OMAHA - A recent study released by OnlineColleges.com has ranked the top 15 best U.S. cities for millennials and, therefore, college-aged students with Omaha coming in at No. 2, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) being highlighted as a key reason for that ranking.
In the article, which features an interview with Dan Shipp, UNO's Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, points to UNO as a place in which "students enjoy a place-based advantage that few other universities or colleges can equal."
Omaha's place on the list was second only to Austin, Texas, but ahead of other major cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
According to the list, Omaha was ranked as the best city in the country for average commute time and second best in terms of cost of living and unemployment. Omaha also ranked sixth for entertainment options, ahead of cities such as Boston and Minneapolis.
The ranking follows a recent string of positive publicity for Omaha, including being ranked by Forbes as one of the best cities to raise a family, being identitied by CNN Money as one of the top 10 cities to launch a startup company; and being selected by Kiplinger at as the best city to stretch your money the farthest.
As Omaha's metropolitan university, UNO is intertwined with the missions and goals of the city. As one of the region's best places to earn a value education, featuring a top-ranked online degree program and commitment to military and veteran students, there is no better time to be a Maverick.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.