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 21 straight years. For the 2021-22 school year, enrollment increased by 3.5%. External funding for research, education and public service set a record in fiscal year 2021 with $228.5 million.


students, Fall 2021

$841.6 million

operating budget, 19% state-supported, 2021-2022

$163.9 million

research grants, 2020-2021

Of Note


6,010, as of November 2021, which is a full-time equivalent of 5,134.6.

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. Also among the best in U.S. News & World Report rankings: nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and pharmacy programs – plus 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.

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-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The University of Nebraska is supervised by an eight-member Board of Regents.