Created in 2010, the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide is a University-wide initiative with the primary goal of providing increased access to education for Nebraska residents, and to people throughout the world. NU Online Worldwide brings together the online programs offered by the campuses of the University of Nebraska – more than 100 programs from high school through doctoral – into one comprehensive website and strategy.
NU Online Worldwide works closely with the campuses to:
- Expand access to a University of Nebraska education – a recognized value in the marketplace – to more Nebraskans, particularly those who are place-bound because of work or family obligations.
- Address the needs of working adults seeking degree completion. Currently more than 250,000 Nebraskans have completed some college but have not earned a degree.
- Enhance national and international awareness of the university as a quality resource for online degrees.
- Position the university for the future by further integrating online pedagogies into existing curricula.
Since the establishment of the collaborative effort in distance education, enrollment in the university’s post-secondary online courses grew 16 percent in academic year 2013-14. Undergraduate and graduate credit hours for students who studied at a distance only – an important demographic for the university as it works to expand access to education to those who are not in a position to attend one of the physical campuses – increased 10 percent.
The University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) serves Nebraska schools and students across the state. By using UNHS courses, local schools extend their curriculum offerings while keeping students in their communities, enrolled in local schools and on the path to graduation. The University of Nebraska High School is committed to our strategic purpose and direction, which is to serve students anytime anywhere with a high quality, college prep high school curriculum. UNHS IS a Special purpose school under Nebraska Rule 10. Rule 10 governs accreditation of schools - same authority and responsibilities as public schools under Rule 10 including awarding academic credits and high school diplomas.