As a public state-supported institution serving approximately 6,400 students, the University of Nebraska at Kearney provides a broad educational, research and service function to the citizens of the State of Nebraska. It asserts this responsibility by pursuing those aspects of higher education that deal with the preservation of all knowledge as well as the dissemination and the application of knowledge. Thus, the University provides opportunity for enrichment of the individual intellectually, culturally, artistically and emotionally. In light of this, the University continues to evaluate and determine its education, research and services in order to establish criteria and assign priorities as it selects the most suitable activities in these areas for a modern society.
Located in the heart of Nebraska's Platte River Valley, the community of Kearney is the agricultural, commercial, medical, educational and cultural center of a large mid-state area. It is the fifth largest city in the state with a population of 29,000. Being on "America's Main Street" - Interstate 80 - makes it a popular stopping place for thousands of travelers, and it has an abundance of good restaurants, lodging facilities and entertainment. The humidity is low, the winters are not too harsh, and the falls and springs are delightful.
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