Enrollment for the four University of Nebraska campuses, plus the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis stands at 51,883, a 1% decline from the fall of 2017.
“In a perfect world, enrollment would go up every year,” University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds said in a written statement released by NU. “But after five straight years of growth, including back-to-back record highs, some ebb and flow is inevitable. Particularly when you consider the challenges the University of Nebraska has faced in recent years, there’s much to be proud of in this enrollment report.”
Freshman enrollment held steady. The University of Nebraska student body is becoming more diverse.
Bounds says he and the campus chancellors are focused on what needs to happen to accelerate growth.
“That includes a strong partnership with the State of Nebraska that sends a message to our young people that state leaders care about their future and are committed to working together to ensure affordable, accessible, excellent education for students and families for generations to come,” Bounds said in the statement.
The student body includes students from every Nebraska county as well as from all 50 statues and more than 100 countries around the world.
Freshmen enrollment at the University of Nebraska at Omaha sets a record for UNO for the fourth straight year.
While overall enrollment on the Lincoln campus dropped a percentage point, the Colleges of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources; Arts and Sciences; Fine and Performing Arts; and Journalism and Mass Communications saw enrollment growth.
Enrollment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center set a record for the 18th straight year.
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture enrollment hit a 23-year record high. The college specializes in
two-year agriculture and veterinary programs.
Campus enrollment totals reported by NU:
· University of Nebraska-Lincoln: 25,820 (1% decrease)
· University of Nebraska at Omaha: 15,431 (1.9% decrease)
· University of Nebraska at Kearney: 6,327 (1.1% decrease)
· University of Nebraska Medical Center: 3,970 (1.6% increase)
· Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture: 335 (5.7% increase)