Midland University Achieves Largest Enrollment in 135-year History

FREMONT, NE – Midland University announced record enrollment of 1,395 students, marking the largest enrollment in the school’s 135‑year history. This news comes on the heels of The Chronicle of Higher Education on recognizing Midland as the 9th fastest‑growing private, non‑profit baccalaureate institution in the nation.

“Our vision is to provide relevant, innovative, and dynamic learning experiences for our students by working from the marketplace back to ensure their career readiness,” said Midland University President, Jody Horner. “This commitment to being relentlessly relevant has driven growth in both our undergraduate campus in Fremont, as well as in our graduate and professional studies programs at our Omaha Center.”

Students benefit from the modern approach to liberal arts education, which empowers students to be both well‑rounded individuals and experience immersive, real‑world learning application inside and outside the classroom.

“We live out our mission to inspire individuals to learn and lead in the world with purpose by taking a personalized approach to education and ensuring student success,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, Merri Nelson. “At Midland, students are known by name and experience a deep sense of community, purpose, and commitment to creating a better world.”

The brand‑new, state‑of‑the‑art Simulation Lab unveiled earlier this summer in partnership with Fremont Health highlights new investments in the student experience. Eikmeier Commons, a brand‑new student common space that will act as the ‘kitchen table’ for the university, was completed this summer in the third phase of their investment in student spaces. Previous renovations include a beautiful dining hall complete with pizza oven and gourmet options, and Warrior Grille which attracts students with its Starbuck’s coffee and easy grab‑and‑go options.

Midland also boasts the largest athletic department in the state of Nebraska with 32 varsity sports. The arts department offers students more than 250 performing arts opportunities. The University also provides opportunities for students to be involved in Honors, Greek Life, Campus Ministry and dozens of other clubs & organizations.

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