University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

The University of Nebraska says its "Achievement-Centered Education (ACE) general education program is built on student learning outcomes that answer the fundamental question, 'What should all undergraduate students--irrespective of their majors and career aspirations--know or be able to do upon graduation?'" [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:19,979
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:33%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$8,367 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$22,534 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "ACE outcome 1" requirement may be satisfied by topic courses in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because "Modern Languages and Literatures" is one of six areas of the "Humanities" requirement from which students need only choose one.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the College of Arts & Sciences "Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences" requirement may be satisfied by science courses. Furthermore, the "ACE 3" general education requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Nebraska - Lincoln uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/27/2016


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