Impact of Leadership
Nebraska Leads Water for Food Research
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is addressing the challenge of feeding massive population growth while using less water for food production and adapting to the changing climate.
Only in Nebraska: Carson Center
Nebraska’s Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts earned HP/Educause designation, putting UNL in the company of MIT, Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth.
Nebraska Engineering expanding with Kiewit
A gift from Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc., one of America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering firms, is propelling forward Nebraska's new $115 million engineering building.
Impact of Research
$2.9 Billion Annual Economic Impact In the State of Nebraska
- 1,668 Sponsored Awards, FY 2022
- $340M Total research expenditures, FY 2022
- 1.5 MILLION Square feet of space for research
- 34% Increase in research expenditures in the past 10 years
FY 2022 Federal Expenditures by Agency
5.7 Million in licensing income in FY23
Top 100 in Patents For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Nebraska system is ranked among the top 100 academic institutions worldwide (tied at No. 78) in earning U.S. patents. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the NU system 45 U.S. patents in 2022. – National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association
Nebraska Innovation Campus
Opened 2022: The Scarlet Hotel A new six-story, 154-room boutique hotel in the heart of Nebraska Innovation Campus.
$371.8MAnnual economic impact of NIC
58 Diverse private and public-sector partners
101 Student internships funded by NIC
Impact of Access
Nearly 19,000 Undergrad Students
More than 4,000 Grad Students
Real-world software solutions have been developed on campus by students since 2001. – Design Studio in the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management
Nebraska has one of the nation’s leading undergraduate research programs – backed by more than one million dollars in annual funding – empowering students to work one-on-one with faculty on research that creates new knowledge and improves lives in Nebraska and beyond.
Inclusive Access & Open Education Resource Programs
Since 2019, affordable content programs have saved students an estimated $9.9 million on textbook costs and have replaced over 159,000 textbooks with affordable content.
Engler - Purposeful Entrepreneurship
gross revenue generated since the inception of the program*
gross revenue generated in 2021 alone*
of alumni & students are more likely to become an employer because of Engler.
Engler-owned businesses employ 127 people
230 Engler Alums
The university's Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program began in 2010 with a gift and challenge from Paul Engler, a Nebraska alumnus and Texas cattleman.
Impact of Alumni
80,000+Alumni work in Nebraska
Among employers that hire the most Husker graduates, all of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20 are Nebraska-based organizations. We draw new students in, and in turn, Nebraska employers can count on our grads for their talent needs.
Since its founding in 1869, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has awarded 318,028 degrees (December, 2023).
Impact of Commitment
Extension and Outreach
$6.2 million economic impact reported by the 8,000+ participants who took part in Nebraska Extension workshops on beef education.
The BeefWatch podcast has become a top-rated program globally. In 2022, it received 144,000+ unique downloads in 50 states and 78 countries.
- 444,000 Nebraskans attended programs or contacted local Extension professionals regarding pest, insect, and landscape / horticulture topics.
- Nebraska Extension Early Childhood programming reached 202,922 Nebraska youth and 15,172 caregivers in 2022.
Empowering 140,000 Nebraska Youth
In Nebraska, where in more than ¾ of our counties, one in every two age-eligible youth are enrolled in 4-H, for a total enrollment reaching approximately 140,000 youth.
Leading Agricultural Education Programs
214 Nebraska high schools offer Ag Education/FFA, led by 248 teachers, the majority of which are Husker graduates, including 13 new UNL graduates serving in their first year as agricultural education teachers and FFA advisors in 2023-24.
Husker Scholars Program Supports About 2,000 Students
The Husker Scholars Program has enabled annual scholarship support from Husker Athletics for students not competing in intercollegiate athletics since 2018.
Collaboration & Recognition
#1 Best Value Online MBA in the U.S.(Financial Times, 2018)