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University of Nebraska at Kearney Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Nebraska at Kearney? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UNK offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Nebraska at Kearney Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Nebraska at Kearney was awarded 240 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is Spanish language and literature.

Overall Quality

UNK is ranked #600 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

UNK is also ranked #6 out of 22 schools in Nebraska.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNK?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Nebraska at Kearney is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 82%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to UNK submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 555. Math scores were between 525 and 588.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nebraska at Kearney  ( 510 to 555 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Nebraska at Kearney  ( 525 to 588 )
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800
UNK received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Nebraska at Kearney  ( 19 to 25 )
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University of Nebraska at Kearney Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, University of Nebraska at Kearney is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Nebraska at Kearney is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Nebraska at Kearney

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Nebraska at Kearney has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 24% for first-time, full-time students at UNK, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100
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100

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University of Nebraska at Kearney Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,429 undergraduates at UNK with 3,827 being full-time and 602 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Nebraska at Kearney Cost?

The overall average net price of UNK is $16,017. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNK

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,078 $13,417 $15,343 $18,669 $19,831

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNK, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNK, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,959 a year. That adds up to $23,836 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNK is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNK Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UNK with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,300 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public institution situated in Kearney, Nebraska. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Kearney draws many to the area.

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Contact details for UNK are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2504 9Th Avenue, Kearney, NE 68849-1212
Phone: 308-865-8441
Website: www.unk.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kearney-NE/University-of-Nebraska-at-Kearney/24920010058

University of Nebraska at Kearney Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from University of Nebraska at Kearney. Of these students, 843 received undergraduate degrees and 473 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 152 $44,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 105 $33,900
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 57 $32,900
Family & Consumer Economics 45 $29,400
Liberal Arts General Studies 41 NA
General Psychology 37 $25,300
General Biology 32 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 32 $37,800
Social Work 28 $32,600
Fine & Studio Arts 26 $32,900

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Nebraska at Kearney along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNK

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 4,095 students took at least one online class at University of Nebraska at Kearney. This is an increase from the 3,864 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 4,095 2,130
2017-2018 3,864 1,997
2016-2017 3,657 1,863
2015-2016 3,568 1,762
2013-2014 3,167 1,561

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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