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A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond.

As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.

Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s  physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.

Read more about how this public academic health sciences center helps Nebraska.

Fast Facts:

Chancellor: Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

Enrollment (Fall 2019): 4,055 students

Employees (January 2018): 5,202 (4,193 FTE)

Operating Budget (2018-2019): $741 million (21 percent state-supported)

Research Grants (2018-19): $138 million 

Founded: 1881. Originally the Omaha Medical College, the college became affiliated with the University of Nebraska in 1902.

Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute, and a graduate studies program.

University of Nebraska: The University of Nebraska Medical Center is one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska, which is led by President Walter "Ted" Carter, Jr.  The other campuses are: the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). The University of Nebraska is supervised by an eight-member Board of Regents. 

Economic Impact: UNMC and its hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine, have an annual impact of $4.8 billion.


Primary care, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and pharmacy programs rank among the best in U.S. News & World Report rankings. U.S. News & World Report also ranked UNMC's online graduate nursing programs as among the best.
Online master's program in nursing was ranked second in the nation in 2019 and the public health  online master's degree program was ranked sixth by Best Masters Programs, an independent online guide.

UNMC was named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Top Producing Institution for the 2019-2020 academic year by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Nearly half of Nebraska’s physicians, dental professionals, pharmacists, bachelor-prepared nurses and allied health professionals have graduated from UNMC.



UNMC offers a wide array of benefit and related programs that are vital to enhancing employees' working and non-working lives.

UNMC Benefit 'U'


UNMC is committed to creating a culturally competent environment that celebrates the richness of diversity represented on campus.

To achieve this goal UNMC offers opportunities throughout the year for employees to come together. Employees can attend the Diversity Lecture Series, Culture Fest, Spirit Week, the Holi Festival of Colors or International Week. 

An advisory council, the Chancellor’s Diversity Advisory Steering Committee, consisting of representatives from all colleges and major units, is charged with making recommendations to the chancellor related to diversity planning, evaluation and accountability. 

It is through enriching experiences, events and discussions that we get to know each other a little better and realize we are more alike than different. 


Whether engaged in patient care, research or education UNMC touches the lives of millions of people. As part of a global health community, we recruit students from around the world and here at home who have an interest in serving patients from all walks of life.

UNMC strives to create an environment of inclusion for everyone – patients, visitors, employees, students. When you step foot on this campus, we hope you feel valued, respected, connected. And we hope you feel this way beyond the confines of our campus as our students, faculty and staff reach out into the surrounding communities, the nation and the world.


UNMC Mission

We are Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.

Our mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.

Mission & Values


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