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(Neb)-NU Enrollment Down, But UNMC Sets New Enrollment Record

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/10/2019 08:47 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Enrollment at the University of Nebraska dropped for the second year in a row this fall.  Four of the 5 campuses have fewer students than a year as combinedenrollment totals a little more than 51,000 - down 1.4% from last year.

     The flagship Lincoln campus is by far the largest at just over 25,300 for a 1.9% decrease from last fall while Nebraska-Omaha comes in at 15,150 or 1.8% fewer than last year.

      Nebraska-Kearney enrollment declined by 0.8% to hit a little below 6,300 students while the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is down 1.2% to 331.

     On the bright side, enrollment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center set a record high for the 19th straight year, increasing 2.1% and topping 4,000 for the first time at 4,055 - a more than 50% increase since 2000.

     UNMC senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies Dele Davies calls the continued growth "truly a reflection of our continued commitment to provide the highest quality programs to address the demand for highly skilled health care providers and scientists in our state and beyond."

     Much of the credit for the enrollment growth at UNMC since 200 goes to the addition of several new and critically needed programs, including the two newest - master's degrees in genetics counseling and in health administration.


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