Online programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are receiving national recognition, including notable jumps in rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
The publication’s latest rankings of online programs, released today, reflect UNO’s continued efforts to build on a strong foundation of online academic program offerings as all institutions nationwide have focused on enhancing online offerings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Out of more than 380 schools considered, UNO’s online programs were ranked 29th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, climbing 24 spots in the past year and 51 spots since 2020. Additionally, UNO rose 19 spots in the rankings to 18th in the nation for best online programs for veterans, a similar ranking which specifically considers affordability and accessibility of online programs for veterans.
UNO was the only University of Nebraska institution ranked by U.S. News & World Report for its excellence in online undergraduate programs. The university was also ranked ahead of other institutions including the University of Denver, the University of Alabama, Syracuse University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Kansas State University, among others, in the undergraduate programs category.
We meet students where they are to help them realize their goals so that they can meet the evolving workforce needs of our community and our state.
- Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, UNO Chancellor
"These rankings show UNO's ability to lead in providing flexible and accessible program offerings. We meet students where they are to help them realize their goals so that they can meet the evolving workforce needs of our community and our state," UNO Chancellor Joanne Li said. "I am so proud of how our university has responded to the increased demand for flexible course offerings. We will never stop making education and professional development more accessible, and attainable, for all of our students."
Specific online programs also received recognition. For the sixth straight year, UNO’s online graduate programs in criminal justice were ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. UNO’s online bachelor’s programs in business received their first-ever ranking, immediately jumping up the charts to 40th in the country.
UNO offers 13 fully online programs across five of its six colleges, including programs in multidisciplinary studies, supply chain management, information systems, sociology, and others. Rankings by U.S. News & World Report are based on data in four categories: engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinions. Additional information on UNO’s rankings and methodologies can be found on the U.S. News & World Report website.
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.