The University of Nebraska is committed to improving success rates for Nebraska students at every level, from preschool through college. Working together with educational partners across Nebraska, the University’s P-16 Initiatives concentrate on:
- Helping all students reach their full potential
- Improving coordination among the various sectors of education
- Increasing two- and four-year college-going rates
- Helping students develop the core skills needed to succeed in careers
- Improving Nebraska's economic competitiveness by helping keep more well-educated people in the state.
Partners in these efforts include the Nebraska Department of Education; eight public community colleges and three public state colleges in Nebraska; and EducationQuest Foundation, a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to increase accessibility to college for all Nebraska students.
One of the most important aspects of supporting educational success across the P-16 sectors is through the transfer of academic credit for work done at post-secondary institutions. Nebraska has invested significant time and effort in Transfer Nebraska (Transfer.Nebraska.edu), in order to help students identify how college credits can transfer to other institutions.
In addition, University of Nebraska campuses are developing pathways for students who attend a community college or a four-year institution to transfer to the University of Nebraska. More information is available on the Pathways website.