The University of Nebraska system is the public university system in the state of Nebraska. Founded in 1869 with one campus in Lincoln, the system now has four
university campuses and operates a two-year technical agriculture college.
The earliest institution of higher education promoted in the Omaha-area came from promoters of the Town of Saratoga located around present-day North 24th and Grand Streets in
Omaha. The Saratogans won a charter from the Nebraska Territorial Legislature to establish Nebraska University. However, their proposal was delayed in the Legislature, and
their university was never more than words on paper.