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2011.02.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO Receives New, Higher Ranking from Carnegie Foundation

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is now one of 88 institutions of higher education nationally classified as doctoral/research universities, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The Carnegie Foundation is the leading, nationally recognized policy and research center that systematically evaluates and classifies colleges and universities based on empirical data. Universities are reclassified approximately every five years.

“This new ranking accurately reflects the progress that the university has made,” said UNO Chancellor John Christensen. “People who come to campus are always amazed at the depth and breadth of what we do. I’ve said it before—this isn’t the UNO you remember.”

UNO was previously included with approximately 400 universities classified together because of the large number of master's degrees offered. UNO's new classification recognizes its master's-level offerings while upgrading its description because of the doctoral degrees UNO offers.

UNO has more than 200 academic programs, including five doctoral degrees. Those doctoral degrees are:

· Criminology & Criminal Justice;

· Educational Administration;

· Information Technology;

· Psychology; and

· Public Administration.

“UNO has always focused on meeting the needs of the Omaha region and the state in the degree programs we offer,” said Terry Hynes, UNO senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. “UNO's doctoral programs contribute to the higher-education achievements that our metropolitan area, Nebraska and the country need to participate effectively in the global culture and economy of the 21st century.”

In addition to the doctoral programs, the university also offers two graduate-level specialist programs, 45 master’s degree programs and 19 graduate certificates.

The Carnegie Foundation classifies more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States. The Carnegie Foundation's classification information is online at www.carnegiefoundation.org .

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