Economic Impact

As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to the education of a 21st century health care workforce, to improving the health of Nebraska and beyond through its premier educational programs, innovative research and the highest quality patient care, and to serving the state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC embraces the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Nearly half of Nebraska’s physicians, dental professionals, bachelor-prepared nurses, and allied health professionals have graduated from UNMC.

UNMC/NM $4.8 billion impact on Nebraska

As an academic health science center, UNMC offers patients world-class health care backed by the latest research innovations and practiced by faculty training the next generation of health providers. With its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, UNMC provides services in about 50 specialties and subspecialties, including cancer, neurosciences, heart disease, and others. Our experts also provide dental care and services in physical and developmental disabilities. UNMC is the home of cutting-edge research and clinical facilities, including the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, and has become a world leader in the global fight against Ebola in the areas of patient care and research. Through this unique combination of academic, scientific, and health care experience, UNMC transforms the discoveries of the laboratory and theory of the classroom into breakthroughs for the health of Nebraskans and the broader community.

The University of Nebraska commissioned an independent third-party economic impact study to quantify the overall impact of all University operations and Nebraska Medicine have on the Nebraska economy in terms of its operations, jobs, and government revenue impact.