.2 million. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Creighton University.