University of Nebraska - Lincoln

UNL Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is University of Nebraska - Lincoln? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the facts about diversity at UNL. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

UNL Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of Nebraska - Lincoln?

UNL total enrollment is approximately 25,390 students.

19,132 are undergraduates and 2,640 are graduate students.

UNL Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UNL undergraduate population is made up of 48% women, and 52% men.

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UNL Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 14,314
International 1,530
Hispanic 1,395
Multi-Ethnic 611
Asian 555
Black or African American 504
Unknown 172
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

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UNL Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 50% of full-time grad students are women, and 50% men.

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UNL Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,607
International 708
Hispanic 119
Black or African American 56
Asian 55
Multi-Ethnic 43
Unknown 43
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

UNL achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #617 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  617 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  82.46 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does UNL Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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UNL overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

UNL is ranked 2,831 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2831 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  25.31 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

UNL Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 18,545
International 2,560
Hispanic 1,708
Multi-Ethnic 758
Asian 707
Black or African American 668
Unknown 367
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 14

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 5,299
Asian 323
Black or African American 153
Multi-Ethnic 30
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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UNL ranks 438 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  438 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  88.47 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

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There are approximately 12,301 female students and 13,089 male students at UNL.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UNL is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.87 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 3,075 female teachers and 3,274 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 15% in Geographic Diversity
23.79% Out of State
6.3% Out of the Country

UNL ranks 530 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

23.79% of UNL students come from out of state, and 6.3% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  75 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 40 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Nebraska 3,405
Illinois 148
Colorado 113
South Dakota 105
Kansas 82

International Students at UNL

Students from 110 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Malaysia, and India.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
62.91% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  72.68 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UNL, 62.91% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 8,444
20-21 7,962
22-24 4,509
25-29 2,341
35 and over 1,329
30-34 1,081
Under 18 0

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.

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