Nebraska college administrators say a combination of financial aid and outreach programs have helped increase the percentage of high school students who go on to college.
Administrators from the University of Nebraska and the state's colleges said Thursday that a grant program has helped more high school students visit college campuses. University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken says the university has also worked to offer tuition assistance and a two-year freeze proposed by Gov. Dave Heineman.
Nearly 65 percent of Nebraska high school students went on to college in the fall of 2006 and the state was ranked 19th nationally. The state climbed to seventh place in 2010 with nearly 70 percent of Nebraska high school students enrolling in college, according to the latest available data from a report this year.