UNMC Fast Facts

Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, leads the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which was founded in 1869, chartered as the Omaha Medical College in 1881, and became affiliated with the University of Nebraska in 1902.

By the Numbers

Enrollment at UNMC has set a record for 23 straight years. For the 2023-24 school year, enrollment increased by more than 3%. External funding for research, education and public service was with $250.5 million in fiscal year 2023.


students, Fall 2023

$970 million

operating budget, 17.3% state-supported, 2023-24

$173.4 million

research grants, 2022-23

Of Note


6,304, as of September 2023, which is a full-time equivalent of 5,402.

Economic Impact

UNMC and its hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine, have an annual impact of $5.9 billion.

Rural Care

UNMC's percentage of graduates practicing direct patient care in rural areas is tied for seventh in the nation.


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


Our primary care program is ranked seventh in the nation, and our nursing bachelor's program is 15th. Also among the best in U.S. News & World Report rankings: physical therapy, physician assistant, pharmacy and our online graduate nursing programs.

Fulbright Scholars

UNMC is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Top Producing Institution for the second year in a row, as established by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Major Units

UNMC comprises six colleges, two degree-granting institutes and a graduate studies program.


UNMC 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 is supervised by an eight-member Board of Regents.