There are now 52,515 students in all categories – undergraduate, graduate, and professionals.
First-time freshman numbers also increased at UNL, UNO, and UNK this fall.
On the Lincoln campus, the number grew by 232 students – a 5 percent increase. They are part of the largest freshman class ever at UNL.
At UNO, first-time freshman increased by 0.3 percent, but administrators say it is the most diverse class ever. Nearly a third of them are students of color and 45 percent are first-generation college students.
The Kearney campus has 70 more first-time freshman than last year – a 7.5 percent increase.
Only the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture experienced lower overall enrollment.
That is due to the move away from offering general education dual-credit classes to high school students.
The fall 2016 enrollment totals compiled by the University of Nebraska are as follows:
Campus enrollment totals
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln: 25,897 (2.5 percent increase)
- University of Nebraska at Omaha: 15,627 (0.7 percent increase)
- University of Nebraska at Kearney: 6,788 (0.6 percent increase)
- University of Nebraska Medical Center: 3,861 (1.9 percent increase)
- Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture: 342 (33.2 percent decrease)
University-wide enrollment totals
- Undergraduate students: 39,644 (1.2 percent increase)
- First-time freshmen: 7,937 (4.1 percent increase)
- Graduate students: 9,832 (1 percent increase)
- Professional students: 3,039 (3.8 percent increase)
- Total enrollment including NCTA: 52,515 (1.3 percent increase)