FREMONT – UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green and some of his staff visited Fremont today to meet with Fremont business leaders, and to learn more about how UNL can better serve the Fremont area. Chancellor Green said UNL will begin classes in 3 weeks, and enrollment is strong.
Over 26,500 students are expected at UNL this year, while most institutions of higher educations are seeing a decline in overall enrollment. “We expect that we’ll have our 4th straight year of record enrollment,” said Green. “The last three years, we’ve broken our all-time enrollment records in 150 years.” Green anticipates an even higher enrollment this year, with hundreds more expected this year over last.
About 180 students from Dodge county will be attending UNL this fall, with an additional 20 students from Dodge county in graduate programs. Chancellor Green says in-state enrollment has changed dramatically in the last 20 years.
“It used to be 90 percent of our enrollment was in-state,” he remarked. “Now, about 65 percent of enrollment is in-state, 35% from out of state.”
Chancellor Green and his team will be busy in the upcoming weeks. They plan on visiting 25 area communities before Labor Day.