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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is a four-year state university located in Omaha, Nebraska
Founded in 1908 as Omaha University, University of Nebraska at Omaha became the public Municipal University of Omaha in 1931. It assumed its current name in 1968 following a merger into the University of Nebraska. The institution has a strong tradition of serving commuter students from within Omaha, but in recent years has developed student housing. On October 8, 2008, the University of Nebraska Omaha celebrated its 100th year of existence.
UNO is classified as a doctoral/research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UNO is the home of the Peter Kiewit Institute a $70 million state-of-the-art computer science facility and engineering facility, giving the university one of the premier computer science, management information systems (MIS) and bioinformatics programs in the region. PKI houses UNO’s College of Information Science and Technology, UNL’s College of Engineering and Technology, and the Holland Computing Center, which houses the Firefly supercomputer.The College of Information Science and Technology offers undergraduate/graduate degrees in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Bioinformatics (graduate degree offered in collaboration with UNMC’s Pathology’s graduate program), Information Assurance, and Information Technology Innovation. In 2002, UNO became the first university in Nebraska to offer an ABET accredited computer science degree and the only university in the state with an ABETaccredited information systems program.
UNO’s School of Public Administration is a national leader in public service education, with five of its programs ranked in the nation’s top 25 by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers a nationally-ranked Master of Public Administration degree that is also offered online.
UNO’s Division of Continuing Studies, which offers the Bachelor of General Studies, is ranked in the nation’s top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for 2013 and 2014.
The College of Business Administration’s Master of Business Administration students ranked in the top 5% nationally, while the undergraduate students ranked in the top 15% on a 2007 standardized exam on business topics conducted by the Educational Testing Service.
UNO maintains a widely regarded online film journal called the Journal of Religion and Film.