University of Nebraska system enrollment hits record

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


Officials say this fall’s enrollment has set a record for the University of Nebraska system.

The office of university President Hank Bounds says enrollment at the four campuses and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is 52,515. That’s a 1.3 percent increase over fall 2015. The new figure surpasses the system’s previous high of 52,108, set in 1992.

The Lincoln campus reported enrollment of 25,897 – a 2.5 percent increase. The Omaha campus reported enrollment of 15,627 – an increase of 0.7 percent. The Medical Center in Omaha reported enrollment of 3,861 for an increase of 1.9 percent. The Kearney campus reported enrollment of 6,788 – an increase of 0.6 percent. The College of Technical Agriculture reported enrollment of 342 – a decrease of 33.2 percent.