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Study at University of Nebraska At Kearney

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, also known informally as UNK, is the Kearney campus of the University of Nebraska system. It was originally established in 1905 as the Nebraska State Normal School. It gained university status on July 1, 1991. UNK's campus comprises of more than 30 buildings and is spread across an area of over 250 acres. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Humanities
  • College of Natural and Social Sciences
UNK's athletic department fields men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the NCAA Division II. They are nicknamed the Loopers. Some notable alumni are Don Welch, poet; Curt Coffman, bestselling author; and Marlo T. Bluford, Emmy award winning television producer.

Profile of University of Nebraska At Kearney

University of Nebraska At Kearney can be found in Kearney, NE (a self-contained town). The school is a public institution. The Post-Master's certificate is the highest degree at University of Nebraska At Kearney.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching.

University of Nebraska At Kearney Selectivity

University of Nebraska At Kearney does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 410 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 410 to 520, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way University of Nebraska At Kearney works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 6, 478 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at University of Nebraska At Kearney. The school offers students meal plans. University of Nebraska At Kearney student athletes compete in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential university that is committed to be one of the nation's premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship, and public service. The University of Nebraska at Kearney will achieve national distinction for a high quality, multidimensional learning environment, engagement with community and public interests, and preparation of students to lead responsible and productive lives in a democratic, multicultural society. Key to such improvement will be: clear focus on mission imperatives, fidelity to historic core values, and continuous and rigorous self-appraisal or assessment of outcomes. "

University of Nebraska At Kearney Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching302elementary school teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, physical education teaching, teacher education and development, special ed, curriculum and instruction, business teaching, . . .
Business and Management251business management, operations management
Liberal Arts132history, English, speech and rhetoric, political science, Spanish language, general studies, economics, sociology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling73psychology, communication disorders
Family and Social Work69family and consumer economics, social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy66parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management
Science58biology, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and safety
Media38journalism courses
Art Studies26art studies
Medical Support and Technology14health diagnostic professions
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Agricultural Science and Management6agricultural management
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Contact: University of Nebraska At Kearney

University of Nebraska At Kearney

905 W 25th St

Kearney, NE 68849-1212

General Phone: (308) 865-8441


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