Academic Partnerships

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a member of the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU).

About the Big Ten Conference

The Big Ten Conference is a union of world-class academic institutions who share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The conference’s 100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, vast and passionate alumni base, and consistent leadership in innovations position the Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage.

The Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to live a Big Life.

Big Ten universities make up the Big Ten Academic Alliance, a consortium formed in 1958 as the conference’s academic counterpart.

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Big Ten By The Numbers
Institution Location (Population) Founded Undergrad Enrollment
Champaign, Illinois
(86,096)
1867 43,603
Bloomington, Indiana
(80,405)
1820 48,514
Iowa City, Iowa
(67,862)
1847 33,334
College彩神网app Park, Maryland
(30,413)
1856 38,140
Ann Arbor, Michigan
(117,070)
1817 43,625
East Lansing, Michigan
(48,648)
1855 50,085
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(410,939)
1851 51,147
University of Nebraska–Lincoln logo Lincoln, Nebraska
(277,348)
1869 26,079
Evanston, Illinois
(75,430)
1851 21,000
Columbus, Ohio
(850,106)
1870 58,322
University Park, Pennsylvania
(13,700)
1855 45,518
West Lafayette, Indiana
(32,109)
1869 39,464
New Brunswick, New Jersey
(57,035)
1766 40,720
Madison, Wisconsin
(248,951)
1848 49,193

About the Big Ten Academic Alliance

The is a consortium of the Big Ten universities. The Big Ten Academic Alliance leverages faculty, funding, facilities, investments and ideas to help the collective whole compete and succeed.

Among its core projects are:

  • library collections and access
  • technology collaborations to build capacity at reduced costs
  • leveraging purchasing and licensing through economies of scale
  • leadership and development programs for faculty and staff
  • study-abroad collaborations
  • course-sharing mechanisms by which students may take courses at other consortium institutions

About the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

The is a non-profit association of 218 public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems with member campuses in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. All Big Ten Institutions except for Northwestern University are APLU members.

With roots going back to 1887, APLU is the nation’s oldest higher education association. APLU is dedicated to advancing learning, discovery and engagement. The association provides a forum for the discussion and development of policies and programs affecting higher education and the public interest.