Enrollment at the four campuses of the University of Nebraska has topped 51,000, the largest student body since 1993.
The university today released the enrollment numbers for the four campuses as well as at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis as 51,215. That is a one percent increase over last year.
The Lincoln campus led the way with a 2.3% enrollment increase, pushing just past 25,000 students. The University of Nebraska at Omaha held steady at 15,227 students. The Kearney campus saw a 2.1% increase, pushing its enrollment to 6,902. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha nudged up a bit; a .4% increase to 3,696. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture saw a big jump; up 28% to a total of 384 students.
Enrollment of freshmen rose 2.2%. Overall undergraduate enrollment grew .9%. The number of graduate students also rose, according to the university.