The University of Nebraska's student enrollment has hit an 18-year high, but the growth rate will need to increase to meet the university's long-term goals.
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken said Tuesday that this year's enrollment has exceeded 50,000 students for the first time since 1993.
Enrollment has increased for seven consecutive years. Enrollment among undergraduates, graduate and professional students grew slightly, but the number of first-time freshmen fell.
The university has set a goal of enrolling 30,000 students at
the University of Nebraska Lincoln by 2017, and 20,000 at the
University of Nebraska Omaha by 2020.
Enrollment at the University of Nebraska's four campuses and the
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture grew to more than 50,300,
a nearly 1 percent increase.