The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) was founded in 1905 as Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney. It joined the university system in 1991, adapting its present name. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

UNK offers its programs on-campus as well as through the online environment. Distance study students, including those taking online programs are supported by video tutorials and orientation to help them get started on the right foot. Registration for online classes is done through MyBlue but only after being admitted to UNK. Since online course requirements vary, prospective students are advised to consult with an Academic Advisor.

The admissions process both for the undergraduate and graduate levels can be initiated through an online admission application. Students need to contact the appropriate admissions office to verify their admission status. Upon successful processing of admission application, students will get their Nebraska Unique Identification Number (NUID) which will be needed for online class registration.

The cost of an online course differs depending on student residency. In-state tuition is $ 184.00 per credit hour for undergraduates, $ 218.00 per credit hour for graduate students and $ 228.00 for Biology graduate students. Out-of-state tuition is $ 284.25 per credit hour for undergraduates, $ 356.00 for graduate students and $ 404.00 per credit hour for Biology graduate students. Various fees apply such as Distance Education Fee and Technology Fee.

UNK’s online programs cover several areas of study including Art Education, Biology, Business Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, ESL Endorsement, History, Instructional Technology, Library Media, Music Specialization, Organizational Communication, and Special Education among many. Financial aid is provided by the university through grants, student loans, parent loans, work study and scholarships. UNK is recognized as a Tier I university, ranking 43rd in the Regional Universities (Midwest) Category as determined by US News and World Report.