University of Nebraska at Kearney

Back to 1905, when Kearney began as the Nebraska State Normal School, through 1921 when the Nebraska State Teachers College emerged, to 1963 when we became Kearney State College, and 1991 when we joined the University of Nebraska, UNK has delivered quality, affordable education to Nebraskans and beyond as part of our mission. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). UNK also has several discipline specific accreditations and certifications. Kearney is a friendly, bustling town with a vibrant spirit. From trendy coffee shops and food trucks, to big-time concerts and events, you’re going to love it here. For outdoor enthusiasts, grab your gear and hit the hike and bike trails, or visit one of the many parks for fishing, kayaking and more. People are welcoming and you’ll feel right at home. See for yourself what makes Kearney so special.