UNMC student enrollment sets record

Eenrollment set a record high with 3,681 students enrolled

Student enrollment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center set a record high with 3,681 students enrolled for the 2013-14 school year, an increase over last year's record of 3,655.

“We are pleased that our overall enrollment continues to grow,” said Dele Davies, M.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies. “Our public health programs in particular continue to attract excellent new students from across Nebraska, the U.S. and around the world. Several of our allied health programs and our doctor of nursing practice programs also experienced modest growths.”

Listed below are enrollment highlights from UNMC.

Graduate Studies

Enrollment in doctoral and master's programs in graduate studies increased by 1.8 percent, going from 462 students in 2012 to 474 in 2013. The number of students enrolled in doctoral programs increased 3 percent, going from 389 to 401.

College of Dentistry

The College of Dentistry admitted 47 new dental students as well as 24 new dental hygiene students, bringing enrollment in the college to 278, including 41 graduate and post graduate students. This year's GPA for entering dentistry students is 3.76 and the entering dental hygiene class had a 3.55 GPA. There were 796 applicants for the 47 slots in this year's dental class.

College of Medicine

There are 133 new medical students entering their first year of medical school, bringing the total enrollment to 510, with 34 enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. program. The new students were selected from a total of 1,568 applicants, one of the largest number of applicants in the last 19 years.

College of Nursing

A total of 993 students are enrolled in seven undergraduate and graduate nursing programs (including Ph.D. in nursing students) in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk. The college received 642 qualified applicants this year for 391 slots in its bachelor’s degree in nursing programs. The incoming bachelor’s students’ GPA is 3.64 based on the students’ first two years in undergraduate college. The college also received 221 applications for the master’s degree in nursing and post master’s certificate programs for 100 slots.

College of Pharmacy

Fifty-eight new students with a GPA of 3.55 were accepted into the College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. The new students bring the total enrollment in the four-year program to 221 students.

College of Public Health

Enrollment in the College of Public Health this fall is 223, which includes 50 doctoral students, 138 master's students, and 35 certificate and non-degree program students. This represents a 14 percent increase in enrollment over last fall.  The College of Public Health had 240 qualified applicants for its programs in fall 2013, a 95 percent increase over the fall of 2012. 

School of Allied Health Professions

For the 2013-14 academic year, there are 231 new students. Total enrollment in the school's traditional programs is 410 students, and 209 students are enrolled through distance education degree programs. There were 926 applicants this year -- a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

In addition to student enrollment, Munroe-Meyer Institute provided interdisciplinary training, course work, and practicum experiences to 177 students in the 2012-2013 academic year. Trainees included 11undergraduate students, 52 master's level students, 75 doctoral level interns, 38 post-doctoral fellows, and training for a family member to develop disability advocacy and community resource expertise.

Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates  breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state. Learn more at unmc.edu. 


Enrollment at UNMC since 2000

Year    Enrollment

2000          2,695

2001          2,724

2002          2,819

2003          2,865

2004          2,904

2005          3,002

2006          3,067

2007          3,128

2008          3,194

2009          3,237

2010          3,493

2011          3,626

2012          3,655

2013          3,681



Vicky Cerino
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-5190