University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska was founded on February 15, 1869, less than two years after Nebraska became the nation’s 37th state. The original goal of this new land-grant university was, “To afford the inhabitants of this state with the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the various branches of literature, science, and the arts.” This goal has stood the test of time, inspiring the university’s dedication to the education of students, research in a broad range of disciplines, and service to the state’s citizens.